Portland State ranks high for "return on investment"
Author: University Communications
Posted: July 17, 2013

A degree from Portland State University pays off in the workplace, according to new rankings from

The website ranked PSU in the top tier of Oregon colleges and universities with the greatest lifetime “return on investment.” Graduates from the top-ranked schools earn the most in comparison to non-degree holders over a 30-year span, according to the site. 

PSU is No. 7 on the list of 14 top Oregon colleges named “high return on investment” colleges using data from, a salary collection organization. 

Full rankings for Oregon colleges are available here:

“These are important lists for prospective students to consider,” says Affordable Colleges Online founder Dan Schuessler. “We’ve sifted through comprehensive data sources to find colleges and universities in Oregon that offer a high quality education with consistent, long-term payoffs in the workplace.” provides prospective college students and their parents with information and resources on college costs and financial aid.