Goddard College

Goddard College

Goddard College was founded in 1863 and is situated on a 175-acre campus in Plainfield, Vermont. It began as the Green Mountain Central Institute and was later also named the Goddard Seminary.

Goddard College offers low residency bachelor's and master's programs in individualized studies, education, health sciences, psychology and counseling, and sustainable business. The college also confers the Spirit of Goddard General Scholarship to eligible students in various study programs.

Notable alumni of Goddard College include Mumia Abu-Jamal (journalist and political activist), Piers Anthony (author), Ann Gillespie (actress), Neil Landau (television producer), David Mamet (Pulitzer Prize winner in drama) and William H. Macy (actor).

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Contacting Goddard

Goddard College
123 Pitkin Road
Plainfield , VT 05667-9432
General Phone: (802) 454-8311

Goddard Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts119creative writing, liberal arts and sciences
Drama and Performing Arts35various performing arts
Education and Teaching25education, school counseling, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher ed, early childhood education, art education
Medical Administration18community health
Therapy and Counseling18counseling psychology
Business and Management0business administration

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree579
Master's degree15814

Goddard Student Body

In 2007-2008, Goddard had a total enrollment of 678 students (629 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 44%
Women 56%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 37%
Graduate 63%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 64%
Black 4%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 25%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 1%
20-21 4%
22-24 9%
25-29 23%
30-34 13%
35-39 10%
40-49 18%
50-64 20%
65+ 1%

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

New Hampshire13%
New York13%

Goddard Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 58 %

Goddard Room and Board (2007)

Goddard offers campus housing for 221 of its 629 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Plainfield, Vermont for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Vermont Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Goddard Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Goddard Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 12,752
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,752
Room and board $ 1,088
Room charge $ 496
Board (meal plan) charge $ 592
Books and supplies $ 1,334
Other expenses $ 14,426

Financial Aid:
Goddard participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 368600)

Goddard Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year6$62,1566$59,046
All faculty totalcalendar year6$62,1566$59,046

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

Goddard Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

Drama And Performing Arts
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Administration
Community Health and Preventive Medicine

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology

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Goddard Highlights

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What Sets Goddard Apart:

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% of degrees in medical administration
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% of accepted students who choose to enroll
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Female % of student body
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Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 18%Goddard Dorm rooms per full-time student

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