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Chesapeake College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Chesapeake College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Chesapeake College Ranked?

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2023 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.

Chesapeake College was awarded 92 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

Chesapeake College landed the #1,232 spot in College Factual's 2023 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,241 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Chesapeake College held the #1,559 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Chesapeake College?

Acceptance Rate

Since Chesapeake College has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

Learn more about Chesapeake College admissions.

Chesapeake College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, Chesapeake College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

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 Chesapeake College is 42%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  42 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Chesapeake 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 Chesapeake College this rate is 58%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  58 out of 100

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Chesapeake College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,904 undergraduates at Chesapeake College with 506 being full-time and 1,398 being part-time.

How Much Does Chesapeake College Cost?

The overall average net price of Chesapeake College is $4,118. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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 Chesapeake 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 Chesapeake College, approximately 2% of students took out student loans averaging $4,325 a year. That adds up to $17,300 over four years for those students.

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How Much Money Do Chesapeake College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Chesapeake College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $33,033 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 22% less that the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Chesapeake College make the most money.

Location of Chesapeake College

Chesapeake College is a public institution located in Wye Mills, Maryland. The rural area surrounding Chesapeake College is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

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Contact details for Chesapeake College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 College Circle, Wye Mills, MD 21679-0008
Phone: 410-822-5400

Chesapeake College Majors

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

Online Learning at Chesapeake 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, 1,841 students took at least one online class at Chesapeake College. This is an increase from the 1,136 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,841 1,784
2018-2019 1,136 377
2017-2018 1,081 325
2016-2017 1,065 314
2015-2016 907 215

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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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