About Champlain College

An Experienced Leader in Adult Online Education

Champlain College is a regionally accredited, private, not-for-profit college in Burlington, Vermont, known for its quality, innovation and career-driven approach to education.

Champlain has been educating students for career success at its Burlington campus since 1878 and online since launching our first online degree programs more than 20 years ago. Our Division of Continuing and Professional Studies focuses exclusively on adult learners, with nationally acclaimed online programs designed for the way they learn. Our student-centric approach encourages degree completion, and our robust quality-assurance process guarantees that courses and instructors satisfy our students' needs.

We build our degree programs with working professionals in mind, and with coursework and assignments that can be immediately applied to the workplace. Each student works with an academic advisor from enrollment through graduation. We evaluate adult online learners' work and life experiences, as well as prior college learning, when granting transfer credits, in order to minimize the time it takes to complete a degree. 
Select Accolades Include:

  • Ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News & World Report in 2014.
  • Highlighted by The Atlantic in an article, "What Would an Ideal College Look Like? A Lot Like This" in 2013. 
  • For the third straight year, included in The Princeton Review's "The Best 378 Colleges" 2014 edition, ranking especially high for its quality of life, "green" commitment and academics.
  • Named Best Cyber Security Higher Education Program in the United States by SC Magazine in 2013 and 2015. 
  • Designated since 2006 as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the U.S. National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Designated as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Champlain is the only private college in the country, and the fifth in the nation, to receive this distinction.
  • Regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, which ensures that standards of academic quality are being met or exceeded.