Chesapeake College

1000 College Circle
Wye Mills, MD 21679-0008
Tel: (410)822-5400
  • 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 2,426 students (33% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
  • Chesapeake College is the only community colleges within Talbot County, MD.
  • The nearest community college is Anne Arundel Community College (24.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 82 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
Chesapeake College(MD) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty82 staff164 staff
Chesapeake College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,426 has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,426 students4,515 students
Chesapeake College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio30:125:1
Chesapeake College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students790 students1,174 students
Chesapeake College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,636 students3,341 students
Chesapeake College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Chesapeake College Enrollment Breakdown MD All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Chesapeake College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Chesapeake College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Chesapeake College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Chesapeake College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Chesapeake College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Chesapeake College Non Resident (2011-2013)
Chesapeake College Ethnicity Breakdown MD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.290.65
Chesapeake College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Chesapeake College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,800$37,700
Chesapeake College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,120 is less than the state average of $7,453. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,968 is less than the state average of $9,350. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,120$7,453
Chesapeake College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,968$9,350
Chesapeake College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid71%71%
Chesapeake College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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Did You Know?
For Maryland public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,453 per year for in-state students and $9,350 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maryland community colleges have a diversity score of 0.65, which is equal to the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Montgomery College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.