Chemeketa Community College

  • 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 10,571 students (32% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 34%.
  • Chemeketa Community College is the only community colleges within Marion County, OR.
  • The nearest community college to Chemeketa Community College is Pioneer Pacific College (25.9 miles away).

Top Placements

Chemeketa Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Oregon for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 367 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Chemeketa Community College(OR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty367 staff105 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Chemeketa Community College has declined by 12% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five years.
  • The Chemeketa Community College diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 24% over five years.
Total Enrollment10,571 students2,071 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio29:128:1
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# Full-Time Students3,350 students844 students
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# Part-Time Students15,109 students1,227 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
2%
4%
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% Hispanic
25%
10%
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% Black
1%
2%
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% White
40%
66%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
1%
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% Unknown races
26%
13%
Diversity Score0.710.53
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College Completion Rate
13%
19%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,800$32,200
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,050 is less than the state average of $5,223. 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 $8,497. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,050$5,223
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,340$8,497
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid78%81%
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Median Debt for Graduates$18,264$15,375
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,333$6,156
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Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Soccer, Softball,
Volleyball
Source: 2016 (or 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 $5,223 per year for in-state students and $8,497 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,361 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Oregon community colleges have a diversity score of 0.53, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Oregon is Chemeketa Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.