University of Vermont

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

CNHS Students


Undergraduate students 900
Graduate students 217
Undergraduate programs 8
Graduate programs 3

Student satisfaction is a focus and strength of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Below are some benchmarks of our students' success.

Senior Survey

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences' senior exit survey is conducted in the spring. Of the graduating seniors from the Class of 2015 who responded to the survey, the majority noted:

  • Feeling strong connections among students in their class
  • Satisfaction with the quality of instruction in their major
  • Satisfaction with the quality of their clinical or internship experience
  • Feeling prepared to enter their profession

Retention Rates for First-Time First Year Cohorts Entering UVM From Fall 2010 to Fall 2013

Year CNHS Students Returning after the First Year CNHS Students Returning after the Second Year



The above chart shows the percentage of first-time, first-year undergraduate students from 2009-2013 who returned to CNHS after their first and second years at the college. These data reflect major changes and discontinuations, financial aid adjustments, and other factors that influence retention rates. Source: UVM Office of Institutional Research

Four-Year Graduation Rates

College or School of Degree Fall 2010 Entry Fall 2009 Entry Fall 2008 Entry Fall 2007 Entry
College of Entry (College of Nursing and Health Sciences)
Other UVM College/School

The data above show the number of first-time, first-year undergraduate students who graduated from CNHS or another college within the University of Vermont within four years after matriculating into the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. This percentage does not include transfer students, who number 40-50 per academic year according to College records. Source: UVM Office of Institutional Research


"I feel very well-prepared for the board exam and for my future career."

"The nursing students/faculty have become my second family and we all want to see each other succeed."

"I truly enjoyed my four years being a student in CNHS. I wouldn't trade my experiences for anything."

- From the CNHS Senior Exit Survey

CNHS Alumni Employment Outcomes

  • 100% of College of Nursing and Health Sciences' alumni surveyed reported they are satisfied with their job.
  • 83% are permanently employed.
  • 83% reported their job is closely related to their field of study.
  • 32% earn $45,000+

From the UVM Survey of 2014 Graduates and UVM 6-Month Career Outcomes Survey

Student Recognition

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences recognizes and celebrates student achievement. The following awards are given to deserving students annually:

  • Dean's Undergraduate Award
    Recognizes a graduating CNHS student who has demonstrated exemplary professional growth and contributions during their tenure at UVM.

  • Student Multicultural Award
    Recognizes a student who has made major contributions to create an environment of social justice, inclusion and equity in the Department, College, University and community.

  • Commencement Banner Bearer
    In recognition of an undergraduate or graduate student who has been nominated by his/her peers and faculty to carry the College banner at the University Commencement Ceremony.

  • Dean's List
    Dean's List status is awarded to full-time undergraduate students with a cumulative grade-point average of not less than 3.0 who stood in the top 20 percent of each class of their college/school during the preceding semester.

  • Honors College
    The Honors College offers an intensely focused, academically challenging environment for some of the university's most outstanding undergraduate students. CNHS has 42 students enrolled in the Honors College for the 2013-14 academic year.

The 2014 Survey of Recent Graduates was conducted on-line, using the LIME software package available at UVM. Around mid April 2015, 1,774 alumni with functioning email addresses were invited to participate out of 2,285 graduates (including summer 2014, fall 2014 and spring 2015 graduates). Thereafter, email reminders were issued every few weeks to non-respondents for 2 times. By early July, three were 300 respondents with a participation rate of 17%. Source: UVM Office of Institutional Research

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