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Design Schools in Portland, Oregon

Design Schools in Portland, OR

Portland, Oregon has 3 design schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in design. Portland has a general population of 529,121 and an overall student population of 80,848. Approximately 58,662 of Portland's students are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.

Portland State University is the largest design school in Portland, based on student population. Approximately 62 students graduated in 2010 from Portland State University with credentials in design.

In 2010, 193 students graduated with a design degree from one of Portland's design schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,410 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Portland design schools was an average of $35,844 per year in 2009.

In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,722 for design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,445 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $17,602.

Design Salaries and Career Outlook in Portland

After graduating with your credentials in design, if you decide to work as a designer in Portland, your job prospects are not very good. There were 2,700 designers working in Oregon and 1,580 working in the greater Portland area in 2010. Portland's designer workforce is projected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for designers.

As a designer in Portland, you can expect to make an average salary of $44,530 per year. This is higher than the average salary for designers in the state.

This Page is Useful for Those Seeking the Following:

  • Design Degree in Portland
  • Associates Degree in Design
  • Bachelors Degree in Design
  • Design Classes
  • Design Courses
  • Design Training

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  1. 1Portland Community CollegePortland Community College

    12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97219-7132

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree
    2-4 years certificate

  2. 2Portland State UniversityPortland State University

    724 SW Harrison, Portland, Oregon 97201

    Awards Offered:
    Bachelor's degree
    Postbaccalaureate certificate
    Master's degree

  3. 3Pacific Northwest College of ArtPacific Northwest College of Art

    1241 NW Johnson, Portland, Oregon 97209-3023

    Awards Offered:
    Bachelor's degree
    Master's degree