Liberal Arts Schools In Oregon

Oregon has 38 accredited liberal arts schools where liberal arts faculty who teach liberal arts classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the liberal arts academic community in Oregon, and the future trends in liberal arts training at the following levels:

  • Liberal Arts Certificate
  • Associates degree in Liberal Arts
  • Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts
  • Masters degree in Liberal Arts
  • PhD degree in Liberal Arts


Schools

  1. Blue Mountain Community College

    2411 NW Carden Ave, Pendleton, Oregon 97801

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  2. Central Oregon Community College

    2600 NW College Way, Bend, Oregon 97701

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  3. Chemeketa Community College

    4000 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, Oregon 97305

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  4. Clackamas Community College

    19600 Molalla Ave, Oregon City, Oregon 97045-8980

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  5. Clatsop Community College

    1653 Jerome Ave, Astoria, Oregon 97103

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  6. Concordia University in Portland

    2811 NE Holman Street, Portland, Oregon 97211-6099

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  7. Eastern Oregon University

    One University Blvd, La Grande, Oregon 97850

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  8. George Fox University

    414 N Meridian St, Newberg, Oregon 97132

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  9. Lane Community College

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

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  10. Lewis & Clark College

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

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  11. Linfield College

    900 SE Baker, McMinnville, Oregon 97128-6894

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  12. Linn-Benton Community College

    6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, Oregon 97321

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  13. Marylhurst University

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

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  14. Mount Angel Seminary

    1 Abbey Dr, Saint Benedict, Oregon 97373-0505

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  15. Mt Hood Community College

    26000 SE Stark St, Gresham, Oregon 97030

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  16. Northwest Christian University

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

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  17. Oregon Institute of Technology

    3201 Campus Drive, Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601-8801

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  18. Oregon State University

    Corvallis, Oregon 97331

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  19. University of Oregon

    110 Johnson Hall, Eugene, Oregon 97403

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  20. Pacific University

    2043 College Way, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116

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  21. Portland Community College

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

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  22. Portland State University

    724 SW Harrison, Portland, Oregon 97201

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  23. University of Portland

    5000 N Willamette Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97203-5798

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  24. Reed College

    3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

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  25. Rogue Community College

    3345 Redwood Hwy, Grants Pass, Oregon 97527-9291

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  26. Southern Oregon University

    1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, Oregon 97520

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  27. Southwestern Oregon Community College

    1988 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420-2193

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  28. Treasure Valley Community College

    650 College Blvd, Ontario, Oregon 97914

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  29. Umpqua Community College

    1140 College Rd., Roseburg, Oregon 97470-0226

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  30. Warner Pacific College

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

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  31. Corban University

    5000 Deer Park Dr SE, Salem, Oregon 97317-9392

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  32. Willamette University

    900 State St, Salem, Oregon 97301

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  33. Western Oregon University

    345 North Monmouth Ave, Monmouth, Oregon 97361-1394

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  34. Columbia Gorge Community College

    400 E Scenic Dr, The Dalles, Oregon 97058

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  35. Tillamook Bay Community College

    4301 Third St., Tillamook, Oregon 97141

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  36. Oregon Coast Community College

    400 SE College Way, Newport, Oregon 97366

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  37. Klamath Community College

    7390 South Sixth Street, Klamath Falls, Oregon 97603-7121

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  38. Linfield College-Adult Degree Program

    900 SE Baker Street, McMinnville, Oregon 97128-6894

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Oregon Vs. National Liberal Arts Employment

Oregon 510
National 69,880

Of all of the liberal arts professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Oregon state.

Employment Growth for Liberal arts professionals In Oregon

520 650 680 560 510
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of liberal arts professionals is shrinking in Oregon. In Oregon, 10 less liberal arts professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 2% decline in the field. This decline is slower than the change in the number of liberal arts professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of liberal arts professionals has grown by 18% from 2006 to 2010.

Liberal Arts VS. All Professions salaries in Oregon

$76,100 $78,240 $76,600 $70,670 $65,580
$45,036 $46,427 $47,124 $48,511 $50,274
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Liberal Arts
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to liberal arts professionals are declining in Oregon. The mean salary for liberal arts professionals in 2006 was $76,100 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $65,580 per year.

Salary percentiles for Liberal arts professionals in Oregon

10th percentile
$32,560
25th percentile
$43,310
50th percentile
$58,830
75th percentile
$81,880
90th percentile
$108,020

Thus, there was a 16% decline in liberal arts professionals' salaries. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In the state of Oregon, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of liberal arts. The pay differential between the highest paid liberal arts professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 232%

Average Salaries for Liberal arts professionals and related professions in Oregon

English
$62,970
History
$46,600
Liberal Arts
$65,580
Math
$78,857
Music
$27,235

In Oregon, liberal arts professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Liberal Arts programs available for each degree type for all schools in Oregon

associate
37
bachelor
33
master
4
doctor
1
Certificate
5
Total80

The number of students graduating from the 38 accredited liberal arts schools in Oregon is increasing. In 2006, 4,505 students graduated from liberal arts courses in Oregon. And in 2010, 5,419 students graduated.

This represents a 20% increase in the number of liberal arts degree or certificate school graduates in Oregon state. Most of these graduates, or 46%, earned a associate's degree in liberal arts.

Liberal Arts Faculty Salaries in Oregon

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