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Snapshot of Portland State
Snapshot of Portland State

 

Enrollment 2018-2019(Fall term 2018)

Total: 27,285
Undergraduate: 21,841
Graduate: 5,444
Women: 15,158
Men: 12,127
Full time: 61.1%
Part time: 38.9%
International Students: 6.6%
Student to Faculty Ratio: 20 to 1

Enrollment Breakdown

Percentage of Students from Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas counties: 65.4%
Percentage of Oregon resident students: 78.3%
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: 72.0%
Average dollar amount: $11,377
Breakdown of awards:
Loans: 42.3%
Grants and scholarships: 42.1%
Other: 26.8%
$2.4 million in student scholarships through the PSU Foundation

Student Diversity

White: 54.3%
Asian: 8.2%
Latino: 13.6%
International: 6.6%
African American: 3.4%
Native American: 1.1%
Multi-Ethnic: 6.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: .06%
Other: 6.26%

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 2018

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 2016-2017

Students using mass transit: 53%
Driving alone: 19%
Walking: 18%
Bicycling: 4%
Other/Carpool: 6%

Research Expenditures 2018-2019

$65.3 million

Private Giving 2016-2017

$27.9 million

Community Partners 2016-2017

530
Top Partners: Intel, OHSU, Portland Public Schools, City of Portland, Multnomah County, PGE
Community-based Learning Courses: 400 annually
Student Service Hours: 942,000
Value of Service Hours: $22.75 million

Economic Impact 2013-2014

$1.4 billion contribution

PSU Expenditures 2018-2019

$590 million

PSU Endowment 2018-2019

$77 million

Campus

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

Athletics

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

Motto

Doctrina urbi serviat—"Let knowledge serve the city"

Traditions

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

Accreditation

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

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