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Graphic Design Schools In Oregon

There are 4 accredited graphic design schools in Oregon for faculty who teach graphic design classes to choose from. The trends in Oregon's graphic design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in graphic design includes graphic 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. Mt Hood Community College

    26000 SE Stark St, Gresham, Oregon 97030

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Pacific Northwest College of Art

    1241 NW Johnson, Portland, Oregon 97209-3023

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Portland State University

    724 SW Harrison, Portland, Oregon 97201

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Oregon Vs. National Graphic Design Employment

Oregon 2,310
National 192,240

Approximately 1% of the country's graphic design professionals work in Oregon state.

Employment Growth for Graphic design professionals In Oregon

2,110 2,590 2,730 2,770 2,310
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of graphic design professionals is growing in Oregon. There were 200 more graphic design professionals working in Oregon in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 9% growth in the field. This growth is faster than the change in the number of graphic design professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of graphic design professionals has grown by 1% from 2006 to 2010.

Graphic Design VS. All Professions salaries in Oregon

$40,580 $43,280 $42,230 $44,150 $44,320
$45,036 $46,427 $47,124 $48,511 $50,274
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Graphic Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Oregon, as the number of graphic design professionals is growing, the salaries earned by graphic design professionals are increasing. In 2006 graphic design professionals made a mean salary of $40,580 per year, and in 2010 they made $44,320 per year.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in Oregon

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This represents a growth in salaries of 8%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of graphic design, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid graphic design professionals earning 157% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Oregon state.

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in Oregon

Computer Animation
Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Web Design

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of graphic design professionals is increasing in Oregon state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited graphic design schools in Oregon state is also increasing. In Oregon, there were 68 graduates in 2006. And there were 215 graduates from graphic design courses in 2010.

This represents a 216% increase in the number of graphic design degree or certificate school graduates in Oregon state. 57% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in graphic design.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in Oregon

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