Chemeketa Community College

4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305-0000
Tel: 5033995000
  • 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 32%.
  • 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 ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty367 staff105 staff
Chemeketa Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 10,571 has declined by 16% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from 34:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has grown by 47% over five years.
Total Enrollment10,571 students2,071 students
Chemeketa Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio29:128:1
Chemeketa Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students3,350 students844 students
Chemeketa Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students15,109 students1,227 students
Chemeketa Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Chemeketa Community College Enrollment Breakdown OR All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Chemeketa Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Chemeketa Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Chemeketa Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Chemeketa Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Chemeketa Community College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
Chemeketa Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Chemeketa Community College Non Resident (2009-2016)
% 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.0.710.51
Chemeketa Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Chemeketa Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,800$32,200
Chemeketa Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,050 is less than the state average of $5,266. 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 $8,611. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,050$5,266
Chemeketa Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$11,340$8,611
Chemeketa Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid78%81%
Chemeketa Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$18,264$15,375
Chemeketa Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2008-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,333$6,156
Chemeketa Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2008-2015)


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Soccer, Softball,
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 $5,266 per year for in-state students and $8,611 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 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 0.51, 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.