Salem, OR Colleges

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Salem (pron.: /?se?l?m/) is the capital of the U.S. state of Oregon, and the county seat of Marion County. It is located in the center of the Willamette Valley alongside the Willamette River, which runs north through the city. The river forms the boundary between Marion and Polk counties, and the city neighborhood of West Salem is in Polk County. Salem was founded in 1842, became the capital of the Oregon Territory in 1851, and was incorporated in 1857.

Salem had a population of 154,637 at the 2010 census, making it the third largest city in the state after Portland and Eugene. Salem is less than an hour driving distance away from Portland. Salem is the principal city of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area, a metropolitan area that covers Marion and Polk counties and had a combined population of 347,214 at the 2000 census. A 2009 estimate placed the metropolitan population at 396,103, the state's second largest.

The city is home to Willamette University and Corban University. The State of Oregon is the largest public employer in the city, and Salem Hospital is the largest private employer. Transportation includes public transit from Salem-Keizer Transit, Amtrak service, and non-commercial air travel at McNary Field. Major roads include Interstate 5, Oregon Route 99E, and Oregon Route 22 which connects West Salem across the Willamette River via the Marion Street and Center Street bridges.

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Schools in and around Salem, OR

Name
Willamette University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $38,800 average out-state tuition; $38,800 average in-state tuition
Academy of Hair Design Inc
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Phagans School of Beauty
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
College of Hair Design Careers
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Chemeketa Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $10,890 average out-state tuition; $3,465 average in-state tuition
Institute of Technology, Inc
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Corban University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $24,976 average out-state tuition; $24,976 average in-state tuition

Salem, OR Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Scholarship $2,000 December 31, 2016
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016