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

The UVM Career Outcomes survey follows the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First-Destination survey standards and protocols while specializing to reflect the unique aspects of The University of Vermont. College of Nursing and Health Sciences 3-Year Average Undergraduate-Level Career Outcomes Data, 2018-2020 show that:

  • 96.4% are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation
  • 98.5% are satisfied or very satisfied with their position

Source: UVM Career Outcomes Survey

Undergraduate Retention Rates

First-Time First Year Cohorts Entering UVM From Fall 2016 to Fall 2020:

Cohort Term

CNHS Students Returning after the First Year

CNHS Students Returning after the Second Year

Fall 202094.2%data not yet available
Fall 201992.2%88.4%
Fall 201893.2%88.0%
Fall 201791.6%88.0%
Fall 201691.1%84.7%

The above chart shows the percentage of first-time, first-year undergraduate students from 2016-2020 who returned to CNHS after their first and second years in the college. Source: UVM Office of Institutional Research

Four-Year Graduation Rates

CNHS

Fall 2017 CohortFall 2016 CohortFall 2015 Cohort

Fall 2014 Cohort

# in Original Cohort225236235223
Prog. of Entry69.8%64.8%67.7%61.9%
Other Prog. in Same College5.8%5.1%4.3%6.3%
Different College & Prog.7.1%6.4%9.8%10.8%
Overall 4-Year Graduation Rate82.7%76.3%81.7%78.9%

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. Source: UVM Office of Institutional Research

What Our Students Say

  • "I feel very well-prepared for the board exam and for my future career."
  • "My best friends come from CNHS and I believe that’s because we are like-minded in how we care for people and hope to improve others' quality of life."
  • "I liked UVM because the faculty was warm, welcoming and incredibly knowledgeable. Their number one goal was to see us succeed."

Source: CNHS Senior Exit 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 Award
    Recognizes a CNHS student who has demonstrated exemplary professional growth and contributions during their tenure at UVM.
  • Dean's Inclusive Excellence 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. View Dean's List >>
  • Honors College
    The Honors College offers an intensely focused, academically challenging environment for some of the university's most outstanding undergraduate students.

2021-2022 Enrollment

  • 1,015 undergraduate students

  • 268 graduate students

Source: Office of Institutional Research

Employment Outcomes

  • 96.4% of College of Nursing and Health Sciences 2018-2020 graduates were employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation.

Source: Undergraduate Career Outcomes Report