Communications Schools In Oregon

Oregon has 15 accredited communications schools where communications faculty who teach communications classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of communications and communications training in Oregon, which includes communications training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Communications
  • Bachelors degree in Communications
  • Masters degree in Communications
  • PhD degree in Communications


Schools

  1. Eastern Oregon University

    One University Blvd, La Grande, Oregon 97850

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  2. George Fox University

    414 N Meridian St, Newberg, Oregon 97132

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  3. Lewis & Clark College

    0615 S W Palatine Hill Rd, Portland, Oregon 97219-7899

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  4. Linfield College

    900 SE Baker, McMinnville, Oregon 97128-6894

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  5. Marylhurst University

    17600 Pacific Hwy - Hwy 43, Marylhurst, Oregon 97036-0261

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  6. Northwest Christian University

    828 East 11th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon 97401-3745

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  7. Oregon Institute of Technology

    3201 Campus Drive, Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601-8801

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  8. University of Oregon

    110 Johnson Hall, Eugene, Oregon 97403

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  9. Pacific University

    2043 College Way, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116

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  10. Portland State University

    724 SW Harrison, Portland, Oregon 97201

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  11. University of Portland

    5000 N Willamette Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97203-5798

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  12. Southern Oregon University

    1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, Oregon 97520

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  13. Treasure Valley Community College

    650 College Blvd, Ontario, Oregon 97914

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  14. Warner Pacific College

    2219 SE 68th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97215-4026

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  15. Western Oregon University

    345 North Monmouth Ave, Monmouth, Oregon 97361-1394

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Oregon Vs. National Communications Employment

Oregon 5,410
National 439,660

Approximately 1% of the country's communications professionals work in Oregon state.

Employment Growth for Communications professionals In Oregon

5,940 6,080 5,590 5,510 5,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Oregon, communications is a shrinking field. There were 530 less communications professionals working in Oregon in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Oregon, this field has shrunk by 9% in four years. This decline is faster than the change in the number of communications professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of communications professionals has shrunk by 8% from 2006 to 2010.

Communications VS. All Professions salaries in Oregon

$41,360 $39,933 $40,928 $41,440 $44,727
$45,036 $46,427 $47,124 $48,511 $50,274
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to communications professionals are growing in Oregon. The mean salary for communications professionals in 2006 was $41,360 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $44,727 per year.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in Oregon

10th percentile
$23,400
25th percentile
$29,928
50th percentile
$39,515
75th percentile
$53,645
90th percentile
$70,098

This represents a 8% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 200% pay differential between the highest paid communications professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of communications in Oregon.

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in Oregon

Advertising
$74,420
Business
$91,874
Communications
$44,727
Creative Writing
$55,500
Fashion Marketing
$68,605
Marketing
$87,855
Public Relations
$86,890
Visual Communications
$44,132

Communications professionals in Oregon earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Communications programs available for each degree type for all schools in Oregon

associate
1
bachelor
21
master
5
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total28

The number of students graduating from the 15 accredited communications schools in Oregon is decreasing. In 2006, 533 students graduated from communications courses in Oregon. And in 2010, 430 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of communications school degree or certificate graduates in Oregon by 19%. 75% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in communications.

Communications Faculty Salaries in Oregon

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