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Wherever you are and wherever you want to go in life, Chesapeake College can help you get there.  Founded as Maryland’s first regional community college in 1965, Chesapeake offers a range of educational opportunities that combine excellence, convenience, and affordability. Our degree programs (with more than 70 college majors), certificate programs, career training, non-credit workforce training, and lifelong learning have transformed the lives of thousands on the Eastern Shore.

Chesapeake College’s core commitment is to prepare students from diverse communities to excel in further education and employment in a global society. We put students first, offering transformative educational experiences. Our programs and services are comprehensive, responsive and affordable. The college is a catalyst for regional economic development and sustainability and a center for personal enrichment and the arts. The college offers a large selection of credit and continuing education offerings designed to help students prepare for transfer to upper level institutions, for immediate entry into a career, or for enhancing work-related skills. Beyond the curricula, the college offers many opportunities for further academic, social, personal, cultural, and athletic development through a rich variety of extracurricular and co-curricular activities.

To enhance student learning and to promote teaching excellence, the college commits to providing a supportive learning environment characterized by a dedicated, caring and highly qualified faculty and staff. The college offers all employees professional development opportunities that are aligned with goals outlined in its Strategic Plan. Through these commitments, the college nurtures a community of lifelong learners among faculty, staff and students.

In addition, the college embraces its commitment to regional economic and community development that will improve the quality of life by acting on the following:

  • Support workforce development by providing the courses and training needed to build a skilled labor force.
  • Enhance enjoyment and appreciation of the arts by incorporating cultural activities into the curriculum and bringing fine and performing arts events to the region.
  • Sponsor a broad range of community and civic activities that reflect the college’s role as a community-learning center.
  • Extend access to baccalaureate and graduate degree programs for Upper Shore residents through inter-institutional partnerships.

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  • Undergraduate Degrees:Associate's
  • Undergraduate Enrollment:2426
  • Campus Setting:Rural
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  • Student to Faculty Ratio:Unknown
  • Student Diversity – % Asian/Pacific Islander:Unknown
  • Student Diversity -% Hispanic or Latino:Unknown
  • Student Diversity – % Black or African-American:Unknown
  • Student Diversity – % American Indian/Alaskan Native:Unknown
  • Year Established:1965
  • Accreditation:Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • Price Range per credit hour: $115 in-district, $183 in-state, $260 out-of-state
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