Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has three civil engineering schools within its city limits. University of Portland, the highest ranked school in the city with a civil engineering program, has a total student population of 3,706. It is the 1386th highest ranked school in the USA and the 16th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College). To learn more about civil engineering programs in Portland, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of civil engineering professors at University of Portland such as Peter Chamberlain, Timothy Doughty, Glen Hines, Joseph Hoffbeck, Aziz Inan, and Mehmet Inan.
Civil Engineering students from Portland schools who go on to become civil engineers, civil engineering technicians, civil engineering designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 259,320 people working as civil engineers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $81,180. Also, Civil engineering technicians make on average $47,420 per year and there are about 82,690 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 690 employed civil engineering technicians earning an average salary of $54,440. Civil engineers in this area earn $74,800/yr and there are 3,440 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 3.461 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by civil engineers, and 0.699/1000 are held by civil engineering technicians.
Of the 3 civil engineering schools in Portland, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Portland comes out as the most expensive ($26,906/yr) for civil engineering 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|