Graphic Design in Oregon

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Schools Offering Graphic Design Programs in Oregon


Each year, roughly 0.3% of Oregon students graduate with degrees in graphic design. In other words, every year an estimated 215 graphic designers graduate from Oregon's 4 graphic design schools.

Top Schools

Portland State University, which is located in Portland, is the top-ranked school in Oregon that has a graphic design program. It received a ranking of 73rd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Portland State University graduated 62 students from its graphic design program. Students at Portland State University paid $7,130 per year in tuition fees.

The Art Institute of Portland, which was ranked 77th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Oregon that has a graphic design program. It is located in Portland. In 2010, 125 students graduated from The Art Institute of Portland graphic design program. Tuition at The Art Institute of Portland was $17,416 per year.

Pacific Northwest College of Art, which was ranked 77th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Oregon that has a graphic design program. It is located in Portland. 12 students graduated with degree in graphic design from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2010. Pacific Northwest College of Art charged in-state students $27,926 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Oregon graphic design school, average tuition will be $14,060 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,769 per year to $27,926 per year. The Oregon graphic design schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Pacific Northwest College of Art - located in Portland, students are charged $27,926 per year
  2. The Art Institute of Portland - located in Portland, students are charged $17,416 per year
  3. Portland State University - located in Portland, students are charged $7,130 per year

The graphic design schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Oregon were:

  1. Mt Hood Community College - located in Gresham, students are charged $3,769 per year
  2. Portland State University - located in Portland, students are charged $7,130 per year
  3. The Art Institute of Portland - located in Portland, students are charged $17,416 per year

A graphic design degree from an Oregon school... what next?

The highest percentage of graphic design graduates in Oregon pursue careers as a graphic designer. Oregon had 2,310 graphic designers in 2010. The Oregon counties with the largest populations of graphic designers are:

  1. Clackamas County - 1,580 graphic designers
  2. Lane County - 230 graphic designers
  3. Deschutes County - 110 graphic designers

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of graphic designers in the state of Oregon will grow to 2,910. This would require a 7% growth in the profession.

Salary

On average, graphic designers earn $44,320 per year. However, Oregon graphic designers earned anywhere in the range from as less than $20,510 per year to more than $68,710 per year in 2010. A graphic designer in the following Oregon counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Clackamas County - $47,310 per year
  2. Marion County - $43,320 per year
  3. Lane County - $42,800 per year

The following counties in Oregon have the lowest average salaries for graphic designers:

  1. Douglas County - $31,170 per year
  2. Clatsop County - $31,630 per year
  3. Baker County - $32,590 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Associate's Degree in Graphic Design in Oregon
  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design in Oregon

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,763 miles from location Portland State University Portland OR 27.0639 52% 27,901
7,750 miles from location Mt Hood Community College Gresham OR 12.9715 n/a 8,897
7,762 miles from location The Art Institute of Portland Portland OR 23.2099 97% 1,925
7,762 miles from location Pacific Northwest College of Art Portland OR 18.1061 47% 600
 

Curious what studying Graphic Design 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)
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Graphic Designers + 2,310 $44,320 6.5%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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