Johnson State College

Johnson State College

Johnson State College or JSC, was originally established as the Johnson Academy in 1828. In 1867, it became a school for educating teachers. Johnson State College is now one of the Vermont State Colleges. It occupies a 350-acre campus in Johnson, Vermont. JSC's recent enrollments have been more than 1,500 students.

Johnson State College offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of behavioral sciences, business & economics, education, environmental & health sciences, fine & performing arts, humanities, general studies, mathematics, and writing and literature.

The athletics department of Johnson State College sponsors teams in soccer, cross country, basketball, lacrosse, tennis, softball, and volleyball. The teams are members of the NCAA Division III, and the North Atlantic Conference.

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Contacting Johnson State

Johnson State College
337 College Hill
Johnson , VT 05656-9464
General Phone: (802) 635-2356

Johnson State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching106education, curriculum and instruction, special ed, gifted and talended education, education of emotionally disturbed, elementary school teaching, reading teaching, science teaching
Liberal Arts92English, creative writing, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, anthropology, political science, history
Therapy and Counseling68psychology, counseling psychology
Business and Management32business, business management, non-profit management, accounting technology, small business management, MIS, marketing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy19parks and recreation studies, health and physical education, exercise science, alternative medical services, mind-body therapies
Conservation and Resource Management12environmental science
Fine Arts10fine arts
Art Studies10art studies
Drama and Performing Arts10drama, theatre design, various performing arts
Hospitality7hospitality management, resort management
Medicine5health professions
Music4music, music performance

Number of programs and degrees for Johnson State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree27033
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years12
Master's degree9210
Post-master's certificate71
Associate's degree124

Johnson State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Johnson State had a total enrollment of 1,867 students (1,415 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 79%
Graduate 21%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 85%
Black 1%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 24%
20-21 19%
22-24 13%
25-29 12%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 11%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

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

New Hampshire6%
New York5%
Rhode Island1%
New Jersey1%

Johnson State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 65 %
Part-Time 29 %

Johnson State Room and Board (2007)

Johnson State offers campus housing for 603 of its 1,415 (full-time) students.

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

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

Johnson State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420520
SAT Math400510
SAT Writing400500
ACT Verbal1523
ACT Math1620
ACT Composite1622

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrecommended
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT92%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT10%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Johnson State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,184
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,848
Room and board $ 7,509
Room charge $ 4,472
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,037
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,250

Financial Aid:
Johnson State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 368800)

Johnson State Faculty

Johnson State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track55
Non-tenured and not on tenure track10

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year23$72,52111$67,558
Associate professoracademic year8$56,8052*
Assistant professoracademic year5$45,6815$44,231
All faculty totalacademic year36$65,30118$59,228

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

Johnson State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball North Atlantic Conference
Track North Atlantic Conference

Johnson State Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Small Business Administration/Management

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

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

Education And Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Elementary Education and Teaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Resort Management

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General


Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Alternative and Complementary Medical Support Services, Other
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Movement and Mind-Body Therapies and Education, Other
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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