2023 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$17,086

Net Price

75%

Admitted

9%

Enrolled

39%

Graduation Rate

10/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Northern Vermont University

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 1,746. In 2021, there were 131 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #8 in Vermont and ranks #1231 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Associate Degree, Bachelor, Master

Psychology Graduates

131

Total Enrollment

1,746

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education

Ranking for Northern Vermont University

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#8

Vermont Rank

Combining ranking factors for 10 schools that offer psychology degrees in Vermont, Northern Vermont University ranks #8.

#1231

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Northern Vermont University ranks #1231.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Northern Vermont University offers General Psychology at the associate degree level. At the bachelor level, the university offers General Psychology. At the master level Counseling and Applied Psychology, Counseling Psychology and Mental Health Counseling are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021ASBSMA
Counseling and Applied Psychology21
Counseling Psychology21
General Psychology457
Mental Health Counseling32
Total Graduates45774
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 3,954 students applied to the Northern Vermont University. The university admitted 75% and 9% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Vermont universities is 5,815. On average, all Vermont institutions admit 69% and 30% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Northern Vermont University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 57%. Compared to all Vermont four or more years colleges, the percentage is 72%.

The overall graduation rate for Northern Vermont University is 39%, compared to 65% for all Vermont universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 90%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare NVU to Vermont Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Northern Vermont University to the average of all Vermont four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

NVU

3,954

Applicants

75%

Percent Admitted

9%

Percent Enrolled

57%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

39%

Graduation Rate

VT Colleges

5,815

Applicants

69%

Percent Admitted

30%

Percent Enrolled

72%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

65%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 64 or 27% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 171 or 73% part-time faculty members employed at Northern Vermont University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 64 or 27%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

NVU

10 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

27%

Percent Full-Time

73%

Percent Part-Time

27%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

VT Colleges

11 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

57%

Percent Full-Time

43%

Percent Part-Time

55%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Northern Vermont University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $11,592, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,000.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $11,322 and the average cost for graduate fees is $0.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Northern Vermont University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Northern Vermont University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$12,044
On-Campus Living Expenses$1,750
Total Living Expenses$13,794
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$11,592
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,000
Total Undergraduate Expenses$26,386
In-State, Graduate Tuition$11,322
In-State, Graduate Fees$0
Total Graduate Expenses$11,322
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Northern Vermont University is $17,086. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Northern Vermont University presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$13,846$13,186
$30,001 – $48,000$14,086$12,688
$48,001 – $75,000$15,951$13,907
$75,001 – $110,000$19,983$19,033
$110,001 and more$21,755$23,001
US Department of Education

Compare Northern Vermont University to all Vermont universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

NVU

$26,386

Cost to Attend

$9,989

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$17,086

Net Price

VT Colleges

$55,021

Cost to Attend

$23,614

Average Financial Aid

92%

Percent Receiving Aid

$29,771

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 213 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 1,345 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $9,989.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid1,345$9,989
Pell Grants696$4,367
Federal Student Loans961$6,273
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Northern Vermont University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

NVU

1,345

Grant or Scholarship Aid

45%

Grants or Scholarships

696

Number of Pell Grants

23%

Pell Grants

961

Federal Student Loans

32%

Federal Student Loans

VT Colleges

2,132

Grant or Scholarship Aid

55%

Grants or Scholarships

549

Number of Pell Grants

14%

Pell Grants

1,166

Federal Student Loans

30%

Federal Student Loans

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