Interior Design Schools In Oregon

Oregon has 4 accredited interior design schools where interior design faculty who teach interior design classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of interior design and interior design training in Oregon, which includes interior design training at the following levels:


  1. The Art Institute of Portland

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Marylhurst University

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Oregon State University

    Corvallis, Oregon 97331

    138 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Portland Community College

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Oregon Vs. National Interior Design Employment

Oregon 390
National 40,120

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

Employment Growth for Interior design professionals In Oregon

750 800 790 530 390
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Interior Design is a shrinking field in Oregon. In Oregon, 360 less interior design professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Oregon, this field has shrunk by 48% in four years. This decline is faster than the change in the number of interior design professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of interior design professionals has shrunk by 23% from 2006 to 2010.

Interior Design VS. All Professions salaries in Oregon

$50,970 $51,680 $51,390 $46,760 $51,140
$45,036 $46,427 $47,124 $48,511 $50,274
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Interior Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to interior design professionals are growing in Oregon. The mean salary for interior design professionals in 2006 was $50,970 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $51,140 per year.

Salary percentiles for Interior design professionals in Oregon

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 0%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 206% pay differential between the highest paid interior design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of interior design in Oregon.

Average Salaries for Interior design professionals and related professions in Oregon

Fashion Design
Graphic Design
Interior Design

In Oregon, interior design professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited interior design schools in Oregon is increasing. In Oregon, there were 94 graduates in 2006. And there were 118 graduates from interior design courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of interior design school degree or certificate graduates in Oregon by 26%. 38% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in interior design.

Interior Design Faculty Salaries in Oregon

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