Chesapeake College Facts at a Glance

Characteristics of Fall 2014 Credit Students

Enrollment   % Total
Total 2,428  
Funded FTE (Full-Time Equivalent)
(15 credit hours = full time)
1,356  
Full-time 780 32%
Part-time 1,648 68%
First-time 574 24%
Dual enrolled 272 11%
New Transfers 128 5%
Continuing 1,454 60%
Gender
Male
Female
838
1,690
35%
65%
Age
Average age 24  
Ethnicity
African-American 376 15%
American Indian or Alaska Native 21 1%
Asian 31 1%
Foreign 26 1%
Hispanic 86 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2 0%
Two or More Races 45 2%
Undeclared 51 2%
White 1,790 74%
Residence
Caroline County 530 22%
Dorchester County 421 17%
Kent County 177 7%
Queen Anne's County 657 27%
Talbot County 575 24%
Other 68 3%
Student Intent
Plan to transfer to 4 yr college 1,026 42%
Career Training and/or Development 1,043 43%
Non-Degree Seeking 359 15%

More Facts About Chesapeake College

Number of Academic Programs
 TransferCareer
Associate Degree 15 20
Certificate 4 19
Letters of Recognition 9 10

Read more about our Academic and Career Programs.

  • Dual Enrollment and Tech Prep programs allow high school students to earn credits toward a degree or certification.
  • Transfer agreements with the University of Maryland System, other Maryland community colleges, and private institutions in Maryland and Delaware expand educational opportunities for Chesapeake students.
  • Chesapeake students can continue their studies at the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center, which offers 20 Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate programs from six regional colleges and universities.
Faculty and Staff
Full-time Credit Faculty 54
Part-Time Credit Faculty 73
Continuing Education Faculty 137
Administration 36
Support Staff and Other Professionals 183
Current Fund Revenue and Expenditures, Unrestricted FY 2014
Revenue by source
Tuition and Fees $7,179,311 33%
State $6,482,051 30%
Local $5,885,591 27%
Other $2,301,307 11%
Total $21,848,260  
Expenditures
Instruction $9,691,666 48%
Institutional Support $4,093,709 20%
Operation & Maintenance $2,351,311 12%
Student Services $1,922,382 10%
Academic Support $1,896,289 9%
Scholarship/Fellowship $85,208 < 1%
Public Service $155,721 1%
Total $20,196,286  

Continuing Education (FY 2014)

Cheapeake College offers a wide variety of non-credit courses toward job-specific training for business and industry, preparation for occupational certification, apprenticeship-related coursework, including Workforce Investment Board programs, as well as many courses for pursuing personal interests.

Total Continuing Education Students 7,796  
Age 22 and under 1,403 18%
Age 23-39 2,209 28%
Age 40-59 2,473 32%
Age 60 plus 1,711 22%

Computer facilities:

The College provides access to a wide-range of software packages, and applications, including high speed Internet access across our three locations. All students receive email accounts. Most classes provide support resources through the College's online course management system. The College provides over 700 computers for educational use by students and faculty. There is wireless connectivity to the Internet across campus.

Library Facilities

Over 60,000 books and audio visual resources as well as access to over 80,000 e-resources including periodicals, subject databases, and media. Special collections include Eastern Shore-related materials housed in the Chesapeake Room and resources on philanthropic giving for grant seekers.

Physical Plant and Equipment

The Wye Mills campus occupies a 170-acre site with 12 buildings that includes a gymnasium, library, state-of-the art regional performing arts center, higher education center, and childcare facility. The College operates centers in Cambridge and Easton and offers courses at local schools and community centers throughout its five-county service area.

Chesapeake College believes in the philosophy of equality of opportunity, treatment, and benefits for all students and employees regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation.

If there is inaccurate information on this page, please send corrections or comments to Vincent Maruggi

Chesapeake College
Institutional Planning, Research and Effectiveness
P.O Box 8
Wye Mills, MD 21659
(410) 822-5400, 758-1537,
or 228-4360, ext 375, 376, 372
410-827-5859
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