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About Champlain College

A Place to Be Yourself

Champlain College educates adaptable thinkers, daring change-makers, and inclusive innovators who shape professions and inspire communities. Our welcoming environment is an ideal place to find yourself and find your success.

Founded in 1878, Champlain College® is a small, not-for-profit, private college overlooking Lake Champlain and Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Our career-driven approach to higher education prepares students for their professional life from their very first semester.

For the fifth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" 2020 regional rankings and listed among The Princeton Review's "The Best 385 Colleges" in 2020. Champlain is also featured in the 2021 Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain as well as recognized as a 2020 College of Distinction for its "Engagement, Teaching, Community, and Outcomes."

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We anticipate future workplace trends and thrive in dynamic conditions.

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Projects, field trips, spirited discussions—you really won't want to skip class.

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We practice inclusive teamwork and value diverse individual strengths.

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Learn by doing; we provide experiential professional education.

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We connect with people and places, from the local to the global.

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30 Undergraduate Degrees

We offer a wide variety of majors, but they all have at least one thing in common: their professional focus sets you up for success.

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16 Online Associate and Bachelor's Degree Programs, and More Than 25 Online Undergraduate Certificates

Our online degrees and certificates in technology, business, and health care are ideal for anyone who's ready for a career change or advancement. 

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24 Online Graduate Degrees and Certificates Focused on Advancing Your Expertise

Continue your studies in a field that's in high demand. Our graduate certificates and degrees are 100% online and perfect for busy adults.



The 2021 Fiske Guide to Colleges selected Champlain as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain.


Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" by U.S. News & World Report for the sixth consecutive year in its "America's Best Colleges" 2021 rankings.


Burlington, Vermont, our hometown, is ranked the #1 Best College Town by Travel + Leisure magazine.

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