Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has two computer programming schools within its city limits. ITT Technical Institute-Portland, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer programming 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).
Computer Programming students from Portland schools who go on to become computer programmers, computer security specialists, computer support specialists, computer technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 367,880 people working as computer programmers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $74,690. Also, Computer software engineers, applications make on average $90,170 per year and there are about 495,500 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 7,280 employed computer software engineers, applications earning an average salary of $91,300. Computer programmers in this area earn $71,300/yr and there are 1,910 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 1.920 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by computer programmers, and 7.324/1000 are held by computer software engineers, applications.
Of the 2 computer programming schools in Portland, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Portland comes out as the most expensive ($22,549/yr) for computer programming 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|