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Design & Applied Arts at Portland Community College

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Design & Applied Arts at Portland Community College

Every design and applied arts school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the design program at Portland Community College stacks up to those at other schools.

Portland Community College is located in Portland, Oregon and has a total student population of 27,650.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Design & Applied Arts section at the bottom of this page.

Portland Community College Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

  • Basic Certificate in Design (Less Than 1 Year)
  • Undergrad Certificate in Design (1 - 4 Years)
  • Associate’s Degree in Design

Portland Community College Design & Applied Arts Rankings

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Design Student Demographics at Portland Community College

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the design majors at Portland Community College.

Portland Community College Design & Applied Arts Associate’s Program

70% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 30% of design associate's degrees went to men and 70% went to women.

Portland Community College Gender Breakdown of Design & Applied Arts Associate's Degree Grads

The majority of those who receive an associate's degree in design at Portland Community College are white. Around 66% fell into this category, which is below average for this degree.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Portland Community College with a associate's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Portland Community College
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 5
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 52
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 14

Careers That Design Grads May Go Into

A degree in design can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for OR, the home state for Portland Community College.

Occupation Jobs in OR Average Salary in OR
Graphic Designers 3,510 $56,690
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 1,350 $75,800
Art Directors 960 $108,830
Multimedia Artists and Animators 730 $72,190
Interior Designers 670 $57,100


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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