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Liberal Arts Schools
In Portland, Oregon

The city of Portland has 7 schools where liberal arts faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in liberal arts in the city of Portland, which encompasses liberal arts training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Portland Vs. Oregon Liberal Arts Employment

Portland 280
Oregon 510

Exactly 280 of Oregon's 510 liberal arts professionals work in Portland. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of liberal arts professionals in Portland has shrunk by 22%. As the employment for liberal arts professionals in Portland has decreased, overall employment in Portland has increased.

Portland Vs. Oregon Liberal Arts employment growth

520 650 680 560 510
360 460 480 330 280
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Oregon
  • Dark Yellow: Portland

Liberal Arts VS. All professions salaries in Portland

$77,740 $77,950 $75,390 $66,760 $64,090
$41,750 $43,370 $45,060 $46,080 $46,970
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Liberal Arts in Portland
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Portland

Salaries for liberal arts professionals in Portland have decreased. Portland liberal arts professionals made $64,090 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, liberal arts professionals in Portland made an average salary of $77,740 per year. This decline is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Portland.

Salary percentiles for Liberal arts professionals in Portland

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

Portland liberal arts professionals earn a median yearly salary of $53,710. The 10% of liberal arts professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $28,090 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $119,660 per year.

Average Salaries for Liberal arts professionals and related professions in Portland

Liberal Arts

Portland liberal arts professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Liberal Arts schools in Portland


Many of Portland's liberal arts professionals are graduates of one of the 7 accredited liberal arts schools in the city.

Liberal Arts Programs Offered In Portland


There are a total of 16 degree and certificate programs in liberal arts offered by Portland's liberal arts schools.

Student Completed Liberal Arts Degrees In Portland


In 2010 approximately 1,872 students completed liberal arts courses.

Liberal Arts Faculty Salaries in Portland, Oregon

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