Industrial Design Schools In Oregon

There is only one accredited industrial design school in Oregon for faculty who teach industrial design classes to choose from. The trends in Oregon's industrial design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in industrial design includes industrial design training at the industrial design bachelors degree level.


  1. The Art Institute of Portland

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Oregon Vs. National Industrial Design Employment

Oregon 190
National 28,670

Of all of the industrial design professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Oregon.

Employment Growth for Industrial design professionals In Oregon

350 370 390 250 190
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Oregon, the field of industrial design is shrinking. There were 160 less industrial design professionals working in Oregon in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 46% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the change in the number of industrial design professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of industrial design professionals has shrunk by 15% from 2006 to 2010.

Industrial Design VS. All Professions salaries in Oregon

$46,100 $47,410 $54,080 $57,100 $78,300
$45,036 $46,427 $47,124 $48,511 $50,274
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Industrial Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by industrial design professionals is increasing in Oregon. The mean salary for industrial design professionals in 2006 was $46,100 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $78,300 per year.

Salary percentiles for Industrial design professionals in Oregon

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 41%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 299% pay differential between the highest paid industrial design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of industrial design in Oregon.

Average Salaries for Industrial design professionals and related professions in Oregon

Civil Engineering
Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Mechanical Engineering

In Oregon, industrial design professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of industrial design professionals is decreasing in Oregon state, the number of students graduating from the only accredited industrial design school in Oregon state is increasing.

Thus there was a 100% percent increase in the number of industrial design school degree or certificate graduates in Oregon. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial design.

Industrial Design Faculty Salaries in Oregon

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