Chemeketa Community College

4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305
29,820 students
Public institution
  • Chemeketa has seven locations in Oregon's Wilamette Valley. Students appreciate our diversity and the opportunity to earn the first two-years of their university degree at a fraction of the cost. We also provide training in over thirty career fields.
School Highlights
  • Chemeketa Community College serves 29,820 students (12% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 33:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 35%.
  • 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.
Chemeketa Community College (OR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates 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 87 staff
Chemeketa Community College Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

  • The student population of 29,820 has grown by 136% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has grown by 43% over five years.
Total Enrollment 29,820 students 1,343 students
Chemeketa Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1 33:1
Chemeketa Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 3,452 students 844 students
Chemeketa Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 16,254 students 1,227 students
Chemeketa Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
Chemeketa Community College Enrollment Breakdown OR All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Chemeketa Community College Asian (2007-2015)
% Hispanic
Chemeketa Community College Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
Chemeketa Community College Black (2007-2015)
% White
Chemeketa Community College White (2007-2015)
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
Chemeketa Community College More (2011-2015)
% Unknown races
Chemeketa Community College Ethnicity Breakdown OR All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.69 0.54
Chemeketa Community College Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,050 is equal to the state average of $4,050. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $11,340 is more than the state average of $8,362. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,050 $4,050
Chemeketa Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,340 $8,362
Chemeketa Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 78% 81%
Chemeketa Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Soccer, Softball,
Source: 2015 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Oregon public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,050 per year for in-state students and $8,362 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,567 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 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Oregon is Chemeketa Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.