• Chesapeake College is a comprehensive public two-year regional community college serving the educational needs of the residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot counties on Maryland's Upper Eastern Shore. The College's mission is to provide a learner-centered environment that provides affordable, quality, educational experiences and support services, a focus on student achievement, choice in instructional delivery, and innovative use of instructional technology. This environment maximizes students' potential for intellectual and personal growth.

School Highlights

Chesapeake College serves 1,904 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 56%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,904 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,120
  • Out-state tuition: $6,968
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 24%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 290 teachers has grown by 253% over five years.
Chesapeake College
(MD) 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
290 staff
378 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Chesapeake College has declined by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 8:1 over five years.
The Chesapeake College diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,904 students
3,420 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
506 students
1,180 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,398 students
2,240 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
115 students
249 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
506 students
1,009 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
19 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,398 students
3,001 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
232 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
n/a
% Asian
2%
7%
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% Hispanic
5%
11%
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% Black
8%
26%
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% White
76%
44%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
6%
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% Unknown races
6%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.41
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
28%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$30,800
$36,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,120 is less than the state average of $7,307. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,968 is less than the state average of $9,316. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,120
$7,307
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,968
$9,316
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
73%
73%
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Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$10,000
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$5,500
Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Chesapeake College, founded in 1965 offers two-year program of study in liberal arts and sciences and career programs. Degrees granted includes Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts in Teaching, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Certificate and Letter of Recognition. The College offers a large selection of credit and continuing education offerings designed to help students prepare for transfer to upper level institutions, for immediate entry into a career, or for enhancing work-related skills. Beyond the curricula, the College offers many opportunities for further academic, social, personal, cultural, and athletic development through a rich variety of extracurricular and co-curricular activities. Our main campus is located at Wye Mills covering 170 acres. Chesapeake College Cambridge Center is located at 416-418 Race Street in Cambridge. Chesapeake College Center for Allied Health, Memorial Hospital located at 219 South Washington Street, Easton, Maryland. Off-campus teaching locations are at various sites throughout Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's,and Talbot counties. To enhance student learning and to promote teaching excellence, the College commits to providing a supportive learning environment characterized by a dedicated, caring and highly qualified faculty and staff. The College offers all employees professional development opportunities that are aligned with goals outlined in its Strategic Plan. Through these commitments, the College nurtures a community of lifelong learners among faculty, staff and students.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Chesapeake College cost?

Chesapeake College's tuition is approximately $5,120 for In-State students and $6,968 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,904 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,120
  • Out-state tuition: $6,968
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 24%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For Maryland public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,307 per year for in-state students and $9,316 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maryland community colleges have a diversity score of 0.72, which is higher than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Montgomery College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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