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Oregon Schools

In Oregon, academia is a thriving field. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in Oregon.


Professional Trends

Faculty Employment Growth in Oregon By Profession

2,183 2,259 2,369 2,363
39 24 18 30
1,310 1,247 1,246 1,256
1,287 1,277 1,271 1,324
1,333 1,345 1,348 1,422
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Yellow: Instructors
  • Blue: Lectures
  • Light blue: Assistant Professors
  • Red: Associate Professors
  • Grey: Professors

In 2009 there were 6,395 higher education faculty at the 88 colleges and universities in Oregon, where in 2006 there were 6,152.

Thus the number of collegiate level faculty has seen a increase of 4%.

Average faculty salaries in Oregon

Assistant Professors
Associate Professors

The average salary of higher education faculty in Oregon is $56,187 per year. This is less than faculty salaries in the rest of the country, which average $57,293 per year. And in Oregon male faculty earn more than female faculty. There is a 9% difference in salaries.

Tenure status for instructors & Researchers in Oregon

No data at this time.

Of the 4,821 college faculty in Oregon, 47% are tenured. Another 20% are on track to be tenured.

Tenure Status for Instructors & Researchers in Oregon by gender

Tenured On Tenure Track Not On Tenure Track
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

National Vs. Oregon Full Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 0.96% 2.43% 3.84%
0% 3.73% 3.6% 7.47%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Oregon
  • Light Blue: National

The number of part-time faculty has shrunk in Oregon by 3% between the years 2006 and 2009. And the number of full-time faculty has grown by 3%. This shows that in academia in Oregon, working full-time is becoming more popular.

National Vs. Oregon Part Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 3.73% -1.17% -2.93%
0% 6.27% -0.1% 9.48%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Oregon
  • Light Blue: National

Full time faculty minorities in Oregon

No data at this time.

And of those who were working on a part-time basis in 2009, 6% identified themselves as belonging to an ethnic or racial minority. While 10% of those who were working on a full-time basis identified themselves as being from an ethnically diverse background.

Part time faculty minorities in Oregon

No data at this time.

National Vs. Oregon Faculty employment Growth of Minorities

0% -1% -1.25% -2.87%
0% 4.82% 5.85% 12.52%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Grey: Oregon
  • Yellow: National

Between the years 2006 and 2009, Oregon's minority faculty has seen a 10% increase. The state statistics are consistent with national statistics. In 2006, there were 788,996 higher education faculty working nationally, of which 134,815 were from a minority background. And in 2009, there were 855,625 faculty working around the nation, of which 151,691 were from a minority background.

Full Time Faculty Minorities at Oregon by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

Part Time Faculty Minorities at Oregon by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

National Vs. Oregon Faculty Employment growth of men

0% 0.75% -2.56% -2.76%
0% 4.12% -0.48% 4.71%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Oregon
  • Light Blue: National

As the percentage of minorities in academia has grown in Oregon, the percentage of women has also increased. National trends are consistent with this. On a national level, the number of women faculty at institutions of higher learning has increased by 9% between the years 2006 and 2009.

National Vs. Oregon Faculty Employment growth of women

0% 4.09% 4.38% 4.31%
0% 6% 4.61% 13.02%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Oregon
  • Light Blue: National

National Vs. Oregon Faculty employment by Gender

National Oregon
Men 46%
Women 54%
Men 44%
Women 56%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Educational Trends

Student enrollment in Oregon


Consistent with the growth in the number of collegiate-level faculty in Oregon, the number of students studying in institutions of higher learning has also increased in the state.

Currently in Oregon, there are 209,951 undergraduate students and 28,062 graduate students.

Student Enrollment Growth by degree in Oregon

8443 8332 8267 8597 8842
16079 16172 16776 16146 17090
574 515 1453 1601 1786
5660 5564 5664 5899 6387
8222 7685 7058 7371 8421
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate
  • Blue: Bachelor
  • Light blue: Master
  • Red: Doctorate
  • Grey: Certificate

Student Completed Degrees in Oregon


In 2009, in Oregon, 13,011 students graduated from institutions of higher learning. Approximately 19% of these students graduated from masters and doctoral degree programs. Another 40% graduated from bachelors-level programs.

Programs available for each degree type for all schools in Oregon


These numbers are fairly consistent with the number and level of degree programs offered at the colleges and universities in Oregon.

Retention rates in Oregon

Returning Students 59%
  • Yellow Returning Students
  • Yellow Pattern Non Returning Students

It is interesting to note that for every 100 first time students that enroll in undergraduate programs in Oregon, only 59 students return to school the following year and 42 eventually graduate. This is consistent with national trends show a retention rate of 59% and graduation rate of 45%.

Graduation rates in Oregon

Graduation Students 42%
  • Blue Pattern Non Graduated Students
  • Pink Graduated Students

National Vs. Oregon Students By Gender

National Oregon
Men 43%
Women 57%
Men 44%
Women 56%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Similar to the faculty population in Oregon, the student population is not very diverse. Of the 238,013 students studying in the state's colleges and universities, 56% are female, and 15% identify themselves as being from an ethnic or racial minority. National statistics are consistent with these numbers. Around the country, 58% of the student population is female and 28% belong to a racial or ethnic minority group.

National Vs. Oregon Students Minorities

National Oregon
Minorities 29%
Minorities 15%
  • Yellow Pattern Minorities
  • YellowNon Minorities

Faculty Salaries in Oregon

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  1. Oregon Business Schools71,096 Employed
  2. Oregon Teaching Schools42,076 Employed
  3. Oregon Engineering Schools32,139 Employed
  4. Oregon Business Administration Schools27,427 Employed
  5. Oregon Art Schools27,093 Employed
  6. Oregon Liberal Arts Schools22,919 Employed
  7. Oregon Music Schools22,666 Employed
  8. Oregon Biology Schools18,943 Employed
  9. Oregon Law Schools18,632 Employed
  10. Oregon Management Schools17,253 Employed
  11. Oregon Design Schools16,542 Employed
  12. Oregon Information Systems Schools15,909 Employed
  13. Oregon Counseling Schools12,549 Employed
  14. Oregon Psychology Schools12,237 Employed
  15. Oregon Criminal Justice Schools11,992 Employed
  16. Oregon English Schools11,882 Employed
  17. Oregon Accounting Schools11,501 Employed
  18. Oregon Math Schools10,701 Employed
  19. Oregon Architecture Schools10,215 Employed
  20. Oregon Educational Leadership Schools10,177 Employed
  21. Oregon MBA Schools10,096 Employed
  22. Oregon Nursing Schools9,285 Employed
  23. Oregon Business Management Schools8,786 Employed
  24. Oregon Communications Schools8,779 Employed
  25. Oregon Construction Management Schools8,626 Employed
  26. Oregon Public Health Schools8,550 Employed
  27. Oregon Visual Communications Schools8,494 Employed
  28. Oregon Physics Schools8,350 Employed
  29. Oregon History Schools7,076 Employed
  30. Oregon Drafting Schools6,884 Employed
  31. Oregon Social Work Schools6,850 Employed
  32. Oregon Special Education Schools6,666 Employed
  33. Oregon Early Childhood Education Schools6,589 Employed
  34. Oregon Theology Schools6,508 Employed
  35. Oregon Information Technology Schools6,415 Employed
  36. Oregon Chemistry Schools6,394 Employed
  37. Oregon Civil Engineering Schools6,339 Employed
  38. Oregon Sociology Schools6,001 Employed
  39. Oregon BSN Schools5,993 Employed
  40. Oregon Forensic Nursing Schools5,993 Employed
  41. Oregon RN to BSN Schools5,993 Employed
  42. Oregon Marketing Schools5,948 Employed
  43. Oregon Human Services Schools5,918 Employed
  44. Oregon International Business Schools5,917 Employed
  45. Oregon Mechanical Engineering Schools5,847 Employed
  46. Oregon Political Science Schools5,531 Employed
  47. Oregon Elementary Education Schools5,501 Employed
  48. Oregon Public Administration Schools4,775 Employed
  49. Oregon Finance Schools4,696 Employed
  50. Oregon Fire Science Schools4,590 Employed
  51. Oregon Veterinary Schools4,563 Employed
  52. Oregon Gerontology Schools4,423 Employed
  53. Oregon Biochemistry Schools4,414 Employed
  54. Oregon Computer Engineering Schools4,414 Employed
  55. Oregon Forestry Schools4,189 Employed
  56. Oregon Healthcare Administration Schools4,146 Employed
  57. Oregon Computer Programming Schools4,016 Employed
  58. Oregon Computer Science Schools3,994 Employed
  59. Oregon Computer Networking Schools3,706 Employed
  60. Oregon Creative Writing Schools3,508 Employed
  61. Oregon Culinary Schools3,507 Employed
  62. Oregon Electrical Engineering Schools3,445 Employed
  63. Oregon Journalism Schools3,381 Employed
  64. Oregon Speech Therapy Schools3,130 Employed
  65. Oregon Film Schools3,032 Employed
  66. Oregon Video Production Schools3,032 Employed
  67. Oregon Nutrition Schools3,024 Employed
  68. Oregon Web Design Schools2,990 Employed
  69. Oregon Dental Hygienist Schools2,933 Employed
  70. Oregon Interior Design Schools2,747 Employed
  71. Oregon Health Information Schools2,565 Employed
  72. Oregon Web Development Schools2,553 Employed
  73. Oregon Hospitality Schools2,538 Employed
  74. Oregon Biomedical Engineering Schools2,512 Employed
  75. Oregon Small Business Schools2,292 Employed
  76. Oregon Radiology Technology Schools2,281 Employed
  77. Oregon Graphic Design Schools2,250 Employed
  78. Oregon Animation Schools2,138 Employed
  79. Oregon Computer Animation Schools2,138 Employed
  80. Oregon Video Game Design Schools2,138 Employed
  81. Oregon Human Resources Schools2,134 Employed
  82. Oregon Advertising Schools2,103 Employed
  83. Oregon Public Relations Schools2,103 Employed
  84. Oregon Supply Chain Management Schools1,917 Employed
  85. Oregon Homeland Security Schools1,790 Employed
  86. Oregon Paralegal Schools1,685 Employed
  87. Oregon Medical Coding Schools1,659 Employed
  88. Oregon Health Science Schools1,647 Employed
  89. Oregon Property Management Schools1,588 Employed
  90. Oregon School Psychology Schools1,533 Employed
  91. Oregon Software Engineering Schools1,464 Employed
  92. Oregon Respiratory Therapy Schools1,217 Employed
  93. Oregon Fashion Marketing Schools1,119 Employed
  94. Oregon Fashion Design Schools1,119 Employed
  95. Oregon Mental Health Schools1,047 Employed
  96. Oregon Hotel Management Schools1,022 Employed
  97. Oregon Christian Counseling Schools954 Employed
  98. Oregon Ministry Schools812 Employed
  99. Oregon Sports Medicine Schools756 Employed
  100. Oregon Sports Management Schools698 Employed
  101. Oregon Physician Assistant Schools614 Employed
  102. Oregon Music Therapy Schools601 Employed
  103. Oregon Clinical Psychology Schools599 Employed
  104. Oregon X Ray Technician Schools506 Employed
  105. Oregon Fashion Schools482 Employed
  106. Oregon Music Production Schools479 Employed
  107. Oregon Medical Billing Schools473 Employed
  108. Oregon Surgical Technology Schools469 Employed
  109. Oregon Physical Therapy Assistant Schools445 Employed
  110. Oregon Physical Therapy Schools429 Employed
  111. Oregon Occupational Therapy Schools291 Employed
  112. Oregon Industrial Design Schools241 Employed
  113. Oregon Ultrasound Technology Schools196 Employed
  114. Oregon Sonography Schools196 Employed
  115. Oregon Healthcare Management Schools158 Employed
  116. Oregon Carpentry Schools138 Employed
  117. Oregon Health Information Management Schools55 Employed
  118. Oregon Court Reporter Schools31 Employed
  119. Oregon Risk Management Schools3 Employed

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