Champlain College has placed in several 2022-2023 categories in the U.S. News and World Report popular “Best Colleges” rankings.

Now in its 38th year, the rankings evaluate more than 1,450 colleges and universities on up to 17 measures of academic quality.

Highlights include:

Champlain also climbed from last year’s ranking of 145th to 121st for Top Performers on Social Mobility. The College was first placed in this category on the 2022 list. Rankings are determined by a college’s work to advance social mobility by enrolling and graduating disadvantaged students.

Champlain intentionally works with students to provide added support both in the classroom and in the campus community around navigating the college experience, taking advantage of all available opportunities and resources, and creating a personal path toward success.

“While no individual ranking can capture the value of the Champlain experience, we are thrilled to be recognized by U.S. News and World Report year after year,” said Dr. Monique Taylor, Champlain’s Provost and Chief Academic Officer. “These rankings are another indicator of Champlain’s strong commitment to academic innovation, career development, and investment in student success.”

Champlain moved up significantly in the 2022-2023 rankings as a Best Colleges for Veterans to 19th.

“It’s particularly exciting to see the substantial gains we have made in supporting veterans, which takes into account Champlain’s financial aid options, credit transfer for service members, and fields of study relevant to members of the Armed Forces,” said James Kelley, Champlain’s Assistant Director of Military and Veteran Services. “These gains are a direct result of the efforts put forward by the entire Champlain community to support veterans and their needs, both inside and outside the classroom.”

U.S. News and World Report publishes the Best Colleges rankings each year to provide prospective students and their families with helpful data and information on factors such as graduation rates, social mobility, and graduate indebtedness. To access the entire list, visit

Kaylee Sullivan