Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has five engineering schools within its city limits. University of Portland, the highest ranked school in the city with an 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 engineering programs in Portland, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of engineering professors at University of Portland such as Peter Chamberlain, Timothy Doughty, Glen Hines, Joseph Hoffbeck, Aziz Inan, and Mehmet Inan.
Engineering students from Portland schools who go on to become engineers, audio engineers, aerospace engineers, automotive engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,412,730 people working as architecture and engineering employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $73,590. Also, Aerospace engineers make on average $96,270 per year and there are about 70,570 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are ** employed aerospace engineers earning an average salary of $70,860. Architecture and engineering employees in this area earn $73,650/yr and there are 26,870 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 27.043 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by architecture and engineering employees, and **/1000 are held by aerospace engineers.
Of the 5 engineering schools in Portland, only 2 have 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 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|