Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has two film schools within its city limits. Portland State University, the highest ranked school in the city with a film 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 film programs in Portland, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of film professors at Portland State University such as Sarah Berry, and Jonah Ross.
Film students from Portland schools who go on to become filmmakers, producers, directors, film directors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 79,780 people working as producers and directors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $86,870. Also, Actors make on average $0 per year and there are about 39,880 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are ** employed actors earning an average salary of $*. Producers and directors in this area earn $91,710/yr and there are 530 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 0.537 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by producers and directors, and **/1000 are held by actors.
Of the 2 film schools in Portland, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Portland comes out as the most expensive ($31,420/yr) for film 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|