Goddard College
Plainfield, VT 05667-9432


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Rural
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 505
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 6%
Student to faculty ratio 7:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Goddard College is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 16 applications and 9 students were granted admission. Goddard College is at the #54 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
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Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Goddard College's tuition was $15,786 for all students regardless of residency (41.1% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 83% of Goddard College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 67% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,988 (which is 13.4% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Goddard College in 2016-2017, was 5, which is 83% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,364 (which is 8% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Goddard College has enrolled a total of 505 students (472 students full-time and 33 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 505 students, 59 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 28% men and 72% women and 194 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 311 for graduates studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 61%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 23%

Black/African American: 4%

Two or more races: 4%

Hispanic: 3%

Asian: 3%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 5 largest majors offered at Goddard College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 26% 151
English Language And Literature/letters 22% 129
Education 14% 82
Psychology 12% 69
Visual And Performing Arts 9% 52

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Goddard College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Goddard College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $24,200. Last year, out of the total 2,211 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,857 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,620 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,044 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $24,200 $27,100
Employment Rate 84% 78%
Total Graduates 2,211 2,620

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Goddard College.

Norwich University
14.7 mile away
Sterling College
25.9 mile away
Vermont Law School
31.9 mile away
Champlain College
40.2 mile away
Dartmouth College
40.4 mile away
Middlebury College
41.1 mile away
College of St Joseph
54.8 mile away