Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has six entertainment business schools within its city limits. Warner Pacific College, the highest ranked school in the city with an entertainment business 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). To learn more about entertainment business programs in Portland, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of entertainment business professors at Warner Pacific College such as Wendy Wagler, and Jon Zall.
Entertainment Business students from Portland schools who go on to become entertainment business workers, entertainers, entertainment business consultants, entertainment business specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 45,080 people working as entertainment attendants and related workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $21,020. Also, Set and exhibit designers make on average $50,600 per year and there are about 7,940 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 60 employed set and exhibit designers earning an average salary of $56,380. Entertainment attendants and related workers in this area earn $21,700/yr and there are 430 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 0.437 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by entertainment attendants and related workers, and 0.063/1000 are held by set and exhibit designers.
Of the 6 entertainment business 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 entertainment business 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|