Social Mobility

The Fariborz Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science offers academic programs that provide transformative opportunities within the classroom and beyond. Students are connected to Portland’s growing, innovative industries and prepared to gain competitive jobs in engineering and computer science.

Our graduates are in demand because PSU's location and close ties to industry offer them the opportunity to develop their professional skills through internship programs while they complete their degree. Many also participate in undergraduate research, community-based learning projects, and opportunities to develop their own ideas from proposal to prototype through the college's innovation programs.

Not only are our students in demand in the Portland job market and beyond, they also report the highest annual earnings of all PSU graduates one year after graduation.

of Maseeh College bachelor's graduates one year after graduation

US News & World Report ranks PSU as #26 for social mobility amongst US universities, and #1 in the Pacific Northwest. Social mobility measures the number of graduates whose economic status is significantly higher after graduation than before.

The Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science is a strong contributor to PSU's social mobility score.

  • The average salaries of computer science and engineering Bachelor’s degree graduates one year after graduation are the highest in the university according to the Department of Education data in the College Scorecard which reports student earnings one year after graduation. 
  • The median salary of our computer science graduates one-year beyond graduation is among the highest of public universities in the US. 

The Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science is vital to the economy of the State of Oregon.

We provide a workforce pipeline of highly-qualified and diverse graduates for private and public employers in Oregon and beyond. The return on investment of State funds used to educate our students is 12% per year (320% over 10 years) based solely on income tax paid back to the State.

The Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science transforms lives, helps to fuel the economic engine of Oregon and the northwest, and improves society and the environment.