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Chemeketa Community College: Narrative Description


PO Box 14007
Salem, OR 97309-7070
Tel: (503)399-5000
Admissions: (503)399-5006
Fax: (503)399-3918
E-mail: [email protected]
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1955. Setting: 72-acre urban campus with easy access to Portland. Total enrollment: 14,454. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 25:1. Full-time: 3,647 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 10,807 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 1% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 45% 25 or older. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, allied health, fire science, building inspection, dental assisting, emergency medical technology, human services. Option: deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2610 full-time, $58 per quarter hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8955 full-time, $199 per quarter hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $180 full-time, $4 per quarter hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 40 open to all. Most popular organizations: Health Occupations Students of America, International Conference of Building Officials, Ski Club, Christian Fellowship. Major annual events: International Food Fair, multicultural events, Career Expo. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Chemeketa Community College Library plus 1 other with 7,145 microform titles, 801 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $636,220.

Community Environment:

See Willamette University.

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