Elementary Education in Oregon

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Schools Offering Elementary Education Programs in Oregon


Each year, approximately 0.5% of Oregon graduates receive degrees in elementary education. That means an estimated 400 elementary educators graduate from Oregon's 15 elementary education schools each year.

Top Schools

Lewis & Clark College, which is located in Portland, is the top-ranked school in Oregon that has a elementary education program. It received a ranking of 27th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Lewis & Clark College graduated 62 students from its elementary education program. Students at Lewis & Clark College paid $36,632 per year in tuition fees.

Linfield College, which is located in Mcminnville, is the second-ranked school in Oregon that has a elementary education program. It received a ranking of 34th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 23 students graduated from Linfield College elementary education program. Linfield College charged in-state students $30,604 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Oregon that has a elementary education program is Northwest Christian University. Northwest Christian University, which was ranked 47th in the country in 2010, is located in Eugene. 11 students graduated with degree in elementary education from Northwest Christian University in 2010. Northwest Christian University charged in-state students $22,900 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Oregon's elementary education schools ranges from $36,632 per year to $3,234 per year. But, the average tuition is $16,260 per year. In 2010, the elementary education schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Oregon were:

  1. Lewis & Clark College - located in Portland, students are charged $36,632 per year
  2. University of Portland - located in Portland, students are charged $33,538 per year
  3. Linfield College - located in Mcminnville, students are charged $30,604 per year

The following Oregon elementary education schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Linn-Benton Community College - located in Albany, students are charged $3,234 per year
  2. Treasure Valley Community College - located in Ontario, students are charged $4,095 per year
  3. Eastern Oregon University - located in La Grande, students are charged $6,639 per year

An elementary education degree from an Oregon school... what next?

A large number of Oregon elementary education graduates become elementary educators. If you decide to work as an elementary educator in Oregon, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 14,750 Oregon elementary educators as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Oregon elementary educators:

  1. Clackamas County - 8,330 elementary educators
  2. Baker County - 2,140 elementary educators
  3. Marion County - 1,720 elementary educators

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of elementary educators in Oregon will grow by 5%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 16,060 elementary educators working in Oregon.

Salary

An elementary educator in Oregon earns $51,820 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Oregon elementary educators earned as little as less than $26,320 per year or as much as more than $73,390 per year. The following counties in Oregon have the highest average salaries for elementary educators:

  1. Clackamas County - $53,970 per year
  2. Jackson County - $53,820 per year
  3. Lane County - $52,970 per year

An elementary educator in the following counties in Oregon make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Deschutes County - $45,630 per year
  2. Benton County - $47,480 per year
  3. Clatsop County - $47,740 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in elementary education in Oregon and to compare salaries with various related fields such as ESL or early childhood education, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Elementary Education in Oregon
  • Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in Oregon
  • Master's Degree in Elementary Education in Oregon
  • Certificate in Elementary Education in Oregon

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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
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 2,490 $88,600 12.7%
3
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 1,970 $47,060
4
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 1,550 $52,650 -21.7%
 

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