C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    B
  6. Location
    B-
Chemeketa Community College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NWAC
Athletic Conference
Address
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$5,750/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,106/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,613/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,237/ year
  • $76-110k
    $10,020/ year
  • $110k+
    $9,796/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.76 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.70 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.70 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,159Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
29%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
20%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
76%
National
83%

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Most instructors there are understanding and willing to work with students on deadlines and skill improvements. Some staff were incredibly helpful with study skill building and recognition of good and bad student habits. There are a few teachers whom are overbearing and do not think highly of their students. If anything, I would like to see teachers become more involved with the students work. Also, the Counseling Center does not quite explain everything about how to apply for scholarships, financial aid information, Work Study, and other topics which would seem extremely helpful for students.
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Chemeketa Community College is great for those trying to safe money on tuition for the first two years of college. They have multiple different campus locations in Salem and most of the professors really care about the students and what they teach. Registering for classes is easy to do online and the counselors there are very helpful. While they do offer students the opportunity to join different school clubs and sports, Chemeketa is not really known for their extracurricular activities.
I received two Associates of Art from CCC, and I couldn't be more thankful for my time spent there. The quality and passion of the instructors in every field was obvious; each bringing to the table not only their expertise, but a strong desire to teach as well. The faculty came from all walks of life, from many different cultures and ethnicities, and the student body was just as widespread if not more so. Student and city run cultural and heritage events happened frequently, the Deaf student support was heavily present and accounted for, even old buildings were ADA compliant - and not just for wheelchairs. I met some of my most influential instructors at CCC, and I couldn't be more grateful for it.

The diversity, sensitivity, and SafeZone training CCC provides for faculty is also one of the most thorough, and most engaging I've encountered yet. I was lucky enough to get to transition from student to (volunteer) worker, and it was a joy from both sides.