Champlain was founded in 1878, when G.W. Thompson opened Burlington Business School to prepare young men for “the business cares and responsibilities of life.” In 1884, when E. George Evans acquired the school, it became coeducational and changed its name to Queen City Business College.
Champlain awards bachelor's degrees in over 30 fields of study, including Computer and Digital Forensics, and Radiography. Some of the most popular undergraduate programs include Business, Graphic Design, and Electronic Game Programming.
Career Collaborative Support Includes:
At Champlain, we want you to experience all aspects of college life, not just what you learn inside the classroom.
From rugby and rock climbing to the lasting friendships you will make your first night in your close-knit residence halls, Champlain makes it easy for you to find your niche in a community where something is always happening.
he College's library, the Robert E. and Holly D. Miller Information Commons, opened in 1998 and in 2004 the school dedicated the S.D. Ireland Family Center for Global Business & Technology, now home to the Stiller School of Business. The following year, the IDX Student Life Center opened.
Student Health & Wellness provides a wide range of comprehensive and confidential physical and mental health services while you're at Champlain. We use a wellness model to address physical, emotional and relational aspects of a student's health through preventative, diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitative services.
Champlain's campus consists of 42 buildings on about 2.5 city blocks in the residential Hill Section of Burlington, Vermont. Most of the student residence halls are renovated Victorian-era houses. Aside from Victorian style residence halls, Champlain College also offers Transitional Housing. These are apartment style suites with four bedrooms per suite. A shuttle is available to the campus. In 2008, Champlain opened its newest residence, Lakeview Hall, housing approximately 80 students. About 750 students reside on campus, others occupy off-campus college housing, and many live independently. There are 22 residence halls.
The lower level of the IDX Student Life Center houses the Argosy Gymnasium—the starting point for Champlain's extensive Intramural and Recreational Sports programs. Also on the lower level, you'll find our state-of-the-art Fitness Center, featuring a full CYBEX strength circuit as well as free-weights, treadmills, ARC Trainers and much more.
Current Student Clubs and Organizations Include:
Champlain College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.