Chemeketa Community College

Salem, OR 97305
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Chemeketa Community College is located in Salem, Oregon. This community college was established back in 1969 and it now serves just a little under 30,000 students. Students can earn associate’s degrees and certificates in more than 40 different programs. The school also has a number of transfer agreements that will allow for the easy transfer of credits to larger four-year universities. This school has been completely accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

The Chemeketa Community College nursing program offers students the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to become licensed practical nurses (LPN) or registered nurses (RN). It is a tiered program that allows students to learn the necessary skills to become LPNs before moving on to the second year to continue the RN educational path and earn associate’s degrees. There is also an opportunity for current LPNs to transfer to the RN program and receive advanced placement. Students will be able to take advantage of transfer opportunities in order to pursue bachelor’s degrees in nursing as well. This nursing program has been approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize Suburb
Number of Students10,279
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate56%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 6 32
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 7 27
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 99.4%
  • NCLEX-RN: 95.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
12/01/1972 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1972 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$100/credit
In State Students$100/credit
Out of State Students$262/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $4,500 $4,500 $11,790
ADN 70 $7,000 $7,000 $18,340
BSN 125 $12,500 $12,500 $32,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 79% of Chemeketa Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 54% $4,052
Other Federal Grant 4% $872
State Grant & Scholarships 59% $2,087
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 7% $2,012
Federal Student Loans 29% $4,529
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$5,153
$30,001 to $48,000$6,016
$48,001 to $75,000$7,218
$75,001 to $110,000$9,497
Over $110,000$8,950

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Oregon state board of nursing.
Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305

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