• 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 8,328 students (45% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 37%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 8,328 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,050
  • Out-state tuition: $11,340
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 55%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Chemeketa Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Oregon for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 753 teachers has grown by 105% over five years.
Chemeketa Community College
(OR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
753 staff
221 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Chemeketa Community College has declined by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five years.
The Chemeketa Community College diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,328 students
1,724 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,727 students
767 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,601 students
957 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
705 students
278 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,727 students
767 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
104 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
4,601 students
957 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
220 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
270 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
2%
4%
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% Hispanic
28%
15%
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% Black
1%
2%
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% White
45%
63%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
4%
5%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
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% Unknown races
18%
7%
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Diversity Score
0.72
0.57
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
22%
22%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,800
$33,800
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,050 is less than the state average of $4,694. The in-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,340 is more than the state average of $7,748. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,050
$4,694
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$11,340
$7,748
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
90%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,875
$12,875
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,500
$6,334
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
84%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Chemeketa Community College cost?

Chemeketa Community College's tuition is approximately $4,050 for In-State students and $11,340 for Out-State students.

What schools are Chemeketa Community College often compared to?

Chemeketa Community Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like Portland Community College by visitors of our site.

What sports does Chemeketa Community College offer?

Chemeketa Community College offers 5 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball and Volleyball.

What is Chemeketa Community College's ranking?

Chemeketa Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Oregon for: Diversity in US community colleges, Average community college minority breakdown and Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 8,328 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,050
  • Out-state tuition: $11,340
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 55%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

For Oregon public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,694 per year for in-state students and $7,748 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Oregon community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Oregon is Concorde Career College-Portland. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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