Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has two advertising schools within its city limits. The Art Institute of Portland, the highest ranked school in the city with an advertising program, has a total student population of 1,925. It is the 3395th highest ranked school in the USA and the 42nd highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Advertising students from Portland schools who go on to become advertisers, advertising specialists, marketing specialists, marketers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 35,760 people working as advertising and promotions managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $97,670. Also, Market research analysts make on average $67,500 per year and there are about 226,410 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 1,370 employed market research analysts earning an average salary of $78,430. Advertising and promotions managers in this area earn $108,800/yr and there are 440 employed.
Portland lies in Clackamas county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area has 993,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.15/hr average worker wage, and a $46,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.443 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by advertising and promotions managers, and 1.375/1000 are held by market research analysts.
Of the 2 advertising schools in Portland, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Portland comes out as the most expensive ($31,420/yr) for advertising students, with Portland Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,829/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Portland|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||12.9 miles|
|The Dalles||OR||-||1||11.3829||21||71.8 miles|