Vermont Tech Ranked Among Top 25 Schools in the North

Vermont Tech Ranked Among Top 25 Schools in the North

first_imgVermont Tech Ranked Among Top 25 Schools in the NorthRANDOLPH CENTER, Vt-Vermont Technical College this week was named among the top 25 Baccalaureate Colleges in the North by U.S.News & World Report.In its 2009 “Best Colleges” issue, Vermont Tech this year came in at number 24, up six slots from its number 30 ranking one year ago.”As you might imagine, we’re very pleased with this kind recognition,” said college president Ty Handy. “A lot of people put in a lot of long hours to make Vermont Tech the unique and special institution that it is, and it’s very gratifying, not only to be recognized for our efforts, but also to be among the few public institutions to make it into the rankings.”According to its web site, the U.S. News rankings system rests on two pillars: quantitative measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality, and its own nonpartisan view of what matters in education.The quantitative measures for baccalaureate colleges fall into six broad categories: peer assessment; graduation and retention rates; faculty resources (for example, class size); student selectivity (for example, average admission test scores of incoming students); financial resources; and alumni giving.Baccalaureate colleges are defined by U.S. News as “institutions [that] focus primarily on undergraduate education…but grant fewer than 50 percent of their degrees in liberal arts disciplines. At these schools, at least 10 percent of undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees.”There are 319 baccalaureate colleges ranked within four regions of the United States: North, South, Midwest, and West. Vermont Tech is one of just two Vermont colleges to make the “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” list.last_img

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