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Fashion Schools In Oregon

Oregon has is only one accredited fashion school where fashion faculty who teach fashion classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the fashion academic community in Oregon, and the future trends in fashion training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Fashion
  • Bachelors degree in Fashion


  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 Fashion Employment

Oregon 63,800
National 4,625,040

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

Employment Growth for Fashion professionals In Oregon

69,120 69,860 71,190 66,500 63,800
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Fashion is a shrinking field in Oregon. There were 5,320 less fashion professionals working in Oregon in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 8% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the national trend for fashion professionals which shows a 6% decrease in the number of fashion professionals working around the nation.

Fashion VS. All Professions salaries in Oregon

$45,625 $46,048 $48,085 $48,539 $49,772
$45,036 $46,427 $47,124 $48,511 $50,274
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Oregon, as the number of fashion professionals is declining, the salaries earned by fashion professionals are increasing. The mean salary for fashion professionals in 2006 was $45,625 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $49,772 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fashion professionals in Oregon

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This represents a 8% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 115% pay differential between the highest paid fashion professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of fashion in Oregon.

Average Salaries for Fashion professionals and related professions in Oregon

Fashion Design
Fashion Marketing
Fashion Merchandising

Fashion professionals in Oregon earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of fashion professionals is decreasing in Oregon state, the number of students graduating from the only accredited fashion school in Oregon state is increasing. In Oregon, there were 48 graduates in 2006. And there were 49 graduates from fashion courses in 2010.

This represents a 2% increase in the number of fashion degree or certificate school graduates in Oregon state. A majority of these graduates, or 67%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in fashion.

Fashion Faculty Salaries in Oregon

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