Visual Communications Schools In Oregon

Oregon has 14 accredited visual communications schools where visual communications faculty who teach visual communications classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in visual communications in the state of Oregon, which encompasses visual communications training at the following levels:

  • Visual Communications Certificate
  • Associates degree in Visual Communications
  • Bachelors degree in Visual Communications


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. Mt Hood Community College

    26000 SE Stark St, Gresham, Oregon 97030

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  8. Oregon State University

    Corvallis, Oregon 97331

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

    110 Johnson Hall, Eugene, Oregon 97403

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

    1241 NW Johnson, Portland, Oregon 97209-3023

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  11. Portland Community College

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

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  12. Portland State University

    724 SW Harrison, Portland, Oregon 97201

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  13. Treasure Valley Community College

    650 College Blvd, Ontario, Oregon 97914

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  14. Portland Actors Conservatory

    1436 SW Montgomery St, Portland, Oregon 97201

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Oregon Vs. National Visual Communications Employment

Oregon 3,370
National 270,000

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

Employment Growth for Visual communications professionals In Oregon

3,300 3,460 3,680 3,570 3,370
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Oregon, the field of visual communications is growing. In Oregon, 70 more visual communications professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of visual communications professionals has grown by 2%. This is slower than the trend for visual communications professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of visual communications professionals has grown by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Visual Communications VS. All Professions salaries in Oregon

$43,570 $45,368 $45,092 $43,378 $44,132
$45,036 $46,427 $47,124 $48,511 $50,274
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Visual Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by visual communications professionals is increasing in Oregon. The mean salary for visual communications professionals in 2006 was $43,570 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $44,132 per year.

Salary percentiles for Visual communications professionals in Oregon

10th percentile
$23,465
25th percentile
$28,690
50th percentile
$41,512
75th percentile
$52,948
90th percentile
$70,380

This represents a growth in salaries of 1%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Oregon, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of visual communications. The pay differential between the highest paid visual communications professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 200%

Average Salaries for Visual communications professionals and related professions in Oregon

Art
$49,908
Computer Animation
$62,690
Drafting
$48,008
Fashion Design
$65,620
Graphic Design
$44,320
Industrial Design
$78,300
Interior Design
$51,140
Visual Communications
$44,132
Web Design
$44,320

In Oregon, visual communications professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
8
bachelor
7
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
4
Total19

The number of students graduating from the 14 accredited visual communications schools in Oregon is increasing. In Oregon, there were 201 graduates in 2006. And there were 216 graduates from visual communications courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 7% percent increase in the number of visual communications school degree or certificate graduates in Oregon. A majority of these graduates, or 42%, graduated with an associate's degree in visual communications.

Visual Communications Faculty Salaries in Oregon

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