Chemeketa Community College in Salem

Salem, OR

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Chemeketa Community College offers 283-degree programs and 54 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 23:1. 1 high safety campus. 44.2% are women, and 55.8% are men. 1% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at Chemeketa Community College is 8026$, that is at the level of national average. 13% of full-time Chemeketa Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $30,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Chemeketa Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Chemeketa Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$7,200
$30,001 - $48,000$7,601
$48,001 - $75,000$9,880
$75,001 - $110,000$11,284



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


5183 of Chemeketa Community College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 47 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Chemeketa Community College number 14 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Oregon.

Students at Chemeketa Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Chemeketa Community College.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Graduation Rate


Chemeketa Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

13% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Chemeketa Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Chemeketa Community College is 23:1, that means that for every 23 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Chemeketa Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Chemeketa Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Oregon.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 4000 Lancaster Dr Ne address in Salem, Oregon.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Chemeketa Community College with 0.11% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are motor vehicle theft, burglary, and arson.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Chemeketa Community College offers 283 programs in total: 148 are for Associate's degree, 90 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 45 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 96 universities in Oregon state, with one of the highest number of 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate. Chemeketa Community College is one of the few institutions in Oregon that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 54 distance education programs that are provided in the Chemeketa Community College: 21 are for Associate's degree, 18 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs and 15 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Oregon state average data to help you compare.


Chemeketa Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 9398 students with 8458106 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Chemeketa Community College

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Overall Rating:

It's a great College and an even better place to work.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

My main gripe is they took out the nice running track and replaced it with a softball field when there's a baseball field like a hundred feet away. I experienced excellent teachers very fun-loving and you learn a lot. Also if they're going to have a no pepper spray policy they should have plenty of armed security

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Let me set the story straight. I've been around and seen plenty of community colleges. This is to all the bad reviews. No, you're wrong. This school is like any other in the fact that you have to be persistent to get things done. It's not on the college to be your mommy and hold your hand through the process. They tell you exactly what you need to do. I'm telling you I've seen many community colleges with students in charge of certain departments. There's plenty of people here that know what they're doing. And they're helpful, and they care. Chemeketa is awesome and is great. I transferred my credits from out of state. Almost all the classes transferred except one. To where Lane CC wanted me to retake half the classes I already did. I take online classes but I have been to the campus. It's great. Seriously I honestly believe these losers giving it 1 star did something themslevs that backtracked them and they act like babies, go to Google, and cry about it like the babies they are. Grow up. Get good grades. And pay back your loans like a grown up!!!

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Overall Rating:

Negative 5 stars. What a terrible school! AVOID! The majority of the teachers are out of touch with their industry. The advising is a joke, they probably play spin the wheel to see what they'll "advise" a student. Financial aid will tell you whatever just to get you to leave then they'll lie about it. Because of "misinformation" lol, I missed out on my financial aid and had to get a loan. Worthless school!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I would like to start off by saying you get what you pay for, but Chemeketa takes this even further by giving you trash instead. The admin staff is incompetent, on their best day. The financial aid department has no clue as to what is going on. They fail to take responsibility when they make an error and blame the students instead. The advising staff maybe laid-off circus performers, no offense to circus performers, each adviser will give you a different degree plan. The website is unreliable and hard to navigate. Chemeketa also heavily uses Pearson, a cheap and sub par software. Good luck getting into your courses. Each classes' online classroom is different so get ready to search for your homework, labs, quizzes, and tests.If you are able to attend a different school, do so! AVOID THIS SCHOOL!! If you can't be prepared to be frustrated, disrespected, lied to, and have countless hours of your time wasted.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 4000 Lancaster Dr NE


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Quarter

General Phone Number: +5033995000

Institution is active in current year: 1

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