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About Portland State University

A thriving campus in the heart of Portland

As Oregon's most affordable public research university, we offer tremendous opportunity to 29,000 students from all backgrounds. Our mission to "let knowledge serve the city" reflects our dedication to finding innovative, sustainable solutions to local and global problems.

Our location in the heart of one of America's most dynamic cities gives our students unmatched access to career connections and an internationally acclaimed culture scene. We are the only Oregon university to offer a four-year degree guarantee.

Our graduates go on to invent for Intel, design for Nike, catch touchdowns in the NFL, run international corporations and make hit Hollywood movies. See for yourself.


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  • Top 10 Most Innovative Schools
    U.S. News and World Report
  • 19:1
    student-to-faculty ratio
  • 200+
    degree programs
  • Intel, OHSU, Nike
    top employers of our grads
  • $42,800
    average salary after graduation
  • Most diverse
    university in Oregon