Chemeketa Community College

Chemeketa Community College is an exciting and diverse place to learn and grow. Over 150 students from 40 different countries gather at Chemeketa each year to study Intensive English and or an academic program.

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Before it was a community college, the land on which the Chemeketa Salem Campus sits was a gathering place for native peoples to come together and exchange news, knowledge and goods.We've been here for over 50 years and going strong. Our legacy inspires our work today. Open the sections below to walk down our memory lane.


At Chemeketa, you can earn a transfer degree to a four-year university or obtain a two-year technical degree to begin a career. Among the most popular transfer programs include Business, Social Sciences, and Engineering. Some of our outstanding two-year degree programs include computer Electronics, Graphic Design, Hospitality Management, Nursing, and Wine Studies, and Intensive English.


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In cooperation with instructors and employers, we support Chemeketa students and alumni through all stages of their career development. We assist with job search skills and strategies that enhance workforce readiness through collaborative partnerships which promote student success.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

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Student services

Chemeketa is a safe and inviting place for international students. Chemeketa offers an outstanding range of services and activities to help students get started like our Orientation, housing and arrival assistance, and our regular trips and events. Other services are designed to help students succeed, including academic tutoring, writing and math assistance, drop-in advising, conversation tables, employment opportunities and clubs.

Housing services

We strongly recommend homestay for the first term as an international student. It is one of the quickest ways for students toimprove their English language skills because they will have a family that is always available to talk to them; as well as help them get to know the area. Our host families live all over the Salem-Keizer area and all live near a bus stop so that students can have easy transportation to the college. Homestay forms will be e-mailed to students once they have completed their application.

  • Our Basic Homestay program costs $400 per month.
  • All homestays include all utilities and the internet.
  • All homestays include a private bedroom with a bed and linens, desk, lamp, and shelves or drawers.

Student Life

Sports facilities

Sports available to students:

  • Men's Soccer
  • Women's Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Men's Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Softball


The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities regulates Chemeketa so you can be assured of a quality education. Our status as an accredited college qualifies us for federal financial aid and funds for teaching and services.

Student Reviews

Covid Delays
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at this institution. My reasons for choosing it were simply that it was close to home in a very odd year(coronavirus), and that I needed to help support my family.

Salem, Oregon, United States

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