Mission & Values

Your personal and professional growth is our purpose. Everything we do is grounded in our institutional mission and a fierce commitment to adult student success. Dare to expect more from us.

Transforming Careers, Enhancing Lives

As the online division of Champlain College, we have the great honor of transforming careers and enhance the lives of working adults - and adults seeking to return to the workplace - across the country through an active and applied higher education. At Champlain College Online we accomplish this primarily through our nationally recognized and critically acclaimed online bachelor's, master's and certificate programs, fueled by our passion for adult learning and driven by our Values Lens.

Our Values Lens

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

Empowering Adults, One Student at a Time

At Champlain College Online, "empowering adults" means designing classes for the adult learner, who brings a depth of personal and professional experience to the classroom. To that end, our classes are accelerated, relevant, quickly applicable, and designed for individual goal attainment. In addition, we hire instructors who share our values, and actively facilitate student engagement in our courses and in their workplaces, where students are able to immediately put their new knowledge into practice.

Quality Assurance, Producing Measurable Success

We talk a lot about metrics and dashboards at Champlain College Online, and you might say we're a bit obsessed with them. This focus on data comes from the belief that the quality of each student's journey is enhanced when clear and consistent expectations are made and reinforced across the academic experience. 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 strongly believe in the power of higher education to transform the careers and enhance the lives of working adults. And we are keenly aware of the burden student debt places not only on individuals but also on their families. 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. At Champlain College Online, we know how challenging the journey to completion can be - many of us at were once adult learners, too. 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

Vanessa Junkins, Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration, MBA

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

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 School Badge

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

Ranked amount the best online colleges by Intelligent.com

Named the Best Private Online College by Intelligent.com

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