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Snapshot of Portland State
Snapshot of Portland State


Enrollment 2019-2020 (Fall term 2019)

Total: 26,012
Undergraduate: 20,969
Graduate: 5,052
Women: 14,468
Men: 11,553
Full time: 61.1%
Part time: 38.9%
International Students: 6.2%
Student to Faculty Ratio: 20 to 1

Enrollment Breakdown

Percentage of Students from Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas counties: 65.4%
Percentage of Oregon resident students: 77.8%
Top states represented: California, Washington, Hawaii, Idaho, and Colorado
Top countries represented: China, India, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Vietnam
Students are enrolled from all 50 states and 78 countries

Financial Aid

Students receiving financial aid: 65.0%
Average dollar amount: $11,377
Pell Grants: 45.0%
Loans: 45.0%
Grants and scholarships: 42.1%
Other: 26.8%
$2.4 million in student scholarships through the PSU Foundation

Student Diversity

White: 51.9%
Asian: 8.2%
Latino: 14.4%
International: 6.3%
Black or African American: 3.4%
Native American: 1.0%
Multi-Ethnic: 5.8%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: .05%
Other: 8.5%
First Generation Students: 37%
Students with Children: 25%

Freshman Snapshot

High school GPA 3.75+: 21.5%
High school mean GPA: 3.45
Average class size: 35 students
Retention rate (freshman to sophomore standing): 74.0%

Top Undergraduate Majors

Psychology, Biology, Computer Science, Accounting, Management and Leadership

Top Graduate Majors

Social Work, Education, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Education Leadership & Policy

Degrees Awarded 2018-2019

Total: 6,166
Bachelor's: 4,428
Master's: 1,655
Doctoral: 83

Degree Programs 2019-2020

Total: 203
Bachelor's: 93
Master's: 89
Doctoral: 21

Annual, Full-Time Tuition and Fees 2019-2020

$9,578 resident undergraduate (15 hrs/term)
$17,124 resident graduate (12 hrs/term)
$28,410 nonresident undergraduate (15 hrs/term)
$25,296 nonresident graduate (12 hr/term)

Colleges and Schools

College of the Arts
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
College of Education
College of Urban and Public Affairs
Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science
The School of Business
OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
School of Social Work
Urban Honors College

Employees - (full and part time) Fall 2019

Total: 6,338
Research and Instructional Faculty: 1,796
Academic Professionals and Managers: 742
Administration: 91
Staff: 680
Graduate Assistants: 680
Student Employees: 2,019
Other: 355

Alumni 2018-2019

178,600+ (110,000 reside in the Portland metro area)

Transit Hub 2019-2020

Students using mass transit: 49%
Driving alone: 19%
Walking: 19%
Bicycling: 4%
Other/Carpool: 6%

Research Expenditures 2018-2019

$65.3 million

Private Giving 2018-2019

$27.9 million

Community Partners 2018-2019

Top Partners: Intel, DaimlerOHSU, Portland Public Schools, City of Portland, Multnomah County, PGE
Community-based Learning Courses: 400 annually
Student Service Hours: 990,000
Value of Service Hours: $23 million

Economic Impact 2018-2019

$1.5 billion contribution

PSU Expenditures 2018-2019

$590 million

PSU Endowment 2018-2019

$77 million


Campus acreage: 50 acres
PSU buildings: 50
Residential student housing properties: 10


Competes in 15 NCAA Division 1 intercollegiate varsity sports in the Big Sky Conference


Doctrina urbi serviat—"Let knowledge serve the city"


Mascot: Victor E. Viking
Colors: Green and white

Key Dates

Founded: 1946
Moved to South Park Blocks: 1952
First bachelor's degrees awarded: 1956
First master's degrees: 1964
First doctoral degrees: 1972


Portland State University is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

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