Mission & Values

Transforming Careers, Enhancing Lives

As the online division of Champlain College, we have the great honor of transforming careers and enhancing the lives of students - both first-time college seekers and those looking to complete degrees started elsewhere -  through an active and applied higher education.

Our Values

Ask anyone at Champlain College Online what motivates them to come to work each day and they will tell you the same thing. There are four institutional values that drive every decision we make and inspire us to do our very best work:

  • Empowering students
  • Ensuring a high-quality academic experience
  • Increasing access to an affordable education
  • Getting students to completion and career achievement  

Online Classroom Accountability

We believe that the quality of each student's classroom experiences is enhanced when clear and consistent expectations are made and reinforced for students and faculty alike. Our quality assurance metrics ensure that:

  • Every class is easily navigated
  • Faculty are present, engaged and give timely, valuable feedback
  • Assessments are meaningful and relevant
  • Interactions with other students expand learning and progress toward goals
  • And, everyone - including our faculty - is held accountable

Increasing Access, Making Online Higher Education Affordable

We are keenly aware of the burden student debt places not only on individuals, but on our society. At Champlain College Online, we are constantly exploring strategies that minimize the need for student loans, maximize student transfer credits, and help ensure retention and degree completion. We are proud of the fact that a growing majority of our students do not pay the full cost of a degree or certificate, and many of our students are able to convert their prior work experience and training into transfer credit that reduces their time in school and tuition they pay, and gets them to completion more quickly.

Facilitating Program Completion, Career Achievement 

While knowledge for knowledge's sake is valuable on its own, research tells us that the completion of a degree or certificate has the power to produce measurable, life-changing career outcomes for students. We are committed to helping each of our adult learners complete their academic program, whether it's a certificate, associate, bachelor's or master's degree, and we're there to support and motivate our students from day one all the way to completion.

Why Champlain

Online Experience

"I wanted to go to an online school with a good reputation, and with a brick-and-mortar base. So I found Champlain, and that was it. Doing the online program was the only way I could pursue my education, being a mom of three and working full time."

Vanessa Junkins Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration, Master of Business Administration
Inpatient Services Program Manager, Fresenius Medical Care North America
Vanessa Junkins, Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration, MBA

Academic Excellence and Recognition

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Regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

US News & World Report Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs

Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report

Military Friendly Badge

Designated as a Military Friendly School for our commitment to the military community

Intelligent.com ranks Champlain College Online among best schools with accelerated bachelor's degrees

Named the among the best schools with accelerated bachelor's degrees by Intelligent.com

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