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A small college with a big heart!

Champlain College has been building better futures for students for nearly 150 years. Established during the era of steam engines, Champlain has continually innovated to meet the needs of its community.

Today, Champlain is a leader in career-focused learning, offering nationally recognized, campus-based programs in cybersecurity, game production, filmmaking, and business and more. We also offer dozens of degrees online.

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Fast Facts


1878, originally as a business school.


Audeamus: Let Us Dare


  • Burlington, Vermont: Champlain’s stunning, main residential campus is situated on 27 acres in downtown Burlington, Vermont.
  • Montreal, Canada
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Online

Academic Offerings

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.

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.

The Most

Champlain was named as “Most Innovative School” by U.S. News & World Report in its “America’s Best Colleges” 2024 ranking of universities in the North.

The Top

Named one of The Best 389 Colleges in America for 2024 by The Princeton Review.

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Class of 2027

5190 applicants

22% in the top 10% of their high school graduating class

3.44 average high school GPA

1251 average combined SAT score

$39,152 average first-year financial aid package

On-Campus Demographics

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  • 1,800 full-time traditional on-campus undergraduate students
  • 64% male | 36% female student body

Financial Aid

  • 99% of all first-year students receive some sort of financial aid
  • $26,965 Average grant or scholarship aid to first-time, full-time, first-year undergraduate students.

Diversity & Inclusion

  • International students representing 46 states and 6 countries
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  • 15 students average traditional undergraduate class size;
    12 students average CCO class size
  • 106 full-time faculty
  • 11:1 Student/Faculty Ratio
  • 100+ unique areas of study
  • 100% of classes are taught by faculty, not teaching assistants
  • 20+ study mentors, academic coaches, and embedded class tutors
  • 80+ online degrees and certificates through Champlain College Online

of full-time undergraduate students receive scholarship funds that do not need to be repaid.


Average first-year financial aid package (including scholarships, grants, work-study and loans).


Awarded to Champlain students each year through Champlain scholarships.

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Career Success


of students graduating in 2023 were employed or pursuing continuing education 6 months after graduation.

83% of employed graduates are in career-relevant jobs.

31% of employed graduates secured their job prior to graduation.

Online Demographics

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  • 1,100+ undergraduate-level Champlain College Online students
  • 400+ graduate-level Champlain College Online students


  • 150 adjunct online instructors
  • 80% instructors hold terminal degrees

Diversity & Inclusion

  • 32% of total Champlain College Online students identify as diverse

Completed Experiential Learning
of students over the last six years who completed at least 1 internship during their time at Champlain College.


One third of students who study abroad also intern abroad, meaning more than 100 students completed an international internship in 2019.

Champlain College’s motto, audeamus, means “let us dare.” We asked a group of graduating seniors to tell us what audeamus means to them and what they dared to do during their four years at Champlain.


The College affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunity in education and employment and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of characteristics such as race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military status, HIV-positive status, qualified disability or any other characteristic to the extent protected, and as defined by, applicable law, in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices, athletic, and other college-administered programs.

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