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About Chemeketa Community College

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private


2 Years

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Chemeketa Community College is a 2 year, a mid-sized public institution dedicated to providing a broad range of educational opportunities and workforce training to students in pursuit of their goals. Chemeketa was established in the 1960s. It celebrates the contributions of its diverse community and strives to foster an environment of tolerance, acceptance, and belonging. The College was initially known as Salem Technical-Vocational School, operated by Salem Public Schools. In the later years, a group of citizen leaders from throughout the mid-Willamette Valley spearheaded a movement to transform Salem Tech into a comprehensive community college that would serve the area. Chemeketa is the result of that effort.

Chemeketa provides opportunities for students to explore, learn, and succeed through quality educational experiences and workforce training. Chemeketa envisions to be a catalyst for individuals, businesses, and communities to excel in diverse and changing environments. It collaborates to ensure purposeful, effective programs, and services that support all students. The college welcomes diverse perspectives and encourages the free exchange of ideas. It innovates through reflection, analysis, and creativity. It also designs quality instruction, programs, and services to prepare students to meet the changing needs of our communities in a global society.

  • The current student population of Chemeketa Community College is around 10,151 with 4,659 full-time students and 5,492 part-time students undergoing undergraduate programs.

  • Chemeketa applies an open admission policy which suggests the acceptance rate is 100%.

  • The graduation rate is 14%.

  • The cultural and ethnic diversity of Chemeketa College is pretty high with equal inclusion of students from various backgrounds. More than 46% of the student population are either minorities or students with colour.

  • The student to faculty ratio is 22:1.
  • The College is accredited under Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, which assures nothing but quality education.

  • Offers 123 Major and annual graduate programs among which the most popular courses are Liberal Arts and Science and Registered Nursing courses.

  • Graduating 19% of students, Chemeketa alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,800.

  • Aims at providing education to all and hence are veteran and mother-friendly.

Chemeketa Storm student-athletes participate in seven sports including soccer, volleyball as a member of the Southern Region in the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC).

Online Education at Chemeketa Community College

The College is deemed for its quality of education and the esteemed faculty. Being a public community college, it aims at fostering liberal education and the ethics of the work and life system in its curriculum. For this purpose, the college has tried to keep the admission process very simple and hence have adopted an open admission policy. Moreover, for compatibility of imparting education, Chemeketa Community College offers an array of well structured and effective online programs. The online education at Chemeketa Community College is extremely affordable and almost anyone can apply and take the course. At present, the college offers 1,200 online courses with 10-degree programs and 19 certifications.

The online admission process is exactly similar to other offline courses. The courses involve weekly assignments, mid-term examinations, and attendance records for a per-class basis. Interaction in an online class is usually done via writing means where the students can post their queries in the discussion section. The evaluation system and other formalities are exactly the same.

For applying to any of their online courses, refer to the official online learning page on the website.


According to a recent survey of all the students of Chemeketa including the alumni about how they feel about Chemeketa Community College as an educational institution, the following reviews were collected:

  • It is deemed for its great placement records. Moreover, the students who apply from this college for a 4-year baccalaureate or post-graduate courses, get a high chance of getting accepted.

  • The campus is huge, luscious, and eco-friendly with a great balance between work and social life.

All the faculties and staff are extremely helpful and great at mentoring as well.

Location & Contact


4000 Lancaster Dr NE
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In the recent statistical year, Chemeketa ranked in the following categories in the US News College Rankings given below:

  • It ranked as 3rd position in the Best Nursing Schools in the States.

  • The university ranked 439th in the Best Community Colleges in the States.


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Since 1957, Chemeketa has served the community by offering affordable education and job training. Chemeketa Community College’s open-door college admissions policy means everyone can enrol in classes. It's easy to apply for admissions at Chemeketa. Applicants just need to follow the application process that best fits the type of student they are.
Chemeketa has seven locations and offers courses throughout the community and online, so finding classes that are convenient for the applicants is easy. The applicants are encouraged to see what Chemeketa can offer them by taking a campus tour to learn more about the facilities, programs, and services that will help them reach their goals. Since Chemeketa mainly offers undergraduate programs, the admission process is widely generalized. If one is applying for Chemeketa Community College then all one needs to do is follow the given steps.

  • Apply for admission on the online admission portal. This is the very first step towards any application process. This form usually contains questions demanding personal information and academic details.
  • Apply for financial aid. The college offers a hefty amount of financial aid for all. Every year almost $22,448,808 aid is awarded to the students. For availing this option, one must fill the Net Family income.
  • The next step is Student Orientation, where all the rules and regulations of the college are explained to the students.
  • A short placement assessment is taken so as to test the compatibility of the student with the course one has opted for.
  • Register for classes after deciding which course one would apply for.
  • Finally arrangement for payment.

For more information, we suggest you visit the official website or our admissions by clicking below.

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Being a public community college, Chemeketa Community College is quite affordable in terms of the annual cost required to attend the institution. This has no effect on the quality of education or the after graduation outcome. The Return of Investments(ROI) is quite decent. Half of the students after passing from Chemekhata either try for some elite 4-year post-graduate college or starting their career in the industry. In both scenarios, they get samples of opportunities and great results. The total cost incurred by students attending Chemeketa Community College is an overall combination of housing facilities, meals, textbooks, and other supplies charged for all undergraduates with regard to any degree they pursue.

  • The approximate average annual cost to attend the university on a full-time basis is $3915 for all students regardless of their residency. However, it varies largely from campus to campus and from program to program.

  • Other than the cost mentioned before, books and supplies cost around $1200, and other fees amount to $810.

Overall, it can be stated that the average net price for the university is about $4295.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Associate degree

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Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

1,015 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

68 Graduates

Allied Health and Medical Assisting...

67 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

61 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

60 Graduates

Drafting/Design Engineering Technol...

44 Graduates

Business Operations Support and Ass...

39 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

39 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

38 Graduates

Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursi...

34 Graduates

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Tech...

34 Graduates

Precision Metal Working

33 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

30 Graduates

Fire Protection

30 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

30 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

28 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

26 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

23 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

23 Graduates

Dental Support Services and Allied...

22 Graduates


21 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

16 Graduates

Social Work

15 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

14 Graduates

Engineering, Other

12 Graduates

Applied Horticulture and Horticultu...

9 Graduates

Computer Software and Media Applica...

7 Graduates

Mental and Social Health Services a...

7 Graduates

Agricultural Production Operations

5 Graduates

Electromechanical Instrumentation a...

5 Graduates

Food Science and Technology

5 Graduates

Electrical and Power Transmission I...

4 Graduates

Industrial Production Technologies/...

4 Graduates

Agricultural Business and Managemen...

3 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




40% White

24% Unknown

1% Black

29% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

0% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

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Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$55,952 per year

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The institution does not provide any meal plan options.

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24-Hour Security Patrol


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Since the campus life of the students assumes an imperative part of their development and advancement, students at CCC invest a lot of their time learning from the faculty members. Additionally, the students have an incredible breadth to learn and turn into a change-maker. The number of female and male students at the college are 44% and 56%, respectively.

After Graduation

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Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$130 - 254

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

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Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

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The Chemeketa Foundation has evolved over the years to support hundreds of students each year through more than 140 unique scholarships and assistance funds. It provides resources, opportunities, and hope to students in need. Additionally, Chemeketa Community College also provides quality financial aid to students in the form of scholarships and grants as well, as long as the student shows either academic excellence or is in need of substantial financial assistance.

Students seeking financial assistance should first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Chemeketa Community College federal school code is 003218. A student will also need to apply for an FSA ID as part of this application process.

There are various types of aid that are provided by the institution that is as follows:

  • A sum of $5,181 is accounted for under Gift Aid for exceptional performers and situations.

  • Federal grants include the Federal Work-Study, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loans, Pell Grant, and many more and sums up to $4,236

  • State Aid and Institutional grants are $2,285 and $1,803 respectively.

  • For requiring about the various options in financial assistance, one may enquire at CCC Financial Aid Office, Financial Aid Number - 503.399.50184000, Lancaster Drive NE Salem, Oregon 97305.

To know whether a candidate is eligible to avail financial aid and how to apply for Financial aid, refer to the official website.

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