Vancouver, WA (population: 169,603) has two architecture schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Portland State University, the highest ranked school in this group with an architecture program, has a total student population of 27,901. It is the 2547th highest ranked school in the USA and the 29th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College). To learn more about architecture programs in Vancouver, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of architecture professors at Portland State University such as L. Rudolph Barton, Nikola Boscanin, Steven Ewoldt, James Gantz, Sukhwant Jhaj, and Sergio Palleroni.
Architecture students from Vancouver schools who go on to become architects, architecture designers, landscape architects, interior architects, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,412,730 people working as architecture and engineering employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $73,590. Also, Landscape architects make on average $65,910 per year and there are about 18,940 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are ** employed landscape architects earning an average salary of $67,330. Architecture and engineering employees in this area earn $73,650/yr and there are 26,870 employed.
Vancouver lies in Clark county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. 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 27.043 out of every 1000 jobs in Vancouver are held by architecture and engineering employees, and **/1000 are held by landscape architects.
Of the 2 architecture schools with a 100-mile radius of Vancouver, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Portland State University comes out as the most expensive ($11,824/yr) for architecture 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 Vancouver|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||18.9 miles|
|The Dalles||OR||-||1||11.3829||21||70.7 miles|