Psychology in Oregon

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Schools Offering Psychology Programs in Oregon


Each year, approximately 1.8% of Oregon graduates receive degrees in psychology. In other words, every year an estimated 1,416 psychology professionals graduate from Oregon's 21 psychology schools.

Top Schools

Reed College, which was ranked 24th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Oregon that has a psychology program. It is located in Portland. 34 students graduated with a degree in psychology from Reed College in 2010. The tuition rate at Reed College was $41,200 per year.

The second-ranked school in Oregon that has a psychology program is Lewis & Clark College. Lewis & Clark College, which was ranked 27th in the country in 2010, is located in Portland. In 2010, 75 students graduated from Lewis & Clark College psychology program. Students at Lewis & Clark College paid $36,632 per year in tuition fees.

Willamette University, which was ranked 27th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Oregon that has a psychology program. It is located in Salem. In 2010, 28 students graduated from Willamette University psychology program. Willamette University charged in-state students $37,361 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Oregon's psychology schools ranges from $41,200 per year to $4,095 per year. But, the average tuition is $19,588 per year. In 2010, the psychology schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Oregon were:

  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 psychology schools in Oregon that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Treasure Valley Community College - located in Ontario, students are charged $4,095 per year
  2. Eastern Oregon University - located in La Grande, students are charged $6,639 per year
  3. Southern Oregon University - located in Ashland, students are charged $6,729 per year

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

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

  1. Clackamas County - 930 psychology professionals
  2. Lane County - 290 psychology professionals
  3. Marion County - 110 psychology professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of psychology professionals in the state of Oregon will grow to 1,500. This would require a 15% growth in the profession.

Salary

On average, psychology professionals earn $80,065 per year. However, this number is only an average. Psychology professional in Oregon had varying salaries from $18,510 to $161,780 per year in 2010. The following counties in Oregon have the highest average salaries for psychology professionals:

  1. Clatsop County - $80,840 per year
  2. Lane County - $78,390 per year
  3. Clackamas County - $78,010 per year

On average, psychology professionals earn the least in the following Oregon counties:

  1. Deschutes County - $50,910 per year
  2. Jackson County - $58,480 per year
  3. Marion County - $63,740 per year

On average, the highest paid psychology professionals in Oregon were:

  1. Clinical Neuropsychologist - $92,390 per year
  2. Clinical Psychologist - $67,740 per year

On average, the lowest paid psychology professionals in Oregon were:

  1. Clinical Neuropsychologist - $92,390 per year
  2. Clinical Psychologist - $67,740 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Associate's Degree in Psychology in Oregon
  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in Oregon
  • Master's Degree in Psychology in Oregon
  • Doctoral Degree in Psychology in Oregon

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 1,220 $67,740 29.8%
2
Psychologists, All Other 250 $92,390 66.7%
 

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