Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has two early childhood education schools within its city limits. Portland State University, the highest ranked school in the city with an early childhood education program, has a total student population of 27,901. It is the 2547th highest ranked school in the USA and the 29th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College). To learn more about early childhood education programs in Portland, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of early childhood education professors at Portland State University such as Paul Berg, David Bullock, Jeanne Butcher, Christine Chaille, Jeffrey Cook, and Gregory Dardis.
Early Childhood Education students from Portland schools who go on to become early childhood educators, preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, early childhood teachers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,140 people working as education administrators, preschool and child care center/program alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $48,170. Also, Elementary school teachers make on average $53,150 per year and there are about 1,544,300 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 9,460 employed elementary school teachers earning an average salary of $51,840. Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program in this area earn $37,680/yr and there are 370 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 0.374 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by education administrators, preschool and child care center/program, and 9.523/1000 are held by elementary school teachers.
Of the 2 early childhood education schools in Portland, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Portland State University comes out as the most expensive ($11,824/yr) for early childhood education 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|