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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?

1,186 Undergraduate Awards
$50,137 Avg Cost After Aid
75% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at Champlain is the master's degree.
  • 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.

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Champlain College Rankings

Champlain landed the #436 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Champlain has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#36 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#79 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Champlain.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Computer Software & Applications Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Medical Illustration & Informatics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Computer Programming Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Accounting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Champlain has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#17 Best Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools Computer Science Degree
#45 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#47 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections College Factual
#50 Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting College Factual
#53 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#64 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Veterans College Factual

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
Website: www.champlain.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChamplainEdu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChamplainEdu

How Do I Get Into Champlain?

You can apply to Champlain online at: www.champlain.edu/undergraduate-studies/admission/applying-to-champlain.html

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 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Champlain College  ( 530 to 630 )
200
800
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 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Champlain College  ( 21 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Champlain College  ( 23 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford Champlain College?

$50,137 Net Price
68% Take Out Loans
5.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Champlain is $50,137. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

2,488 Full-Time Undergraduates
39% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,800 undergraduate students at Champlain, with 2,488 being full-time and 1,312 being part-time.

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

There are also 731 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,488 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 82
Black or African American 112
Hispanic or Latino 181
White 1,790
International Students 18
Other Races/Ethnicities 305

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.

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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 Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 66 0 94 114 199 473
Information Technology 106 0 92 10 38 246
Criminal Justice & Corrections 27 0 100 18 39 184
Health & Medical Administrative Services 38 0 36 14 25 113
Accounting 27 12 47 8 15 109
Human Resource Management 36 0 0 45 24 105
Computer Programming 49 4 14 0 0 67
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 52 0 0 52
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 49 0 0 49
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 42 0 0 42
Computer Software & Applications 10 5 24 0 0 39
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 21 0 18 39
Writing Studies 0 0 36 0 0 36
General Business/Commerce 0 29 0 0 0 29
Computer Science 0 0 28 0 0 28
Legal Research 0 0 0 16 9 25
Marketing 1 0 23 0 0 24
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 20 0 0 20
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 11 0 8 19
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 18 0 0 18
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 16 0 0 16
Dispute Resolution 0 0 0 6 6 12
Arts & Media Management 0 0 10 0 0 10
International Business 0 0 9 0 0 9
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 6 0 0 6
Management Information Systems 0 0 6 0 0 6
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 6 0 0 6
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 5 0 0 5
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 4 0 0 4
Social Work 0 0 4 0 0 4
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 3 0 0 3
Educational Administration 0 0 0 2 0 2
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Legal Support Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 360 50 776 233 381 1,800

References

*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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