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Public Relations Schools In Oregon

Oregon has 2 accredited public relations schools where public relations faculty who teach public relations classes can find employment. The trends in Oregon's public relations academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in public relations includes public relations training at the public relations bachelors degree level.


  1. The Art Institute of Portland

    1122 NW Davis St., Portland, Oregon 97209-2911

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Oregon

    110 Johnson Hall, Eugene, Oregon 97403

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Oregon Vs. National Public Relations Employment

Oregon 990
National 53,460

Of all of the public relations professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Oregon.

Employment Growth for Public relations professionals In Oregon

930 1,020 1,060 1,060 990
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Public Relations is a growing field in Oregon. In Oregon, 60 more public relations professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of public relations professionals has grown by 6%. This growth is slower than the national trend for public relations professionals which shows a 21% increase in the number of public relations professionals working around the nation.

Public Relations VS. All Professions salaries in Oregon

$63,930 $75,480 $85,690 $90,120 $86,890
$45,036 $46,427 $47,124 $48,511 $50,274
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Relations
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to public relations professionals are growing in Oregon. The mean salary for public relations professionals in 2006 was $63,930 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $86,890 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public relations professionals in Oregon

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Thus, public relations professionals' salaries grew by 26% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Oregon state, within the field of public relations, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid public relations professionals earn 239% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Public relations professionals and related professions in Oregon

Business Administration
Business Management
Fashion Marketing
Political Science
Public Relations

Public relations professionals in Oregon earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Public Relations programs available for each degree type for all schools in Oregon


As the number of public relations professionals is increasing in Oregon state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited public relations schools in Oregon state is also increasing. In 2006, 155 students graduated from public relations courses in Oregon. And in 2010, 174 students graduated.

Thus there was a 12% percent increase in the number of public relations school degree or certificate graduates in Oregon. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in public relations.

Public Relations Faculty Salaries in Oregon

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