Castleton State College

Castleton State College

Castleton State College is located in Castleton, Vermont, United States. It was established in the year 1787 as a grammar school. In fact, it is the oldest college in the state of Vermont. It became a state college in 1962 and adopted its current name. It offers over 30 undergraduate programs and several master degrees in diverse areas of study.

Castleton State College participates in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. They are also members of the Eastern College Athletic Conference and North Atlantic Conference. The sports teams are known as the Spartans and include men's and women's basketball, baseball, skiing, golf, cross county, lacrosse, football, women's softball, tennis, ice hockey, soccer, and women's volleyball.

Castleton State College officially recognized a number of student organizations including the Art Students League, Student Nurses Association, Coffeehouse Committee, and Reel Action Film Club.

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Castleton State College
62 Alumni Dr
Castleton , VT 05735
General Phone: (802) 468-5611

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Castleton Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management68business, business management, electronic commerce, accounting, MIS, marketing
Liberal Arts61Spanish language, Americal literature, English language and literature, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, social services, sociology, social studies, history ...
Education and Teaching57education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed administration, special ed, physical education teaching, science teaching
Nursing and Emergency Medicine47registered nursing
Media27communication studies, mass communication, journalism, digital communications, public relations
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy27sports and fitness management, exercise science, health and fitness
Therapy and Counseling24psychology, child psychology, medical psychology, forensic psychology
Mathematics14mathematics, mathematics and statistics
Science14biology, natural sciences, chemistry, geology
Family and Social Work13social work
Art Studies12art studies
Security and Law Enforcement10criminal justice and safety
Drama and Performing Arts6drama, theatre design, stagecraft
Medicine5health professions
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Castleton in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree28140
Associate's degree636
Postbaccalaureate certificate111
Master's degree385
Post-master's certificate22

Castleton Student Body

In 2007-2008, Castleton had a total enrollment of 2,144 students (1,925 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 76%
Graduate 24%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 90%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 33%
20-21 31%
22-24 14%
25-29 5%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 4%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York14%
New Jersey6%
New Hampshire6%
Rhode Island1%
(International Students)1%

Castleton Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 66 %

Castleton Room and Board (2007)

Castleton offers campus housing for 950 of its 1,925 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Castleton Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440530
SAT Math440540
SAT Writing430520
ACT Verbal1622
ACT Math1722
ACT Composite1723

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT93%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT21%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Castleton Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,284
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,948
Room and board $ 7,509
Room charge $ 4,472
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,037
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,352

Financial Aid:
Castleton participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 368300)

Castleton Faculty

Castleton has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1714
Non-tenured and not on tenure track23

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*0*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year26$69,17212$63,963
Associate professoracademic year4$54,11010$51,408
Assistant professoracademic year16$41,65417$43,314
Instructoracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year47$57,78339$51,743

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Castleton Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball North Atlantic Conference
Baseball North Atlantic Conference
Track North Atlantic Conference

Castleton Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Administration of Special Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
American Literature (United States)
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
General Studies
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Public Relations/Image Management

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Natural Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Developmental and Child Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Health/Medical Psychology
Psychology, General

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Castleton Highlights

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What Sets Castleton Apart:

% of degrees in media
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Top 11%Castleton % of degrees in media
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 12%Castleton Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Castleton % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%Castleton % of degrees in therapy and counseling
Number of degree programs
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Top 16%Castleton Number of degree programs
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%Castleton % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
% of degrees in art studies
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Top 16%Castleton % of degrees in art studies
% of degrees in drama and performing arts
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Top 17%Castleton % of degrees in drama and performing arts

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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