Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has three curriculum schools within its city limits. Warner Pacific College, the highest ranked school in the city with a curriculum program, has a total student population of 1,332. It is the 625th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Curriculum students from Portland schools who go on to become curriculum and instruction directors, teachers, educators, professors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 599,500 people working as teachers and instructors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $41,110. Also, Mathematical science teachers make on average $70,550 per year and there are about 48,100 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 240 employed mathematical science teachers earning an average salary of $87,100. Teachers and instructors in this area earn $46,680/yr and there are 4,530 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 4.564 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by teachers and instructors, and 0.247/1000 are held by mathematical science teachers.
Of the 3 curriculum schools in Portland, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Concordia University comes out as the most expensive ($18,362/yr) for curriculum 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|