College Exploration Resources

When you think about college what comes to mind?

Is it a four-year university? A two-year community college?

Let’s take a closer look at exploring how decisions are made!

There are many reasons students want to further their education after school. Here are just a few.

  • My parents went, it’s a family tradition.
  • I know I need a college degree to pursue the career I want.
  • I’m not sure, but I know that at some point I can use a degree to launch me into a career, I’m looking for opportunity.
  • I want to be the first in my family to go to college, I want to start a new tradition.
  • I want to make a lot of money.
  • I want to make new friends and connections.

Virtual College Campus Visits

Central Oregon Community College-Bend

Chemeketa Community College-Salem

Linn Benton Community College-Albany

U of O


Eastern Oregon

Southern Oregon

Western Oregon


Before you decide on a college, you should explore and make sure that your interests, talents, and aptitude match the college of your choice. Here are a few articles that may be helpful:
Researching colleges, here are some helpful links:


The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs. TRIO also includes a training program for directors and staff of TRIO projects.


High School Partnerships

Chemeketa Scholars 


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