Chesapeake College

1000 College Circle, Wye Mills, MD

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Chesapeake College, located in Wye Mills, Maryland, was founded in 1965 to serve the counties of Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot, Queen Anne's and Kent. The School is a public two year institution, and the first of its type to be located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The school operates a second campus in Cambridge to provide more opportunities and easier access for residents of its service area.


As a comprehensive community college, Chesapeake College provides students with a variety of programs that allow them to pursue education or career training as desired. Academic transfer programs allow student complete the first two years of a four year education, followed by applying for transfer to a college or university to continue one's education and earn a bachelor's degree. Career and technical programs provide an education and training in a high demand field or industry for students who intend to enter the workforce after completing the program. The length of the program will vary based on the type of education pursued but can be as short a six months and as long as two years.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Individuals interested in enrollment at Chesapeake College may do so by submitting an application, paying all fees and meeting the admissions criteria of being 18 years of age at minimum or having the equivalent of a high school diploma. Students are asked to submit transcripts and standardized test scores if available, and may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. New Students are also encouraged to participate in orientation and to meet with a counselor to discuss program enrollment. Financial aid is available in the form of loans and grants and awarded based on need as determined by a student's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,800. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $2,800-$3,300
    • Out-of-State: $6,200-$7,488
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $120-$140 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $260-$310 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid78%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships73%$3,776
Receiving Student Loans2%$5,573

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Chesapeake College may provide services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care for children

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in Maryland, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 Chesapeake CollegeQueen Anne's CountyMaryland
Graduation Rate12.5%-15.6%
Transfer-out Rate23.7%-21.1%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2004)
    • Click the link to get a list of all the Maryland nursing schools
  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
    • Accredited by the Maryland Board of Nursing (since 1998)
  • Radiology Technician Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1985)
  • Registered Nurse (RN) Program (more info)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations


Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences


Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Natural Resources and Conservation

Personal and Culinary Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Other Community Colleges Nearby

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