Sterling College Craftsbury Common

Overview of Sterling College Craftsbury Common

The campus of Sterling College is in Craftsbury Common, VT, which is a quiet rural area. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Sterling College include, at the school's highest level, the Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in agricultural science and management, conservation and resource management, nutrition and exercise therapy, science.

Sterling College Selectivity

Admission at Sterling College is selective, not open to all who apply.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, Sterling College had 106 students enrolled (101 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Sterling College offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The Sterling College community combines structured academic study with experiential challenges and plain hard work to build responsible problem solvers who become stewards of the environment as they pursue productive lives."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Sterling College

Sterling College
16 Sterling Drive
Craftsbury Common , VT 05827-0072
General Phone: (802) 586-7711

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Sterling College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts7Regional studies, liberal arts and sciences
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4parks and recreation studies
Science3conservation biology
Agricultural Science and Management3various agricutural courses
Conservation and Resource Management2conservation

Number of programs and degrees for Sterling College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree175
Associate's degree21

Sterling College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Sterling College had a total enrollment of 106 students (101 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 33%
20-21 27%
22-24 30%
25-29 4%
30-34 1%
35-39 2%
50-64 1%

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

New Hampshire13%
New York7%
Rhode Island3%
New Jersey3%

Sterling College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 67 %

Sterling College Room and Board (2007)

Sterling College offers campus housing for 80 of its 101 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Craftsbury, 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.

Sterling College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
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

Sterling College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,655
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,655
Room and board $ 7,192
Room charge $ 3,275
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,917
Books and supplies $ 850
Other expenses $ 700

Financial Aid:
Sterling College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2143500)

Sterling College 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 year4$31,6786$33,488
All faculty totalcalendar year4$31,6786$33,488

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

Sterling College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Regional Studies (US, Canadian, Foreign)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Conservation Biology

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Sterling College Highlights

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What Sets Sterling College Apart:

% of degrees in conservation and resource management
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% of degrees in agricultural science and management
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Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 6%Sterling College Dorm rooms per full-time student
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 12%Sterling College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in science
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Male % of student body
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% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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Top 16%Sterling College % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy

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