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Schools Offering Engineering Programs in Oregon

Approximately 1.2% of graduates in of Oregon receive engineering degrees every year. Thus, Oregon's 12 engineering schools put out approximately 938 engineers each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Oregon with a engineering program is Oregon State University, which is located in Corvallis. In 2010, it was ranked 64th nationwide. In 2010, Oregon State University graduated 575 students from its engineering program. The tuition rate at Oregon State University was $7,115 per year.

The second-ranked school in Oregon with a engineering program is University of Portland, which is located in Portland. In 2010, it was ranked 67th nationwide. In 2010, 53 students graduated from University of Portland engineering program. University of Portland charged in-state students $33,538 in tuition fees per year.

George Fox University, which was ranked 67th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Oregon that has a engineering program. It is located in Newberg. 16 students graduated with degree in engineering from George Fox University in 2010. Tuition at George Fox University was $27,970 per year.


Tuition at Oregon's engineering schools ranges from $33,538 per year to $2,643 per year. But, the average tuition is $8,670 per year. In 2010, the engineering schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Oregon were:

  1. University of Portland - located in Portland, students are charged $33,538 per year
  2. George Fox University - located in Newberg, students are charged $27,970 per year
  3. Oregon Institute of Technology - located in Klamath Falls, students are charged $7,260 per year

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

  1. Central Oregon Community College - located in Bend, students are charged $2,643 per year
  2. Portland Community College - located in Portland, students are charged $3,016 per year
  3. Linn-Benton Community College - located in Albany, students are charged $3,234 per year

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

engineering graduates in Oregon can go into a variety of professions such as transportation engineer, industrial safety engineer, materials engineer, automotive engineer, and engineer. In 2010, there were 16,520 engineer working in Oregon, including 2,260 engineering managers, 3,820 transportation engineers, and 150 industrial safety engineers. The largest populations of Oregon engineer are working in the following counties:

  1. Clackamas County - 13,960 engineers
  2. Marion County - 890 engineers
  3. Lane County - 560 engineers

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of engineers in Oregon will grow by 3%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 22,770 engineers working in Oregon. The greatest growth for engineer is predicted to be amongst Environmental Engineering Technicians, who are expected to increase by 13% by 2018.


engineers in Oregon earn $70,568 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Oregon engineer earned as little as less than $28,930 per year or as much as more than $141,180 per year. The following counties in Oregon have the highest average salaries for engineers:

  1. Benton County - $79,180 per year
  2. Clackamas County - $72,505 per year
  3. Lane County - $72,360 per year

On average, engineers earn the least in the following Oregon counties:

  1. Douglas County - $57,760 per year
  2. Jackson County - $60,100 per year
  3. Baker County - $61,812 per year

The engineers with highest average salaries in Oregon were:

  1. Engineering Manager - $126,130 per year
  2. Engineer - $89,590 per year
  3. Materials Engineer - $83,010 per year

On average, the lowest paid engineers in Oregon were:

  1. Environmental Engineering Technician - $50,000 per year
  2. Industrial Engineering Technician - $49,410 per year

More Information

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

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Civil Engineers 3,820 $75,020 21.7%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 2,690 $55,750 -17.2%
Architectural and Engineering Managers 2,260 $126,130 -11.4%
Mechanical Engineers 2,220 $80,540 -19.6%
Engineers, All Other 1,670 $89,590 35.8%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 1,130 $51,210 4.6%
Civil Engineering Technicians 1,000 $54,140 0.0%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 680 $49,410
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 440 $51,080 -36.2%
Materials Engineers 300 $83,010 -38.8%
Environmental Engineering Technicians 160 $50,000 -55.6%
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 150 $80,930 -28.6%

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