Photography in Oregon

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Schools Offering Photography Programs in Oregon


Each year, approximately 0.0% of Oregon graduates receive degrees in photography. Thus, Oregon's 3 photography schools put out approximately 36 photographers each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Oregon with a photography program is University of Oregon, which is located in Eugene. In 2010, it was ranked 61st nationwide. 8 students graduated with a degree in photography from University of Oregon in 2010. University of Oregon charged in-state students $8,190 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Oregon that has a photography program is Pacific Northwest College of Art. Pacific Northwest College of Art, which was ranked 82nd in the country in 2010, is located in Portland. In 2010, 8 students graduated from Pacific Northwest College of Art photography program. The tuition rate at Pacific Northwest College of Art was $27,926 per year.

The third-ranked school in Oregon with a photography program is Mt Hood Community College, which is located in Gresham. In 2010, it was ranked 87th nationwide. 20 students graduated with degree in photography from Mt Hood Community College in 2010. Students at Mt Hood Community College paid $3,769 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Oregon's photography schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $13,295 per year, though tuition can range from $27,926 per year to $3,769 per year. The Oregon photography 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. University of Oregon - located in Eugene, students are charged $8,190 per year
  3. Mt Hood Community College - located in Gresham, students are charged $3,769 per year

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

  1. Mt Hood Community College - located in Gresham, students are charged $3,769 per year
  2. University of Oregon - located in Eugene, students are charged $8,190 per year
  3. Pacific Northwest College of Art - located in Portland, students are charged $27,926 per year

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

The highest percentage of photography graduates in Oregon pursue careers as a photographer. Oregon had 490 photographers in 2010. The Oregon counties with the largest populations of photographers are:

  1. Clackamas County - 380 photographers
  2. Marion County - 70 photographers
  3. Lane County - 30 photographers

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of photographers in the state of Oregon will grow to 720. This would require a 16% growth in the profession.

Salary

On average, photographers earn $39,870 per year. In 2010, however, some Oregon photographers earned as little as less than $18,580 per year or as much as more than $67,020 per year. The counties in Oregon with the highest average salary for a photographer are:

  1. Clackamas County - $42,310 per year
  2. Lane County - $36,960 per year
  3. Marion County - $31,920 per year

The Oregon counties with the lowest average salary for photographers are:

  1. Marion County - $31,920 per year
  2. Lane County - $36,960 per year
  3. Clackamas County - $42,310 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Oregon statistics regarding a career in photography. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as photography or design.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Photography in Oregon
  • Bachelor's Degree in Photography in Oregon
  • Master's Degree in Photography in Oregon

Want to study at your own time and pace?

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
7,822 miles from location University of Oregon Eugene OR 38.7849 33% 22,335
7,750 miles from location Mt Hood Community College Gresham OR 12.9715 n/a 8,897
7,762 miles from location Pacific Northwest College of Art Portland OR 18.1061 47% 600
 

Curious what studying Photography 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
Photographers + 490 $39,870 -19.7%
2
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture + 220 $46,900 -47.6%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are photography related jobs in Oregon