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Marlboro College

Marlboro College is college with 14 students located in Brattleboro, VT.

Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions


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Marlboro College offers a student-centered approach to education that is structurally and culturally different from other colleges. Unfettered by generic course requirements, each student works with their faculty advisor to choose an individualized course of study. For graduation, seniors complete a self-designed Plan of Concentration that is reviewed by an outside evaluator who is an expert in the student's field.

All this occurs within a campus community governed by students, faculty and staff in monthly Town Meetings. The philosophy of students taking responsibility for their education is rooted in the college's beginnings in the 1940s, when G.I.s returning from World War II insisted on playing a dynamic role in their academic community.

Marlboro's mission "to teach students to think clearly and to learn independently" is best served when students experience a wide variety of ideas, opinions and cultural backgrounds. Such students are better prepared to acquire the skills and understanding they may need to succeed as citizens in the wider world. Marlboro seeks to sustain a community diverse in backgrounds, interests, ideas and cultural practices where members engage one another constructively toward that end. For its unique role in higher education, Marlboro was included in Loren Pope's book, Colleges That Change Lives.

Many Marlboro students go on to pursue further academic training, as indicated in the results of a recent alumni survey titled Outcomes: Life After Marlboro. In 1997, Marlboro created the Marlboro College Graduate School in nearby Brattleboro. The graduate school offers a wide variety of education and training programs, including graduate and distance education, corporate training and joint offerings with other organizations.

Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 14
Gender 43% Male / 57% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 8% Full Time / 92% Part Time
Ethnic Diversity
White 88%
Multi-racial 4%
Hispanic/Latino 4%
Black or African American 4%

Student Services

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Popular Majors

Management Information Systems (100%)

Majors Offered


A program that generally prepares individuals to provide and manage data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; select systems and train personnel; and respond to external data requests. Includes instruction in cost and accounting information systems, management control systems, personnel information systems, data storage and security, business systems networking, report preparation, computer facilities and equipment operation and maintenance, operator supervision and training, and management information systems policy and planning.

Job Opportunities:

Computer and Information Systems Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.
Computer Programmers
Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.

Administration & Faculty

President Ellen McCulloch- Lovell
Accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Student : Faculty Ratio 5 : 1




Selectivity Score: 22/100

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Sticker Price

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $16,020 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $16,020 $16,020

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Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

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#498 America's Top Colleges

Washington Monthly

#2 Liberal Arts Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#47 Liberal Arts Colleges - Overall Score
#79 Liberal Arts Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#80 Liberal Arts Colleges - Overall Rank
#118 Liberal Arts Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#119 Liberal Arts Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#120 Liberal Arts Colleges - ROTC Rank
#130 Liberal Arts Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#190 Liberal Arts Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
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