Portland has a total population of 529,121 and a student population of 85,797. Of these students, 1,925 are enrolled in schools that offer public relations programs.
Of the 1 public relations schools in Portland, the largest public relations school, by student population, is The Art Institute of Portland. Approximately 6 students graduated in 2010 from The Art Institute of Portland with credentials in public relations.
In 2010, 6 students graduated with a public relations degree from one of Portland's public relations schools. If you decide to attend a public relations school in Portland, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $21,165.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $2,034 for public relations related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Portland-based public relations schools, you will have an added expense of $8,415 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $34,857.
Many public relations graduates choose to work as public relations professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Portland, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,140 public relations professionals in Oregon. Of these public relations professionals, 740 were working in the greater Portland area. By the year 2018, the number of public relations professionals is expected to increase by 12% in Portland. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for public relations professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a public relations professional in Portland is $89,350 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for public relations professionals.