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Each program at Champlain College structures its curriculum and classes around a set of professionally driven outcomes designed to maximize your success in tomorrow’s workplace. Through extensive research across a wide body of studies that analyzed the skill areas most sought after by employers, we culled a set of twelve competencies that consistently topped the findings.

The cultivation of great ability in these competencies forms the foundation of the educational experience at Champlain College. As a Champlain student, you will have consistent practice, application and instruction in each skill area in every class you take at Champlain, and over the course of your time here, you will develop considerably in each of the competencies.

College Competencies

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Global/Cultural Awareness
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

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Scientific Literacy
Information Literacy
Technology Literacy
Quantitative Literacy

The Ethical Self Guided Learner

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Academic Philosophy

True learning occurs when information and experience combine to create knowledge. An emphasis on career preparation and continuous self-improvement creates a direct path to professional success and a rewarding life.

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Undergraduate Studies

Individually tailored career-focused programs blend transformative classroom teaching rooted in an understanding of tomorrow’s workplace with active experiences, multidisciplinary studies, and life skills training.

Online Degrees & Continuing Education

Nationally recognized and critically acclaimed online bachelor’s, master’s and certificate programs for working adults, and adults seeking to return to the workplace.

Graduate Programs

Flexible online learning programs deliver the latest management skills and concepts in key disciplines while using work experiences to drive understanding of theory.

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Pre-College Programs for High School Students

Gain hands-on experience before starting college.

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The Best

The 2024 Fiske Guide to Colleges names Champlain College among the 300 “best and most interesting” colleges in the U.S., Canada, and United Kingdom.


Champlain College was listed among the “Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report in 2024.

The Best

Champlain College named to Money’s 2023 Best Colleges in America list recognizing schools that successfully combine quality and affordability.

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