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Chemeketa Community College

Salem, OR 2-Year Public
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About Chemeketa Community College

Chemeketa Community College Overview

Chemeketa Community College is a public, state school in the city of Salem, Oregon. Chemeketa Community College was founded in 1955 and enrolls 12,371 undergrads and no graduate students. Chemeketa Community College offers on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! July 6, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester.

Student Involvement at Chemeketa Community College

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Chemeketa Community College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Chemeketa Community College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Chemeketa Community College does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Chemeketa Community College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Chemeketa Community College on the Student Life page.

2022 Chemeketa Community College Facts At-A-Glance
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In-State Tuition $4,896
Out-of-State $11,052

Is Chemeketa Community College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer sense of what Chemeketa Community College offers and if the school seems like a good choice for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Chemeketa Community College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Chemeketa Community College, around 61% come back their sophomore year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Chemeketa Community College Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Chemeketa Community College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Chemeketa Community College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Chemeketa Community College's endowment was valued at $3.7 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Chemeketa Community College spends about $3,849 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Chemeketa Community College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Chemeketa Community College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Chemeketa Community College.

Based on this information, how does Chemeketa Community College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Chemeketa Community College a good school for you?

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Where is Chemeketa Community College?

Chemeketa Community College is located in the urban setting of Salem, Oregon, less than an hour from Portland.

If you are interested in seeing Chemeketa Community College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 5 to Salem, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Portland International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Chemeketa Community College and Salem are like without leaving home.

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College Info

4000 Lancaster Drive NE P.O. Box 14007 Salem, OR 97309

Campus Setting: Urban

Chemeketa Community College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 6

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Chemeketa Community College is Jul 6.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Chemeketa Community College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Chemeketa Community College Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Chemeketa Community College is like? There are approximately 12,371 students enrolled at Chemeketa Community College. 50% percent of students attend school full-time, 95% percent are from OR and 5% percent of students are from other states.


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