Champlain College

Champlain College


Champlain College (CC) is a private institution that has been offering professional, well balanced programs since 1878. With a curriculum known for its excellence in course material and hands-on education, the College is a national leader in providing skilled, well educated students who can become excellent practitioners, as well as effective workers in their field of choice. With a beautiful campus located in Burlington, Vermont, Champlain College is an excellent place to start a career, or to fine-tune one that was already started.

Points of Distinction

  • Experienced education since 1878
  • Over 30 fields of study , full-time, part-time, and online
  • Diverse student body
  • Voted as having one of the best career services departments
  • Study abroad options in India and Montreal

Areas of Study

Champlain College offers a large catalogue of over 30 programs to choose from, with online and campus-based options. With small class sizes, state-of-the-art labs and facilities, and several study abroad campuses, Champlain College gives students the tools they need to succeed in their careers while also enriching their lives and adding to their experiences outside of education. Some of the programs offered at Champlain College include Hospitality Industry Management, Middle School Teacher Education, Web Development & Design, and Computer Networking and Information Security.


Admission to Champlain College starts by going to the school's web site and checking off the admissions checklist provided, so that a prospective student knows exactly what else needs to be done. First a high school transcript, or equivalent diploma, should be sent to the school. Then a tour of the campus should be scheduled, as well as filling out the application, whether that is online or the standard form that is received when more information is requested. There are 2 different early admissions dates, as well as a standard admission date, for students who know they want to attend Champlain College.


The faculty and staff at Champlain College are all dedicated to giving their students the tools and education necessary to become great at what they want to do after graduation. Faculty know the competitiveness of the workplace, usually because they have spent time working in the industry they teach, and they try to tailor their instructions to give students a sense of the things they will deal with after they graduate, in addition to the educational elements of the classes. The faculty and staff all want graduates to succeed in their new careers, so they do everything in their power to give students the best education and guidance as possible.

Student Body

The student body at Champlain College is diverse, especially when the 2 study abroad campuses are counted. On the main campus in Burlington, Vermont alone there are students from 32 states and 17 different countries. With only around 2000 students enrolled and living on campus, the school is still able to maintain a sense of the "small college" atmosphere, which carries over into class sizes which usually only have around 20 students. The campus has an active residential life, including housing for all students who want it, which give students the whole college experience, letting them continue relationships forged in the classroom back at the dormitories.

Student Life

The lives of students while they attend Champlain College are full of excitement and personal growth, especially when they live on campus and participate in the campuses active community of clubs, organizations, student government, and other campus sponsored activities in the dormitories and other places on campus including hosting the 'Price is Right' and other game shows, Dances, Comedians, the "Spring Meltdown", and musical guests. Vermont itself is a beautiful state that offers much for the active college student including such attractions as the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory Tour, the Jay Peak Aerial Tramway, and the Lake Champlain Shoreline Cruises available on Lake Champlain.

Champlain College (CC) provides online and campus-based education, with several study abroad options, an active residential life campus, and plenty of fun activities for the active college student. Provides online and campus-based education with study abroad options.

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Contacting Champlain

Champlain College
163 S. Willard St
Burlington , VT 05401
General Phone: (802) 860-2700

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Champlain Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management211business, business management, electronic commerce, accounting, international finance, human resources, international business, management information systems, marketing, ...
Computer Science and Engineering139computer programming, web design, computer and media applications, computer networking, system administration, computer services management, computer support, software engineering
Photography and Commercial Art67multimedia
Media37mass communication, broadcast journalism, public relations, advertising, communication and journalism
Education and Teaching32elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education
Security and Law Enforcement26criminal justice and safety
Hospitality25hospitality management, tourism and travel
Medical Support and Technology25radiographer
Liberal Arts22liberal arts and sciences
Law12legal assistant
Family and Social Work11social work
Therapy and Counseling6psychology courses

Number of programs and degrees for Champlain in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree7823
Bachelor's degree41828
Award of less than 1 academic year9713
Master's degree201

Champlain Student Body

In 2007-2008, Champlain had a total enrollment of 2,796 students (2,375 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 60%
Women 40%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 95%
Graduate 5%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 57%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 39%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 32%
20-21 27%
22-24 11%
25-29 8%
30-34 5%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York11%
New Hampshire9%
New Jersey7%
(International Students)3%
Rhode Island1%
North Carolina1%

Champlain Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 84 %
Part-Time 69 %

Champlain Room and Board (2007)

Champlain offers campus housing for 1,100 of its 2,375 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Burlington, Vermont for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Vermont Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Champlain Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500600
SAT Math510600
ACT Verbal2028
ACT Math1925
ACT Composite2026

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT91%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT21%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Champlain Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 24,355
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,355
Room and board $ 6,770
Room charge $ 6,770
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,440
Books and supplies $ 600
Other expenses $ 600

Financial Aid:
Champlain participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 368400)

Champlain Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track5531

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*1*
Associate professorcalendar year4$83,0703$78,319
Assistant professorcalendar year5$73,0204$74,283
No academic rankcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year12$77,2528$77,278

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year10$76,0786$77,681
Associate professoracademic year8$67,0453$67,929
Assistant professoracademic year16$59,26611$54,850
Instructoracademic year3$45,0001*
No academic rankacademic year6$45,2962*
All faculty totalacademic year43$61,67823$62,509

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Champlain Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Finance
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Software Engineering
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other
System Administration/Administrator
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Tourism and Travel Services Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Broadcast Journalism
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Public Relations/Image Management

Medical Support And Technology
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Photography And Commercial Art

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, Other

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What Sets Champlain Apart:

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Top 10%Champlain % of degrees in computer science and engineering
% of degrees in photography and commercial art
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Top 12%Champlain % of degrees in photography and commercial art
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Top 14%Champlain Number of degree programs
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 15%Champlain Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 15%Champlain Male % of student body
% of degrees in business and management
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Top 16%Champlain % of degrees in business and management
% of degrees in hospitality
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Top 18%Champlain % of degrees in hospitality
% of degrees in media
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Top 19%Champlain % of degrees in media

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