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 9,347 students (46% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 44%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 753 teachers has grown by 93% over five years.
Chemeketa Community College(OR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty753 staff221 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Chemeketa Community College has declined by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five years.
The Chemeketa Community College diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment9,347 students1,721 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:123:1
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# Full-Time Students4,301 students873 students
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# Part-Time Students5,046 students848 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
2%
6%
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% Hispanic
30%
14%
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% Black
1%
3%
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% White
35%
56%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
3%
5%
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% Non Resident races
-
1%
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% Unknown races
27%
13%
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Diversity Score0.710.64
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College Completion Rate
15%
21%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,800$32,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,050 is less than the state average of $4,676. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,340 is more than the state average of $7,715. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,050$4,676
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,340$7,715
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid86%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$13,885$13,207
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,875$6,334
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Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Soccer, Softball,
Volleyball
Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Chemeketa Community College is Linn-Benton Community College (27.7 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 5,533 students | 27.70 Mi6500 Pacific Blvd SW
    Albany, OR 97321
    (541) 917-4999
    27.705,533
  • 6,270 students | 30.90 Mi19600 Molalla Ave
    Oregon City, OR 97045
    (503) 594-6000
    30.906,270
  • 60,037 students | 34.10 Mi12000 SW 49th Avenue
    Portland, OR 97219
    (971) 722-6111
    34.1060,037
  • Pioneer Pacific College
    Private for-profit
    740 students | 36.40 Mi4145 SW Watson Ave. #300
    Beaverton, OR 97005
    (503) 646-6000
    36.40740
  • 404 students | 41.30 Mi1425 NE Irving Street, Bldg 300
    Portland, OR 97232
    (503) 281-4181
    41.30404
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Did You Know?
For Oregon public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,676 per year for in-state students and $7,715 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,004 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Oregon community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Oregon is Carrington College-Portland. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.