Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has three computer software engineering schools within its city limits. ITT Technical Institute-Portland, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer software engineering 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 Software Engineering students from Portland schools who go on to become computer software engineers, software engineers, software developers, game software developers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 495,500 people working as computer software engineers, applications alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,170. Also, Computer software engineers, systems software make on average $96,620 per year and there are about 385,200 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 2,060 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average salary of $96,200. Computer software engineers, applications in this area earn $91,300/yr and there are 7,280 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 7.324 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by computer software engineers, applications, and 2.069/1000 are held by computer software engineers, systems software.
Of the 3 computer software engineering 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 software 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|