Early Childhood Education in Oregon

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Schools Offering Early Childhood Education Programs in Oregon


Each year, roughly 0.1% of Oregon students graduate with degrees in early childhood education. In other words, every year an estimated 87 early childhood education professionals graduate from Oregon's 10 early childhood education schools.

Top Schools

Eastern Oregon University, which was ranked 51st nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Oregon that has a early childhood education program. It is located in La Grande. no students graduated with a degree in early childhood education from Eastern Oregon University in 2010. Eastern Oregon University charged in-state students $6,639 in tuition fees per year.

University of Oregon, which was ranked 61st nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Oregon that has a early childhood education program. It is located in Eugene. 31 students graduated with degree in early childhood education from University of Oregon in 2010. Students at University of Oregon paid $8,190 per year in tuition fees.

Oregon State University, which is located in Corvallis, is the third-ranked school in Oregon that has a early childhood education program. It received a ranking of 64th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 5 students graduated from Oregon State University early childhood education program. Tuition at Oregon State University was $7,115 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Oregon's early childhood education schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $5,585 per year, though tuition can range from $8,190 per year to $3,016 per year. In 2010, the early childhood education schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Oregon were:

  1. University of Oregon - located in Eugene, students are charged $8,190 per year
  2. Western Oregon University - located in Monmouth, students are charged $7,410 per year
  3. Portland State University - located in Portland, students are charged $7,130 per year

The early childhood education schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Oregon were:

  1. Portland Community College - located in Portland, students are charged $3,016 per year
  2. Columbia Gorge Community College - located in The Dalles, students are charged $3,168 per year
  3. Blue Mountain Community College - located in Pendleton, students are charged $3,215 per year

An early childhood education degree from an Oregon school... what next?

Kindergarten teacher, elementary school teacher, and preschool director are the professions of choice for a majority of early childhood education graduates in Oregon. If you decide to work as an early childhood education professional in Oregon, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 23,070 Oregon early childhood education professional as of 2010. This number includes 5,810 preschool teachers, 1,970 kindergarten teachers, and 14,750 elementary school teachers. In Oregon, the largest numbers of early childhood education professional work in the following counties:

  1. Clackamas County - 12,890 early childhood education professionals
  2. Baker County - 3,010 early childhood education professionals
  3. Marion County - 2,580 early childhood education professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 24,990 early childhood education professionals will be working in Oregon. This would require the number of early childhood education professional to grow by 11%.

Salary

On average, early childhood education professionals earn $40,883 per year. However, this number is only an average. Early childhood education professional in Oregon had varying salaries from $17,900 to $74,680 per year in 2010. The following counties in Oregon have the highest average salaries for early childhood education professionals:

  1. Douglas County - $43,330 per year
  2. Linn County - $43,103 per year
  3. Lane County - $42,418 per year

The Oregon counties with the lowest average salary for early childhood education professionals are:

  1. Deschutes County - $36,743 per year
  2. Marion County - $38,808 per year
  3. Clackamas County - $40,513 per year

The early childhood education professionals with highest average salaries in Oregon were:

  1. Elementary School Teacher - $51,820 per year
  2. Kindergarten Teacher - $47,060 per year
  3. Preschool Director - $40,290 per year

On average, the lowest paid early childhood education professionals in Oregon were:

  1. Preschool Director - $40,290 per year
  2. Preschool Teacher - $24,360 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education in Oregon
  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education in Oregon
  • Doctoral Degree in Early Childhood Education in Oregon
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Education 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
7,808 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
7,586 miles from location Blue Mountain Community College Pendleton OR 8.95666 n/a 2,720
7,695 miles from location Columbia Gorge Community College The Dalles OR 11.3829 n/a 1,156
 

Curious what studying Early Childhood Education 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)
1
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education + 14,750 $51,820 -7.8%
2
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education + 5,810 $24,360
3
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education + 1,970 $47,060
4
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program + 540 $40,290 -25.0%
 

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