Research

VSAC’s Research Department collects and analyzes data from state and national sources to help Vermont policy-makers understand and respond to higher education trends. Following are recent VSAC research reports.

Parents’ hopes trump college background in students’ postsecondary decisions —findings from VSAC survey of Vermont high school class of 2005 

research-brief-class-of-2005 (PDF)

Vermont students understand value of higher education — findings from VSAC survey of Vermont high school class of 2007

research-brief-class-of-2007 (PDF)

Vermont students increasingly drawn toward higher education — findings from VSAC survey of Vermont high school class of 2008 (planned activities)

research-brief-class-of-2008-part-1 (PDF)

First-generation college-going rates increase in last decade — findings from VSAC survey of Vermont high school class of 2008 (actual activities)

research-brief-class-of-2008-part-2 (PDF)

 

Vermont’s Class of 2012: Highlights and challenges for pursuing a postsecondary education

 

 

 

Recent Posts

VSAC Higher Education Fact Sheets for Vermont Counties, FY15

December 29th, 2015

Addison County Bennington County Caledonia County Chittenden County Essex County Franklin County Grand Isle County Lamoille County Orange County Orleans County Rutland County Washington County Windham County Windsor County

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Vermont college-going trends have both bright spots and concerns

November 2nd, 2015

New VSAC research looks at high school grads two years out WINOOSKI (November 2, 2015) – Vermont Student Assistance Corp. is out today with the second in a series of profiles following Vermont’s high school class of 2012 and its findings show Vermont mirrors many national trends with some notable exceptions, both good and bad. [...]

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VSAC Senior Survey Confirms Growing Gender & Geographic Gaps in Vermont

May 1st, 2014

Fewer males opt for education after high school; Lamoille County reports biggest gap in postsecondary education ambitions   WINOOSKI (April 29, 2014) – Females are outpacing males in pursuing postsecondary education in Vermont and the state is seeing wide variations by county in who chooses to continue studies after high school. These are two of [...]

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