Language in Oregon

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Schools Offering Language Programs in Oregon


Each year, roughly 0.8% of Oregon students graduate with degrees in language. Thus, Oregon's 14 language schools put out approximately 608 language professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Oregon that has a language program is Reed College. Reed College, which was ranked 24th in the country in 2010, is located in Portland. 23 students graduated with a degree in language from Reed College in 2010. Reed College charged in-state students $41,200 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Oregon that has a language program is Lewis & Clark College. Lewis & Clark College, which was ranked 27th in the country in 2010, is located in Portland. 30 students graduated with degree in language from Lewis & Clark College in 2010. Lewis & Clark College charged in-state students $36,632 in tuition fees per year.

Willamette University, which is located in Salem, is the third-ranked school in Oregon that has a language program. It received a ranking of 28th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Willamette University graduated 21 students from its language programs. The tuition rate at Willamette University was $37,361 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Oregon's language schools ranges from $41,200 per year to $3,016 per year. But, the average tuition is $20,131 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Oregon language 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 language 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. Southern Oregon University - located in Ashland, students are charged $6,729 per year

A language degree from an Oregon school... what next?

The following counties have the largest number of Oregon language professionals:

  1. Clackamas County - 1,680 language professionals
  2. Baker County - 200 language professionals
  3. Marion County - 190 language professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of language professionals is expected to grow by 13% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,680 language professionals working in Oregon then. Of these 1,680 language professionals, the government predicts that 960 will be teacher of the speech and hearing handicappeds, 720 will be sign language interpreters, and an unknown number will be english as a second language instructors.

Salary

language professionals in Oregon make an average of $64,263 per year. In 2010, however, some Oregon language professional earned as little as less than $25,950 per year or as much as more than $119,660 per year. The following counties in Oregon have the highest average salaries for language professionals:

  1. Douglas County - $68,030 per year
  2. Clackamas County - $66,707 per year
  3. Linn County - $63,950 per year

Language professionals in the following counties in Oregon make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Jackson County - $51,465 per year
  2. Lane County - $51,650 per year
  3. Baker County - $54,333 per year

The language professionals with highest average salaries in Oregon were:

  1. Teacher Of The Speech And Hearing Handicapped - $73,290 per year
  2. English As A Second Language Instructor - $65,580 per year
  3. Sign Language Interpreter - $53,920 per year

The language professionals with lowest average salaries in Oregon were:

  1. English As A Second Language Instructor - $65,580 per year
  2. Sign Language Interpreter - $53,920 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in language in Oregon and to compare salaries with various related fields such as English or 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 Language in Oregon
  • Bachelor's Degree in Language in Oregon
  • Master's Degree in Language in Oregon
  • Doctoral Degree in Language in Oregon
  • Certificate in Language in Oregon

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Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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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
7,763 miles from location University of Portland Portland OR 33.2823 16% 3,706
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
7,795 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
 

Curious what studying Language 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
Speech-Language Pathologists + 1,310 $73,290 125.9%
2
Interpreters and Translators + 780 $53,920 44.4%
3
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary + 510 $65,580 34.2%
 

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