Chesapeake College

Chesapeake College

Chesapeake College is a two-year, liberal arts and sciences college located in Wye Mills, Maryland, United States. It was established in the year 1965 as Maryland's first regional community college. The main campus spreads across an area of more than 150 acres. It operates a smaller campus in Cambridge. The college offers associate degrees in a wide variety of subjects.

Chesapeake College's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. The teams participate in sports such as basketball, baseball, volleyball, softball, and soccer. The official mascot of Chesapeake College is the Skipjack. The college has an active student life. The campus is home to a wide variety of student clubs and organizations.

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Chesapeake College
1000 College Circle
Wye Mills , MD 21679-0008
General Phone: (410) 822-5400

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Chesapeake College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts69liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities
Nursing and Emergency Medicine46EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Business and Management32business, business management, accounting technology
Medical Support and Technology18radiation therapist, surgical tech
Security and Law Enforcement16criminal justice and police, corrections and criminal justice
Therapy and Counseling12physical therapist assistant, mental and social health services, massage therapy
Education and Teaching11education, elementary school teaching, education courses
Engineering Technician5manufacturing tech, drafting and design tech, engineering technician
Law5legal assistant
Hospitality4hospitality administration
Family and Social Work4child care management
Cooking and Culinary Arts3chef training
Computer Science and Engineering2data processing tech, computer support
Mechanics and Repair0HVAC, heavy equipment maintenance tech

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years3119
Associate's degree19617

Chesapeake College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Chesapeake College had a total enrollment of 2,620 students (1,509 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 17%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 11%
18-19 30%
20-21 14%
22-24 10%
25-29 9%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 9%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Chesapeake College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %
Part-Time 41 %

Chesapeake College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,020
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,176
Books and supplies $ 1,400

Financial Aid:
Chesapeake College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 465000)

Chesapeake College Faculty

Chesapeake College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1934

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*2*
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*2*
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*6$77,448

*: 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
Professoracademic year8$77,2174$68,806
Associate professoracademic year5$66,32113$68,484
Assistant professoracademic year6$57,0937$57,206
Instructoracademic year3$51,2074$55,519
Lectureracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year23$64,40728$63,858

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

Chesapeake College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports055

Chesapeake College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

Hospitality Administration/Management, Other

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

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

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Physical Therapist Assistant

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Chesapeake College Highlights

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What Sets Chesapeake College Apart:

% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 8%Chesapeake College % of degrees in therapy and counseling
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 12%Chesapeake College Female % of student body
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%Chesapeake College Salaries of full-time faculty

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 Offers weekend classes
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 Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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