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.

Cost

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.

Salary

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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Curious what studying Art gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Multimedia Artists and Animators 380 $62,690 90.0%
2
Artists and Related Workers, All Other 140 $41,740 100.0%
3
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 110 $42,540 -8.3%
4
Craft Artists 40 $31,060 -55.6%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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