Lyndon State College

Lyndon State College

Lyndon State College or LSC came into existence as the Lyndon Normal School. Established in 1911 in a mansion built by Theodore Newton Vail in Lyndonville, Vermont, the institution was a public, non-profit, liberal arts college. The original mansion was brought down and replaced with a building dedicated to Vail. In addition to classrooms and offices, the Vial Hall has a bookstore, a student's centre, a television wing and a snack bar.

A wide range of bachelor's, master's and associate's degree programs are available to the students, who number at about 1300. Several Licensure programs in Education as well as certificate programs are offered. The programs include business administration, digital and graphic arts, education, exercise science and liberal studies.

Nicknamed as the Hornets, the Lyndon State College athletics teams are provisional members of the NCAA.

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Lyndon State College
1001 College Rd
Lyndonville , VT 05851-0919
General Phone: (802) 626-6200

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Lyndon State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Media38journalism, radio and television, digital communications, radio and TV tech
Business and Management30business management, electronic commerce, accounting, small business management, MIS
Family and Social Work26human services
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy23parks and recreation studies, parks and recreation management, health and physical education, sports and fitness management, exercise science, health and fitness
Science20natural sciences, meteorology
Liberal Arts18English, English language and literature, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities, social services, international relations
Design17graphic design
Therapy and Counseling14psychology, physical therapy
Education and Teaching10curriculum and instruction, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, math teaching, science teaching
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science, computer science
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science, land use planning
Mathematics1mathematics, applied mathematics
Medicine1health professions

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree18334
Associate's degree177
Master's degree22

Lyndon State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lyndon State had a total enrollment of 1,415 students (1,255 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 60%
Women 40%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 88%
Graduate 12%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 87%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 40%
20-21 28%
22-24 16%
25-29 5%
30-34 2%
35-39 2%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

New Hampshire14%
New Jersey2%
Rhode Island2%
New York2%

Lyndon State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 53 %
Part-Time 29 %

Lyndon State Room and Board (2007)

Lyndon State offers campus housing for 711 of its 1,255 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Lyndonville, 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.

Lyndon State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal410530
SAT Math420520
SAT Writing400510
ACT Verbal1420
ACT Math1621
ACT Composite1621

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT82%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT14%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Lyndon State 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 $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Lyndon State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 368900)

Lyndon State Faculty

Lyndon State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track188
Non-tenured and not on tenure track01

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year14$70,4178$66,405
Associate professoracademic year6$54,4915$53,378
Assistant professoracademic year17$44,2728$44,316
All faculty totalacademic year37$55,82221$54,888

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

Lyndon State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

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

Lyndon State Degree Programs (2007)

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

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Land Use Planning and Management/Development

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
General Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Radio and Television
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Natural Sciences

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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