The state of Vermont has a relatively small population, mostly gathered in a series of rural farmland and small towns. While the majority of Vermont’s residents are ‘unclaimed’ congregational adherents, the next-largest group belongs to the Catholic denomination, according to a 2010 Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) study.
Mainline and Evangelical Protestants, respectively, comprise a large membership as well, following Catholicism in the state. The same study conducted by the ARDA also reflects a slight increase in Baptist, Presbyterian-Reformed, and Adventist congregations established in Vermont between 2000 and 2010.
Education in Vermont
Even with a smaller population than many other states, Vermont’s college-bound students have their choice of a variety of Christian college and university programs. Located in Rutland, Vermont’s College of St. Joseph is among the state’s oldest and historically-rich Catholic colleges. CSJ offers on-campus programs in a broad selection of available majors, including arts and sciences, psychology and human services, business, and education, among others.
Another Vermont institution, Saint Michael’s College, offers minors in religious studies and ‘peace and justice’, in addition to a host of other liberal arts and traditional course work and degree options. In all, the Christian colleges in Vermont strive to implement a balanced system of academic course work, faith-based value integration, and career planning, in all of their programs.
Working in Vermont
Historically, Vermont’s tourism and manufacturing industries are among the state’s most recognizable economical attributes. However, the U.S. Census Bureau points out that the educational services, and health care and social assistance industry employed the most workers in the state between 2007-2011. More than a third of the Vermont labor force held occupations in the management, business, science, and arts sector.
A variety of jobs in these fields are also among the fastest-growing in the state, including biomedical engineers, market research analysts and marketing specialists, interpreters and translators, event planners, and personal financial advisors, respectively, according to 2010-2020 estimations from the State of Vermont Department of Labor, Economic, and Labor Information Office.
Vermont Christian colleges are widely available to all students in the state. For more on Christian colleges in Vermont, see below to review schedules and contact information: