Chemeketa Community College

4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305
Tel: (503)399-5000
12,111 students
Public institution
School Highlights
Chemeketa Community College serves 12,111 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 30%.
Chemeketa Community College is the only community colleges within Marion County, OR.
The nearest community college is Pioneer Pacific College (25.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 367 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Chemeketa Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 367 staff
62 staff
Chemeketa Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 12,111 has grown by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has increased from 29:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.57 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment 12,111 students 1,371 students
Chemeketa Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 33:1
Chemeketa Community College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 6,107 students
779 students
Chemeketa Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 6,004 students
1,083 students
Chemeketa Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Chemeketa Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Chemeketa Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
Chemeketa Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Chemeketa Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Chemeketa Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Chemeketa Community College White (2006-2014)
% Hawaiian
Chemeketa Community College Hawaiian (2011-2013)
% Two or more races
Chemeketa Community College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
Chemeketa Community College Unknown (2006-2014)
% Non Resident races
Chemeketa Community College Non Resident (2008-2014)
Chemeketa Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.57 0.70
Chemeketa Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,320 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,610 is more than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,320 $5,664
Chemeketa Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,610 $10,360
Chemeketa Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 78%
Chemeketa Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Soccer, Softball,
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The Chemeketa Community College district covers more than 2,600 square miles in Oregon's Mid-Willamette Valley, including Marion, Polk, most of Yamhill and part of Linn counties. Our largest campus is located in Salem. We also have locations in Dallas,  Woodburn, Brooks and our new Yamhill Valley campus in McMinnville. We offer credit and non-credit classes, workshops, seminars, and special programs in more than 25 locations throughout the college district. Classes meet during the day, evening, weekends, and online. Chemeketa has four areas of study. Career and Technical Education porgrams train students who want to qualify for work in specific fields. We offer more than 40 professional-technical training programs. College transfer courses are for students who wish to continue their education at a four-year college or university. Through lifelong learning we offer many credit and non-credit classes, workshops and short courses. Developmental skill building classes are offered for people who want to learn basic reading, writing, mathematics, and study skills; finish high school; or learn English as a second language. Chemeketa is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Pioneer Pacific College
    Private for-profit
    1,195 students | 25.90 Mi27501 SW Parkway Ave
    Wilsonville OR 97070
  • 5,314 students | 27.60 Mi6500 Pacific Blvd SW
    Albany OR 97321
  • 7,302 students | 31.00 Mi19600 Molalla Ave
    Oregon City OR 97045
  • 30,929 students | 34.10 Mi12000 SW 49th Avenue
    Portland OR 97219
  • Everest College-Portland
    Private for-profit
    161 students | 40.30 Mi600 SW 10th, Suite 400
    Portland OR 97205
Did You Know?
For Oregon public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,998 per year for in-state students and $7,980 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,575 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Oregon community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.49, which is lower than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Oregon is Heald College-Portland. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.