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Schools Offering Education Programs in Oregon

Around 3.1% of Oregon's graduates graduate from education degree programs every year. Thus, Oregon's 30 education schools put out approximately 2,509 education professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Oregon that has a education program is Lewis & Clark College. Lewis & Clark College, which was ranked 27th in the country in 2010, is located in Portland. In 2010, Lewis & Clark College graduated 155 students from its education program. Tuition at Lewis & Clark College was $36,632 per year.

The second-ranked school in Oregon with a education program is Willamette University, which is located in Salem. In 2010, it was ranked 28th nationwide. In 2010, Willamette University graduated 85 students from its education program. The tuition rate at Willamette University was $37,361 per year.

The third-ranked school in Oregon with a education program is Linfield College, which is located in Mcminnville. In 2010, it was ranked 34th nationwide. In 2010, Linfield College graduated 25 students from its education programs. Students at Linfield College paid $30,604 per year in tuition fees.


If you are hoping to attend one of Oregon's education schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $13,703 per year, though tuition can range from $37,361 per year to $2,895 per year. In 2010, the education schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Oregon were:

  1. Willamette University - located in Salem, students are charged $37,361 per year
  2. Lewis & Clark College - located in Portland, students are charged $36,632 per year
  3. University of Portland - located in Portland, students are charged $33,538 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Oregon education schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Klamath Community College - located in Klamath Falls, students are charged $2,895 per year
  2. Portland Community College - located in Portland, students are charged $3,016 per year
  3. Tillamook Bay Community College - located in Tillamook, students are charged $3,096 per year

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

Some of the most popular jobs education graduates in Oregon pursue include postsecondary vocational teacher, social science teacher, postsecondary teacher, elementary school teacher, and business teacher. In 2010, there were 33,220 education professional working in Oregon, including 1,200 instructional coordinators, 1,130 postsecondary vocational teachers, and 130 social science teachers. The Oregon counties with the largest populations of education professional are:

  1. Clackamas County - 19,280 education professionals
  2. Marion County - 3,380 education professionals
  3. Baker County - 3,090 education professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of education professionals is expected to grow by 7% by 2018. There are projected to be 28,600 education professionals working in Oregon then. Of these 28,600 education professionals, the government predicts that 1,770 will be instructional coordinators, an unknown number will be postsecondary vocational teachers, and an unknown number will be social science teachers.


education professionals in Oregon earn $68,257 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. Education professional in Oregon had varying salaries from $22,480 to $146,420 per year in 2010. The following counties in Oregon have the highest average salaries for education professionals:

  1. Clackamas County - $72,536 per year
  2. Baker County - $57,785 per year
  3. Clatsop County - $57,413 per year

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

  1. Deschutes County - $48,525 per year
  2. Benton County - $51,535 per year
  3. Lane County - $52,927 per year

The education professionals with highest average salaries in Oregon were:

  1. Health Specialties Teacher - $93,140 per year
  2. Business Teacher - $93,050 per year
  3. Computer Science Teacher - $88,730 per year

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

  1. Kindergarten Teacher - $47,060 per year
  2. Middle School Vocational Teacher - $45,970 per year

More Information

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

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 14,750 $51,820 -7.8%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 6,070 $51,170 -9.1%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 2,700 $65,120 -42.7%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 2,120 $93,140
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 1,970 $47,060
Instructional Coordinators 1,200 $63,760 -14.3%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,130 $57,310 -11.7%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 830 $64,710 53.7%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 590 $80,920 47.5%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 570 $93,050 42.5%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 510 $65,580 34.2%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 300 $88,730 30.4%
Education Administrators, All Other 290 $74,510 31.8%
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 130 $81,000 0.0%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 60 $45,970 -45.5%

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