News Marlboro College Joins Vermont College Semester Exchange Program
Montpelier, VT - (February 17, 2012) – Marlboro College announced it will participate in a new exchange program that enables students from one independent Vermont college to spend a semester at another. Students will be able to enjoy the educational advantages and earn credit at any of the 14 independent Vermont colleges and universities that are participating in the program, created by the Association of Vermont Independent Colleges (AVIC), a professional association of 19 independent colleges.
"Marlboro is proud to participate in this innovative Semester Exchange Program. We look forward to joining with other Vermont institutions of higher education. The program will benefit our students by opening up new courses and experiences at other Vermont independent colleges," said Marlboro College President Ellen McCulloch-Lovell.
Vermont's independent colleges and universities annually pump nearly $1.4 billion into the state economy and attract 14,000 out-of-state students who spend their college savings in Vermont, according to a recent AVIC study. "Our additional benefit is the first-rate education delivered to students served by these schools and the high number of degrees that are relevant to the needs of Vermont employers," said Susan Stitely, AVIC president.
Members of AVIC include Bennington College, Burlington College, Champlain College, College of St. Joseph, Goddard College, Green Mountain College, Landmark College, Marlboro College, Middlebury College, New England Culinary Institute, Norwich University, Saint Michael's College, SIT, Southern Vermont College, Sterling College, Vermont College of Fine Arts and Vermont Law School. Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Union Institute and University.
Marlboro College has offered undergraduate education in the liberal arts for 60 years, with 300 undergraduate students enjoying an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 300-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro College Graduate School offers master's degree programs for working adults in the areas of education, internet technologies, health care administration, non-profit administration and an MBA in Managing for Sustainability, with courses designed around small classes at the downtown Brattleboro campus complemented by online work and close collaboration.