Goddard College


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123 Pitkin Road, Plainfield, VT, 05667-9432

(802) 454-8311 





Goddard is a small college in rural Vermont for plain living and hard thinking. Founded in 1863, Goddard is recognized for innovation in education. Its mission is to advance the theory and practice of learning by undertaking new experiments based upon the ideals of democracy and the principles of progressive education asserted by John Dewey. At Goddard, students are regarded as unique individuals who will take charge of their learning and collaborate with other students, staff, and faculty to build a strong community. Goddard encourages students to become creative, passionate, lifelong learners, working and living with an earnest concern for others and the welfare of the Earth.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above 


Academic/career counseling service

Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits

Academic Year Prices - 2013 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12
In District $14,930 $14,218 $13,670
In State $14,930 $14,218 $13,670
Out of State $14,930 $14,218 $13,670
Books and Supplies $600 $600 $600
On Campus      
Room and Board $1,488 $1,392 $1,312
Other Expenses - - -
Off Campus      
Room and Board $7,370 $7,370 $7,370
Other Expenses $5,170 $5,000 $5,000
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses - $5,000 $5,000

Financial Aid 2011-2012

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants
57.0% $4,913
State/Local Grant
- -
Institutional Grants
43.0% $1,000
Loans 57.0% $9,032
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The above information was obtained via the publicly-available Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), operated by the U.S. Department of Education, which compiles self-reported information provided by colleges and universities, for the purpose of making such information openly available to students and parents.


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