Jul 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Chesapeake College Catalog 
2024-2025 Chesapeake College Catalog

Facts at a Glance

Chesapeake College is a comprehensive public two-year regional community college serving the educational needs of the residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The college offers a large selection of credit and continuing education classes designed to help students prepare for transfer to upper-level institutions, immediate entry into a career, or enhancement of work-related skills.

Board of Trustees

Caroline County
L. Nash McMahan, Vice Chair (2010-2025)
Milton E. Nagel (2017-2022)

  Kent County
Robert Grace (2016-2026)
Brenda W. Shorter (2016-2025)

Dorchester County
Mary Dennard-Turner (2019-2023)
Victoria Jackson-Stanley (2016-2024)


Queen Anne’s County
Christopher Garvey (2016-2022)
Michael J. Mulligan (2016-2024)

Talbot County
Blenda Armistead, Chair (2011-2026)
Reza Jafari (2018-2023)

Trustee Emeritus
Dewey E. Blades



Size of campus
170 acres

Two-year program of study in liberal arts and sciences and career programs

Degrees and awards granted
Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts in Teaching, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Certificate, and Letter of Recognition

Student enrollment
In academic year 2018, we enrolled 2,839 credit students and 4,917 non-credit students.

Faculty and staff
In Fall 2018, we employed 53 full-time, credit faculty; 56 part-time, credit faculty; 164 full-time staff; and 168 part-time staff (including CE faculty).

Student-Faculty ratio

Library facilities
Providing access to over 300,000 print and electronic books, films, music, images, and an extensive collection of online periodicals, available through a variety of subject specific online databases, the library also offers technology equipped spaces for group and individual study, open computer areas, a special collection of Eastern Shore-related materials, and resources on philanthropic giving for grant seekers.

Computer facilities
The College provides access to a wide-range of software packages, and applications, including high-speed Internet access. All students receive e-mail accounts through the College. The College computers for educational use by students and faculty. The Learning Resource Center has computers available for public use.

Student financial aid
In the 2018-2019 academic year, Chesapeake College awarded over $3.6M in student aid to over 2,500 recipients. Chesapeake College students receive funds for college in the form of grants, work-study and scholarships. Awards are based on financial need and/or academic ability.

Campus Locations:
Wye Mills Campus
The Wye Mills campus occupies a 170-acre site with 12 buildings that includes a health professions and athletics center, learning resource center, regional performing arts center, higher education center, and childcare facility.

Historic Wye Mills, on Routes 50 and 213
1000 College Circle, P. O. Box 8
Wye Mills, Maryland 21679-0008
Switchboard Phone: 410-822-5400, 410-758-1537, or 410-228-4360
TTY: Call via Maryland Relay
Fax: 410-827-5875
Web address: www.chesapeake.edu

Chesapeake College Cambridge Center
The college operates a center in Cambridge at 416-418 Race Street, Cambridge, Maryland 21613.
Switchboard Phone: 410-820-6058, 410-228-5754
TTY: Call via Maryland Relay
Fax: 410-820-6406
Web address: www.chesapeake.edu

Off-campus teaching locations
Various sites throughout Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot counties