Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has five ESL schools within its city limits. Reed College, the highest ranked school in the city with an ESL program, has a total student population of 1,481. It is the 100th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Oregon.
ESL students from Portland schools who go on to become english as a second language instructors, ESL trainers, ESL teachers, ESL tutors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 65,490 people working as english language and literature teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,860. Also, Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors make on average $50,390 per year and there are about 68,430 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 530 employed adult literacy, remedial education, and ged teachers and instructors earning an average salary of $76,750. English language and literature teachers in this area earn $66,760/yr and there are 330 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 0.328 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by english language and literature teachers, and 0.535/1000 are held by adult literacy, remedial education, and ged teachers and instructors.
Of the 5 ESL schools in Portland, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lewis & Clark College comes out as the most expensive ($28,753/yr) for ESL 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|