Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has one plumbing school within its city limits. Portland State University 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).
Plumbing students from Portland schools who go on to become plumbers, journeyman plumbers, plumber gasfitters, residental plumbers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment.
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.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Portland State University ends up costing a student $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|