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Student Experience

You'll find highly engaged faculty, collaborative projects, supportive academic advisors, and immersive learning experiences here.

We Strive to Create the Best Online College Experience Possible

Online students have unique needs. We design programs and experiences to make your journey customizable and highly applicable.


Explore an online college that fits your schedule–not a school that consumes it. With flexible coursework that can be completed on your time, Champlain College Online is here to help you accelerate your career.

High-Quality Academic Programs

At Champlain, we're committed to quality in all that we do, and no where is this more apparent than in our programs. Our career-focused programs are accredited and nationally recognized, and are constantly evaluated by program directors, quality assurance and e-learning teams, and current students to ensure that we're offering the best possible online student experience possible.

Personalized Experiences

As a Champlain student, you're more than just a number. We keep our online classes small to maximize the personal attention each student receives from their instructors, and to create more opportunities for meaningful discussion. Your instructor will give you personalized feedback on your discussion participation and your assignments, and will keep you apprised of your progress throughout the class.

Faculty often become long-term mentors for our students after their classes end, and even past graduation, with instructors giving industry insights, help with resume writing and job applications, and providing career guidance to their students.

Hands-On, Applied Learning

Career-focused learning is at the heart of the Champlain experience, and we believe that education is most effective when put into use. Our degree programs are all built for in-demand, high-growth careers, and many courses use  workplaces as learning labs.

Expert Instructors

Champlain online faculty members are expert-practitioners with significant experience in their fields. Many work full-time and bring their day-to-day experiences as industry professionals to the classroom, giving students the opportunity to contextualize the topics they're learning, and ensuring that emerging trends and real-world issues are incorporated into classroom discussions, and the curricula itself.

Engaged Network of Classmates

Our online classrooms are dynamic spaces filled with discussion and interaction between passionate instructors and engaged students. All of our classes are built around discussion forums: students must participate several times a week in discussions on topics chosen by the instructor and relevant to that week's readings. These forums give you the opportunity to interact with classmates from across the globe, exposing you to new ideas and unique perspectives. Our students often cite the close friendships they build with classmates over the course of their programs - and the different points of view they encounter - as the most valuable aspects of their Champlain experience.

Convenient and Accessible Classroom

Anywhere that you have access to the Internet, you have access to your online classroom, your classmates, and your instructors. As a result, students from across the country and around the globe are enrolled in Champlain's online programs. Some features of our online classroom include:

  • 24/7 access: Log in whenever it's convenient for you from the smart device of your choosing.
  • Flexibility: Although there are deadlines for assignments and discussion posts, there are no set class times, so you can complete all other coursework at any time.
  • An all-in-one platform that contains everything you need for completing and submitting course readings and assignments (including an assignment tool, a testing tool, and a self-contained email function for contacting your instructor).
  • Course syllabi that outline all course requirements, distributed on the first day of classes.
  • Lectures and assignments accessible for the entire semester.
  • An online library with vast digital resources, and helpful research librarians that are literally just a chat away.

We've designed our classroom experience to be as flexible as possible in order to fit into your busy schedule. Learn more about balancing school and other commitments.

Access to Support From Day One

When you start your program at Champlain College Online, you gain access to a team of people dedicated to supporting you from day one through graduation by offering resources with time management, career guidance, or academic support, among other things. Learn more about Champlain's student support.

Why Champlain

Online Experience

"I did not expect my online classes to be so collaborative or to have such constant engagement. One might think the traditional classroom approach would have more of those things, but I found them be even more present in Champlain's online format."

Madhava Potluri Master of Business Administration (MBA)
IS Consultant, MetLife
Madhava Potluri, MBA from Champlain College Online

What To Expect at Champlain Online

Expect Convenience

Go to school wherever and whenever is best for you, on the device of your choice.

Expect A Career Focus

Relevant and immediately applicable coursework gets you ready for your next career move

Expect Support

Your dedicated academic advisor provides the support you need to meet your academic goals

Expect Superior Faculty

Learn from practitioner faculty working in the field, with real-world experience and knowledge.

Champlain by the Numbers


More than 80 online degrees and certificates


Fully online courses and 24/7 access to coursework


Free to apply to all of our online programs


Start and finish courses quickly with six terms per year

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Start Your Fast & Free Application

The online application is free and should take about 15 minutes to complete. You can finish your application or return to it later, so get started today!

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