Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has four electrical engineering schools within its city limits. University of Portland, the highest ranked school in the city with an electrical 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 electrical engineering programs in Portland, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of electrical engineering professors at University of Portland such as Peter Chamberlain, Timothy Doughty, Glen Hines, Joseph Hoffbeck, Aziz Inan, and Mehmet Inan.
Electrical Engineering students from Portland schools who go on to become electrical engineers, electrical technologists, electrical design engineers, electrical controls engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 151,660 people working as electrical engineers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $86,250. Also, Electrical and electronics drafters make on average $54,800 per year and there are about 30,590 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 290 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average salary of $50,690. Electrical engineers in this area earn $89,680/yr and there are 1,590 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 1.599 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by electrical engineers, and 0.294/1000 are held by electrical and electronics drafters.
Of the 4 electrical 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 electrical engineering 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|