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 26:1 is lower 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 33%.
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 declined by 5% 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
61 staff
Chemeketa Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 12,111 has grown by 73% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 18:1 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 46% over five years.
Total Enrollment 12,111 students 1,315 students
Chemeketa Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1
Chemeketa Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 6,107 students
815 students
Chemeketa Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 6,004 students
1,061 students
Chemeketa Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Chemeketa Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Chemeketa Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Chemeketa Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Chemeketa Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Chemeketa Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Chemeketa Community College White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
Chemeketa Community College Hawaiian (2011-2013)
% Two or more races
Chemeketa Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Chemeketa Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Chemeketa Community College Non Resident (2008-2013)
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 (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,320 is less than the state average of $5,590. 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 $10,086. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,320 $5,590
Chemeketa Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,610 $10,086
Chemeketa Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 78%
Chemeketa Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Soccer, Softball,
Source: 2005 (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
    1,294 students | 25.90 Mi27501 SW Parkway Ave
    Wilsonville, OR 97070
  • 6,153 students | 27.60 Mi6500 Pacific Blvd SW
    Albany, OR 97321
  • 7,328 students | 31.00 Mi19600 Molalla Ave
    Oregon City, OR 97045
  • 29,386 students | 34.10 Mi12000 SW 49th Avenue
    Portland, OR 97219
  • Everest College-Portland
    Private for-profit
    231 students | 40.30 Mi425 SW Washington
    Portland, OR 97204
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 0.53, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Oregon is Everest College-Portland. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.