Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has three computer engineering schools within its city limits. University of Portland, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer 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 computer engineering programs in Portland, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of computer engineering professors at University of Portland such as Peter Chamberlain, Timothy Doughty, Glen Hines, Joseph Hoffbeck, Aziz Inan, and Mehmet Inan.
Computer Engineering students from Portland schools who go on to become computer engineers, database administrators, computer and information scientists, computer support specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 338,890 people working as network and computer systems administrators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $70,930. Also, Computer programmers make on average $74,690 per year and there are about 367,880 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 1,910 employed computer programmers earning an average salary of $71,300. Network and computer systems administrators in this area earn $70,570/yr and there are 2,960 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 2.982 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by network and computer systems administrators, and 1.920/1000 are held by computer programmers.
Of the 3 computer engineering schools in Portland, only 1 has 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 computer engineering students, with Portland State University as the lowest, reported at only $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|