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Schools Offering Teaching Programs in Oregon

Each year, approximately 2.3% of Oregon graduates receive degrees in teaching. In other words, every year an estimated 1,845 teachers graduate from Oregon's 26 teaching schools.

Top Schools

Lewis & Clark College, which was ranked 27th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Oregon that has a teaching program. It is located in Portland. In 2010, 124 students graduated from Lewis & Clark College's teaching program. Lewis & Clark College charged in-state students $36,632 in tuition fees per year.

Linfield College, which was ranked 34th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Oregon that has a teaching program. It is located in Mcminnville. In 2010, 25 students graduated from Linfield College teaching program. Linfield College charged in-state students $30,604 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Oregon that has a teaching program is Multnomah University. Multnomah University, which was ranked 44th in the country in 2010, is located in Portland. 14 students graduated with degree in teaching from Multnomah University in 2010. Students at Multnomah University paid $14,280 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Oregon's teaching schools ranges from $36,632 per year to $3,016 per year. But, the average tuition is $12,643 per year. The Oregon teaching schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Lewis & Clark College - located in Portland, students are charged $36,632 per year
  2. University of Portland - located in Portland, students are charged $33,538 per year
  3. Pacific University - located in Forest Grove, students are charged $31,702 per year

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

  1. Portland Community College - located in Portland, students are charged $3,016 per year
  2. Tillamook Bay Community College - located in Tillamook, students are charged $3,096 per year
  3. Columbia Gorge Community College - located in The Dalles, students are charged $3,168 per year

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

Many Oregon teaching graduates become a primary school education administrator, education administrator, business teacher, computer science teacher, and mathematical science teacher. 38,910 teachers were working in Oregon in 2010. Of these, 510 were english teachers. In addition, 2,490 were primary school education administrators, and 1,340 were education administrators. In Oregon, the largest numbers of teacher work in the following counties:

  1. Clackamas County - 22,390 teachers
  2. Marion County - 3,890 teachers
  3. Baker County - 3,740 teachers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of teachers is expected to grow by 6% by 2018. There are projected to be 34,470 teachers working in Oregon then. Of these 34,470 teachers, the government predicts that an unknown number will be english teachers, 2,340 will be primary school education administrators, and 1,690 will be education administrators.


On average, teachers earn a salary of $69,362 per year in Oregon state. However, this number is only an average. Teacher in Oregon had varying salaries from $22,480 to $156,830 per year in 2010. Teachers in the following Oregon counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Clackamas County - $73,138 per year
  2. Jackson County - $62,556 per year
  3. Baker County - $61,919 per year

Teachers in the following counties in Oregon make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Deschutes County - $55,138 per year
  2. Lane County - $56,658 per year
  3. Benton County - $58,032 per year

On average, the highest paid teachers in Oregon were:

  1. Education Administrator - $94,980 per year
  2. Health Specialties Teacher - $93,140 per year
  3. Business Teacher - $93,050 per year

On average, the lowest paid teachers 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 teaching. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as early childhood education or special education.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Teaching in Oregon
  • Bachelor's Degree in Teaching in Oregon
  • Master's Degree in Teaching in Oregon
  • Doctoral Degree in Teaching in Oregon
  • Certificate in Teaching 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%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 2,490 $88,600 12.7%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 2,120 $93,140
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 1,970 $47,060
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 1,550 $52,650 -21.7%
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 1,340 $94,980 22.9%
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%
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 600 $62,950 30.4%
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%
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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