Woodbury Institute of Champlain College

Woodbury College Small classes, personal and respectful attention, and practice-oriented learning.

BACKGROUND
Woodbury Institute of Champlain College was started in 1975 as an institution to train paralegals. Accreditation was offered to Woodbury College in 1984 by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the school also began offering a mediation program for students that year. In 1993 Woodbury was able to start offering an Associate's of Science degree. Woodbury wasn’t able to start offering Bachelor’s degrees until the year 2000. The school was able to start offering a Master of Mediation and Applied Conflict studies degree in 2005. In 2008, Woodbury College became part of Champlain College and was renamed the Woodbury Institute of Champlain College. Woodbury Institute of Champlain is located in Montpelier, Vermont and has continued to grow since it was originally opened in 1975.

PRO

- Small school with specialized program focus
- Focused on adult students
- Flexible schedules
- Accreditation through NEASC

CON
- Little variety of course study
- Only one location
- No campus housing
- Accreditation is not regional and therefore credits may not transfer to traditional universities
- No online component

DEGREE PROGRAMS
Undergraduate and Master’s level degrees are available in the following subjects:
- Advocacy
- Legal & Paralegal
- Mediation & Applied Conflict Studies



Only one Master's degree is offered, a Master's of Science in Law

SCHOOL
Due to the specialization of the programs offered at Woodbury, this school is fairly small. There are no student accommodations as you might imagine at the more traditional universities and colleges. There appears to be no online component offered, so students going to Woodbury would have to live in the area to attend classes.

STUDENT LIFE
Students have access to an online library while attending Woodbury Institute. There is some informal housing available for students that find they must stay on campus for unexpected reasons; however there are no dorms or campus housing available for students. Woodbury Institute’s normal class size is 12 students and the max is 15. Woodbury graduates typically go on to do great things in the state of Vermont and the average age of a Woodbury Institute student is 35, although all ages are welcome to attend.


CONCLUSION
Woodbury Institute seems like a great place for natives of the New England and Vermont areas. Due to the lack of student housing available, it might be difficult for a traditional college student to secure their own housing as well as attend classes. Adult students in the area might fare very well at Woodbury Institute if they are already working and have housing. Woodbury Institute has done a great job of specializing in a niche area and staying with that. The program offerings have grown, but are all somehow related to the original offerings of paralegal and conflict resolution training. If you are interested in learning more in these fields or securing a degree Woodbury can offer you the training you desire.

Common Misspellings

Woodberry College, Woodbury Collage, College of Woodbury, Woodbury University

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Karen

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I found Woodbury to be an ideal environment to pursue my paralegal degree. The curriculum and attentive staff was well worth my time and money. I love my new career and plan to go back to pursue the Masters of Science. posted Feb 10th, 2009 1:31 pm



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