Chemeketa Community College

Chemeketa Community College

Chemeketa Community College was established as a community college in 1969. More than 64,000 students enroll every year in the college's technical, arts, electronics, nursing, viticulture, and fire science programs. Chemeketa Community College offers students Associate degrees in over 40 professional-technical programs, as well as degrees in Arts and a General Education degree. The 5 campuses of the college are located in:

  • Dallas
  • McMinnville
  • Salem, Oregon
  • Stayton
  • Woodburn

Chemeketa Community College has separate teams for men's baseball, women's softball and volleyball, and men and women's basketball and soccer. The Storm Baseball Program is heavily scouted and has been a leader, for a number of years, in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges.

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Contacting Chemeketa Community College

Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem , OR 97305
General Phone: (503) 399-5000

Chemeketa Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts512liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine152EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Security and Law Enforcement73criminal justice and safety, fire protection tech, fire-fighting
Medical Support and Technology49dental assistant, medical assistant, pharmacy tech
Office and Administration31office management, administrative assistant, executive secretary, office data entry, general office occupations
Construction Trades29construction, carpentry, building inspector
Family and Social Work29child care management, social work
Engineering Technician27civil engineering tech, electronics tech, electromechanical instrument tech, surveying tech, computer engineering tech, computer systems tech, drafting, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting ...
Business and Management26business management, accounting, accounting technology, retail
Education and Teaching25education of speech impaired, teacher aide
Medical Administration23medical office management, medical records tech, medical transcription, medical secretary
Hospitality16hospitality management, tourism and travel, hotel management
Mechanics and Repair9autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Agricultural Science and Management9crop production, food science
Therapy and Counseling8substance abuse counseling
Computer Science and Engineering8computer applications programming
Production Trades7machine shop assistant, welding
Design7design and visual communication
Engineering4electrical engineering
Media0printing equipment operation
Conservation and Resource Management0forestry, forest technology
Science0marine biology

Number of programs and degrees for Chemeketa Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years19830
Associate's degree84643

Chemeketa Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Chemeketa Community College had a total enrollment of 7,255 students (7,702 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 62%
Black 1%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 3%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 21%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 18%
20-21 16%
22-24 14%
25-29 17%
30-34 9%
35-39 7%
40-49 10%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

Chemeketa Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 43 %
Part-Time 29 %

Chemeketa Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Salem, Oregon for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Oregon Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Chemeketa Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,075
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,698
Books and supplies $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Chemeketa Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 321800)

Chemeketa Community College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track9598

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year10$63,8799$64,821
All faculty totalcalendar year10$63,8799$64,821

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year85$55,05589$53,647
All faculty totalacademic year85$55,05589$53,647

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Chemeketa Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports02424

Chemeketa Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Crop Production
Food Science

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Retailing and Retail Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications

Conservation And Resource Management
Forest Technology/Technician
Forestry, General

Construction Trades
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector
Construction Trades, General

Design and Visual Communications, General

Education And Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Speech or Language Impairments
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Instrumentation/Maintenance Techs, Other
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Surveying Technology/Surveying

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Social Work

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Tourism and Travel Services Management

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Office Management/Administration
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder

Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Chemeketa Community College Highlights

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What Sets Chemeketa Community College Apart:

Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Chemeketa Community College Number of students
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Chemeketa Community College % of degrees in liberal arts
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Chemeketa Community College Number of degree programs
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 17%Chemeketa Community College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Chemeketa Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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