Some facts about Chemeketa

There's no such thing as a typical Chemeketa student. Our students are all ages, from recent high school graduates to retired people. Some students attend full-time, others attend part-time, many combine work and school. During the 2015-2016 academic year 29,802 people enrolled in classes and workshops at Chemeketa.

Student demographics

74% of our college students in 2015-16 were between the ages of 16 and 35.

The ethnic make up of our 2015-2016 college student body was -

  • White, Non-Hispanic: 46.5%
  • Hispanic: 24.6%
  • Mixed: 2.5%
  • Asian: 1.7%
  • American Indian/Alaskan Native: 1.2%
  • Black, Non-Hispanic: 0.9%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.6%
  • International: 0.5%
  • Other/Not Given: 21.5%

Number of college employees as of December 31, 2015 -

  • Full-time staff: 508
  • Full-time faculty: 237
  • Part-time faculty: 629
  • Hourly and student employees: 308

Where the college gets its funding: 2016-17 General Fund

  • Tuition & fees: 24.1%
  • State Sources: 38.1%
  • Local taxes: 23.4%
  • Other: 14.4%