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Portland State University Rankings and References
Portland State University Rankings and References

Colleges and Universities

Up-and-Coming National University for the 3rd year in a row

- U.S. News & World Report, 2014-15 America's Best Colleges

America's Best Colleges - Programs that lead to student success

- U.S. News & World Report, 2014-15 America's Best Colleges

Highest Return on Student Investment

- Affordable Colleges Online, 2013

Best Earning Potential Post Graduation

- Online Colleges Database, 2013

Best Colleges

- The Princeton Review, 2014-15 The Best 379 Colleges

Best Western Colleges

- The Princeton Review, 2014-15 Best Western Colleges

Top 50 for Summer School


Top 100 America's Best College Buys

- Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc., 2013

Top 25 Online Learning College

-, 2013

Top 50 LGBT-Friendly University

- Campus Pride 2014-15

No. 3 Most Hipster School

- 2014

Military Friendly School

- 2015-16


Graduate Schools

Top 50 Graduate Programs

- U.S. News & World Report, 2011-15 Best Graduate Schools

Top 100 part-time MBA

- U.S. News & World Report, 2015 Best Graduate Schools

Top 50 Campus-based Master of Social Work Programs

- 2015

No. 23 Best Online Graduate Business Programs

U.S. News & World Report, 2014-15


Top 100 MBA Program: Ranked 14th Worldwide

- Beyond Grey Pinstripes, a survey promoting social, ethical and environmental stewardship by the Aspen Institute Center for Business Education, 2011-12

Top Small Business School for Social and Environmental Stewardship: Ranked 1st Worldwide

- Beyond Grey Pinstripes Top 100 MBA Program Report 2015

No. 9 Top Rated Criminal Justice Program

-, 2014

Top 8 Online Masters of Social Work Program

Create a Career 2014, 20 Best Online MSW Degree Programs

No. 4 Top 10 Rated Art School

- 2014

No. 22 Top Rated Online Master of Social Work Program

- 2014

No. 25 Top Rated English Program

- 2014

No. 21 Top Rated Teacher Certification Program

- 2014

Best Business Schools

- The Princeton Review, 2013 The Best 296 Business Schools


Community Engagement

President's Honor Roll: Higher Education Community Services

- Corporation for National & Community Service, 2013

Top 50 MBA Program Social Impact rating

- Net Impact, Business as Unusual: The Student Guide to Graduate Programs 2014

Fostering Civic, Intercultural, and Ethical Learning

- College Learning for a New Global Century: A report from the National Leadership Council for Liberal  Education & America's Promise

Top School for Curricular Engagement, Outreach, and Partnerships

- The Carnegie Foundations for the Advancement of Teaching

Leading the Way with Volunteerism and Causes

- LinkedIn, 2013

Leader in Civic Engagement

- Washington Center Civic Engagement Award, 2013



Top Ranking for Sustainability

- The Princeton Review, Guide to 332 Green Colleges 2015

Leader in Sustainability and Climate Mitigation

- Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards, 2014

Top Ranking for Affordable Eco-Friendly Colleges

- Best Choice Schools 2014-15

Gold STARS Rating for Sustainability

- Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS), 2014

Top 24 School for Sustainability

- The Princeton Review, Green Honor Roll 2015

Top 30 School for Eco-friendly Science Labs

- Grad School Hub 2014-15

No. 16 MBA Program Sustainablity

- Net Impact, Business as UNusual: The Student Guide to Graduate Programs 2013

School with LEED Certified Buildings (seven buildings)

- The Princeton Review, 2012 Guide to 322 Green Schools

No. 9 Great Colleges for Cyclists

- Bicycling Magazine, 2013

Top 10 Bike-Friendly Campuses Across America

- Best Colleges, 2012

Top Bike Friendly University Gold Award

- League of American Bicyclists, 2013

Top 10 Schools for Electricity Conservation

- Campus Conservation Nationals 2014

Top 50 Schools for Environmental Sustainability

- Net Impact Business as UNusual 2014

Top 50 Schools Committed to Saving the Planet

- Online College Database, 2013

Top 100 Coolest Schools

- Sierra Magazine, Sierra Club, 2013 Coolest Schools rankings

Changemaker Campus for Social and Environmental Impact

- Ashoka U

Top School for Environmental Science

- Online Colleges Database, 2013 - 39 Colleges Where Environmental Science Matters


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