Chemeketa Facts and Stats
Researching Chemeketa as a potential choice for your education or employment? Our facts and statistics for a quick overview.
- 66% of our college students are 25 years or younger
- 19% are between the ages of 26 and 35
- 15% are 36 or older
- 42% of our full-time students intend to transfer to a four-year college
- 16% are here to get skills for a career
Do You Know...
WHEN CHEMEKETA BEGAN OPERATING AS A COMMUNITY COLLEGE?
July 1, 1970
WHY CHEMEKETA IS THE ONLY COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN OREGON NOT NAMED AFTER A LOCATION?
A contest was held among local high school students. Our first Board of Education selected Salem Tech student Susan Blum's entry Chemeketa. It comes from the native Kalapuya language and means "place of peace."
WHY WE HAVE A PEACE GARDEN?
The Peace Garden was dedicated as a memorial to the victims of the September 11 attacks.