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Champlain College Overview

Champlain College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Burlington, Vermont. The city atmosphere of Burlington makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Champlain College Known For?

2,603 Full-Time Undergraduates
$35,549 Avg Cost After Aid
75% Acceptance Rate
  • The master's degree is the highest degree offered at Champlain.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 99% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Champlain makes roughly $45,400 a year. This is 11% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • It takes the average Champlain student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

Champlain College Rankings

Champlain landed the #701 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. Out of the 10 colleges in Vermont, it is ranked at #5.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Champlain has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Champlain

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 111
Best Colleges for Veterans 222
Best Colleges for Diversity 408
Best Colleges 701
Best Colleges for International Students 772
Best Colleges for the Money 1,368

Where Is Champlain College?

Location of Champlain College

Contact details for Champlain are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 163 S Willard St, Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: 802-860-2700

How Do I Get Into Champlain?

You can apply to Champlain online at:

Admission Requirements for Champlain

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Champlain?

75% Acceptance Rate
52% Of Accepted Are Women
86% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Champlain College is 75%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 48% of accepted students are men and 52% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 76%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.

Average Test Scores

About 86% of students accepted to Champlain submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 670. Math scores were between 530 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Champlain College  ( 560 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for Champlain College  ( 530 to 630 )
Champlain received ACT scores from 33% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 29. Math scores were between 21 and 28. Composite scores were between 23 and 29.

ACT English Scores for Champlain College  ( 22 to 29 )
ACT Math Scores for Champlain College  ( 21 to 28 )
ACT Composite Scores for Champlain College  ( 23 to 29 )

Can I Afford Champlain College?

$35,549 Net Price
68% Take Out Loans
5.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Champlain is $35,549. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Champlain

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$25,847 $30,603 $36,957 $36,860 $40,441

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Champlain, approximately 68% of students took out student loans averaging $9,368 a year. That adds up to $37,472 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Champlain is 5.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Champlain College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,603 Full-Time Undergraduates
39% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,934 undergraduate students at Champlain, with 2,603 being full-time and 1,331 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Champlain

There are also 815 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,603 full-time undergraduates at Champlain, 61% are male and 39% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Champlain

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Champlain College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Champlain Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 67
Black or African American 121
Hispanic or Latino 173
White 1,860
International Students 21
Other Races/Ethnicities 361

Geographic Diversity

Vermont students aren't the only ones who study at Champlain College. At this time, 37 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 21 countries are represented at Champlain. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Bhutan, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Champlain College

2,376 Took All Classes Online
2,390 Took At Least One Class Online
18.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 12 bachelor’s degree and 12 master’s degree programs available online at Champlain. In 2017-2018, 2,390 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Champlain has changed over the last few years.


This school is the most popular in Vermont for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Champlain

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Champlain College was 18.4%. This is the #75 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Champlain regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Champlain majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 16%
Computer & Information Sciences 2%
Computer Programming 40%
Dispute Resolution 25%
General Business/Commerce 10%
Human Resource Management 34%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 25%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Champlain ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Champlain.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Dispute Resolution #2
Legal Research #3
Medical Illustration & Informatics #3
Entrepreneurial Studies #3
Computer Software & Applications #4
Management Information Systems #6
Computer Programming #7
Legal Support Services #11
Marketing #13
Legal Professions #13
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #14
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #15
Liberal Arts General Studies #15
General Business/Commerce #15
Teacher Education Grade Specific #18
Educational Administration #22
Human Resource Management #22
Information Technology #23
Accounting #26
Computer & Information Sciences #26
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #28
Criminal Justice & Corrections #28
Education #30
Health & Medical Administrative Services #32
Business Administration & Management #39
Health Professions #44
Business, Management & Marketing #46

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Champlain College Majors

In 2017-2018, Champlain College awarded 1,652 undergraduate degrees and 762 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 12 47 15 0
Arts & Media Management 0 10 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 94 199 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 20 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 16 0 0
Computer Programming 4 14 0 0
Computer Science 0 28 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 5 24 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 100 39 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 52 0 0
Dispute Resolution 0 0 6 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 18 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 6 0 0
General Business/Commerce 29 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 42 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 36 25 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 24 0
Information Technology 0 92 38 0
International Business 0 9 0 0
Legal Research 0 0 9 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 49 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 6 0 0
Marketing 0 23 0 0
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 3 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 6 0 0
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 5 0 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 4 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 11 8 0
Social Work 0 4 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 21 18 0
Writing Studies 0 36 0 0
Total 100 1,552 762 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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