Art in Oregon

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Schools Offering Art Programs in Oregon

Around 1.1% of Oregon's graduates graduate from art degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 890 artists graduate from Oregon's 21 art schools.

Top Schools

Reed College, which was ranked 24th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Oregon that has a art program. It is located in Portland. In 2010, Reed College graduated 22 students from its art program. Reed College charged in-state students $41,200 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Oregon that has a art program is Lewis & Clark College. Lewis & Clark College, which was ranked 27th in the country in 2010, is located in Portland. 21 students graduated with degree in art from Lewis & Clark College in 2010. Students at Lewis & Clark College paid $36,632 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Oregon that has a art program is Willamette University. Willamette University, which was ranked 28th in the country in 2010, is located in Salem. In 2010, Willamette University graduated 16 students from its art programs. Students at Willamette University paid $37,361 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Oregon's art schools ranges from $41,200 per year to $3,016 per year. But, the average tuition is $16,727 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Oregon art schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Reed College - located in Portland, students are charged $41,200 per year
  2. Willamette University - located in Salem, students are charged $37,361 per year
  3. Lewis & Clark College - located in Portland, students are charged $36,632 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Oregon art schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Portland Community College - located in Portland, students are charged $3,016 per year
  2. Linn-Benton Community College - located in Albany, students are charged $3,234 per year
  3. Lane Community College - located in Eugene, students are charged $3,418 per year

An art degree from an Oregon school... what next?

Most people who graduate from art school in Oregon go on to work as an artist. 110 artists were working in Oregon in 2010. The largest populations of Oregon artists are working in the following counties:

  1. Clackamas County - 80 artists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of artists in Oregon will grow by 7%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 230 artists working in Oregon.


On average, artists earn $42,540 per year. In 2010, however, some Oregon artists earned as little as less than $17,720 per year or as much as more than $66,570 per year. An artist in the following Oregon counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Clackamas County - $45,670 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Oregon statistics regarding a career in art and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as animation or art.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Art in Oregon
  • Bachelor's Degree in Art in Oregon
  • Master's Degree in Art in Oregon
  • Doctoral Degree in Art in Oregon
  • Certificate in Art in Oregon

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,767 miles from location Portland Community College Portland OR 13.6889 n/a 30,161
7,763 miles from location Portland State University Portland OR 27.0639 52% 27,901
7,822 miles from location University of Oregon Eugene OR 38.7849 33% 22,335
7,817 miles from location Oregon State University Corvallis OR 35.6035 44% 21,950
7,822 miles from location Lane Community College Eugene OR 9.16106 n/a 12,691
7,750 miles from location Mt Hood Community College Gresham OR 12.9715 n/a 8,897
7,808 miles from location Linn-Benton Community College Albany OR 9.74119 n/a 6,512
7,806 miles from location Western Oregon University Monmouth OR 25.0224 50% 5,649
7,857 miles from location Southern Oregon University Ashland OR 21.8939 50% 5,104
7,562 miles from location Eastern Oregon University La Grande OR 49.0512 52% 3,957
7,764 miles from location Lewis & Clark College Portland OR 73.1463 14% 3,523
7,781 miles from location George Fox University Newberg OR 30.8006 39% 3,388
7,781 miles from location Pacific University Forest Grove OR 27.563 26% 3,198
7,795 miles from location Willamette University Salem OR 72.0804 16% 2,838
7,542 miles from location Treasure Valley Community College Ontario OR 12.3871 n/a 2,618
7,762 miles from location The Art Institute of Portland Portland OR 23.2099 97% 1,925
7,765 miles from location Marylhurst University Marylhurst OR 10.6716 n/a 1,902
7,795 miles from location Linfield College Mcminnville OR 66.061 31% 1,678
7,761 miles from location Reed College Portland OR 76.3498 29% 1,481
7,762 miles from location Pacific Northwest College of Art Portland OR 18.1061 47% 600
7,766 miles from location Oregon College of Art and Craft Portland OR 14.6939 41% 153

Curious what studying Art gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Oregon

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Multimedia Artists and Animators + 380 $62,690 90.0%
Artists and Related Workers, All Other + 140 $41,740 100.0%
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators + 110 $42,540 -8.3%
Craft Artists + 40 $31,060 -55.6%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are art related jobs in Oregon