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Chemeketa Community College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Chemeketa Community College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Chemeketa Community College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Chemeketa Community College was awarded 328 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other engineering.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Chemeketa Community College is ranked #1,084 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Chemeketa Community College also holds the #12 spot on the Best Colleges in Oregon ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Chemeketa Community College?

Acceptance Rate

Chemeketa Community College has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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Chemeketa Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Chemeketa Community College, this rate is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Chemeketa Community College is 39%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  39 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Chemeketa Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Chemeketa Community College this rate is 57%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  57 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Chemeketa Community College.

Chemeketa Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,328 undergraduates at Chemeketa Community College with 3,727 being full-time and 4,601 being part-time.

How Much Does Chemeketa Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of Chemeketa Community College is $5,965. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Chemeketa Community College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$4,853 $5,417 $7,097 $8,950 $9,219

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Chemeketa Community College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Chemeketa Community College, approximately 21% of students took out student loans averaging $4,506 a year. That adds up to $18,024 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Chemeketa Community College is 16.2%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Chemeketa Community College Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Chemeketa Community College make around $32,000 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 20% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Chemeketa Community College make the most money.

Location of Chemeketa Community College

Chemeketa Community College is a public institution situated in Salem, Oregon. The suburban atmosphere of Salem makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Contact details for Chemeketa Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4000 Lancaster Dr Ne, Salem, OR 97305
Phone: 503-399-5000

Chemeketa Community College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Chemeketa Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Chemeketa Community College

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 7,780 students took at least one online class at Chemeketa Community College. This is an increase from the 3,512 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 7,780 7,012
2018-2019 3,512 1,758
2017-2018 3,630 1,904
2016-2017 3,729 1,821
2015-2016 3,876 1,884

Learn more about online learning at Chemeketa Community College.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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