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Want the scoop on Champlain College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Champlain offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Champlain College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Champlain College was awarded 43 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is criminal justice and corrections.

Overall Quality

Champlain is ranked #701 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 10 colleges in Vermont, Champlain is ranked at #5.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Champlain?

Acceptance Rate

Champlain College has an acceptance rate of 75%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

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 Composite scores ranged between 23 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Champlain College  ( 23 to 29 )

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Champlain College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Champlain College, this ratio is 15 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Champlain College is 99%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  99 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Champlain College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 79% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Champlain College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  79 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Champlain the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 48%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  48 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Champlain College.

Excellent Overall Diversity at Champlain

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,934 undergraduates at Champlain with 2,603 being full-time and 1,331 being part-time.

Champlain Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 88.41 out of 100, Champlain is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  88.41 out of 100
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How Much Does Champlain College Cost?

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.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Champlain, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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.

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How Much Money Do Champlain Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Champlain make around $45,400 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Champlain graduates since it is 14% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Champlain College make the most money.

Location of Champlain College

Champlain College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Burlington, Vermont. Burlington is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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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

Champlain College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 35 majors graduated from Champlain College. Of these students, 826 received undergraduate degrees and 381 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Criminal Justice & Corrections 100 $43,600
Business Administration & Management 94 $35,900
Information Technology 92 $52,700
Design & Applied Arts 52 $32,500
Liberal Arts General Studies 49 NA
Accounting 47 $49,900
General Visual & Performing Arts 42 $20,900
Health & Medical Administrative Services 36 NA
Writing Studies 36 $21,400
Computer Science 28 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Champlain College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Champlain

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 2,390 students took at least one online class at Champlain College. This is a decrease from the 2,566 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,390 2,376
2016-2017 2,566 2,477
2015-2016 2,492 2,456
2014-2015 1,771 1,749
2013-2014 1,310 1,282

Learn more about online learning at Champlain College.

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