Design Schools In Oregon

Design classes faculty can choose to work at one of 15 accredited design schools in Oregon. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the design academic community in Oregon, and the future trends in design training at the following levels:

  • Design Certificate
  • Associates degree in Design
  • Bachelors degree in Design


Schools

  1. The Art Institute of Portland

    1122 NW Davis St., Portland, Oregon 97209-2911

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  2. Chemeketa Community College

    4000 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, Oregon 97305

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  3. Clackamas Community College

    19600 Molalla Ave, Oregon City, Oregon 97045-8980

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  4. ITT Technical Institute-Portland

    9500 NE Cascades Parkway, Portland, Oregon 97220

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  5. Lane Community College

    4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, Oregon 97405-0640

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  6. Linfield College

    900 SE Baker, McMinnville, Oregon 97128-6894

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  7. Linn-Benton Community College

    6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, Oregon 97321

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  8. Marylhurst University

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

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  9. Mt Hood Community College

    26000 SE Stark St, Gresham, Oregon 97030

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  10. Oregon State University

    Corvallis, Oregon 97331

    138 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  11. University of Oregon

    110 Johnson Hall, Eugene, Oregon 97403

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  12. Pacific Northwest College of Art

    1241 NW Johnson, Portland, Oregon 97209-3023

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  13. Portland Community College

    12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97219-7132

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  14. Portland State University

    724 SW Harrison, Portland, Oregon 97201

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  15. Southwestern Oregon Community College

    1988 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420-2193

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Oregon Vs. National Design Employment

Oregon 4,460
National 370,320

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

Employment Growth for Design professionals In Oregon

4,610 5,020 5,490 5,020 4,460
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Oregon, the field of design is shrinking. There were 150 less design professionals working in Oregon in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 3% decline in the field. This decline is slower than the change in the number of design professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of design professionals has shrunk by 8% from 2006 to 2010.

Design VS. All Professions salaries in Oregon

$49,593 $47,089 $50,590 $50,664 $55,828
$45,036 $46,427 $47,124 $48,511 $50,274
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by design professionals is increasing in Oregon. Design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $49,593 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $55,828 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Oregon

10th percentile
$30,046
25th percentile
$38,346
50th percentile
$50,709
75th percentile
$67,132
90th percentile
$92,660

Thus, there was a 11% growth in design professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 208% pay differential between the highest paid design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of design in Oregon.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Oregon

Computer Animation
$62,690
Design
$55,828
Drafting
$48,008
Fashion Design
$65,620
Game Design
$68,620
Graphic Design
$44,320
Industrial Design
$78,300
Interior Design
$51,140
Visual Communications
$44,132
Web Design
$44,320

In Oregon, design professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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

associate
15
bachelor
12
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
16
Total43

The number of students graduating from the 15 accredited design schools in Oregon is increasing. In 2006 there were 333 design graduates from design courses in Oregon and in 2010 there were 495 graduates.

This represents a 49% increase in the number of design degree or certificate school graduates in Oregon state. A majority of these graduates, or 37%, graduated with a undergraduate certificate in design.

Design Faculty Salaries in Oregon

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