Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has three animation schools within its city limits. ITT Technical Institute-Portland, the highest ranked school in the city with an animation program, has a total student population of 816. It is the 2441st highest ranked school in the USA and the 27th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Animation students from Portland schools who go on to become animation artists, animators, animation designers, game designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Multimedia artists and animators make on average $62,810 per year and there are about 28,800 of them employed in the US today.
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.
Of the 3 animation 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 animation 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|