Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has one childhood education school within its city limits. Portland State University 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 childhood education programs in Portland, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of childhood education professors at Portland State University such as Paul Berg, David Bullock, Jeanne Butcher, Christine Chaille, Jeffrey Cook, and Gregory Dardis.
Childhood Education students from Portland schools who go on to become childhood educators, preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, special education teachers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 181,810 people working as kindergarten teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,380. Also, Preschool teachers make on average $27,450 per year and there are about 389,660 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 3,370 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $25,510. Kindergarten teachers in this area earn $42,330/yr and there are 1,370 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 1.374 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by kindergarten teachers, and 3.395/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Portland State University ends up costing a student $11,824/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|