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President's Progress Report 2014

Showcasing our success

Welcome to Portland State University’s annual President’s Progress Report. This report is an opportunity to share our student and faculty success and our growing impact across the region. For the second consecutive year, the U.S. News & World Report college rankings rated PSU among the nation’s top 10 “up and coming” universities. The ranking is meaningful because it comes from an annual survey of top U.S. university officials who recognize the rise of PSU for making significant progress in academics, faculty and student life. more

Student, veteran, leader apasionada
Pam Campos-Palma says it sounds cliché, but she believes in living to serve the greater good. After four years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force and now in her third year as a reservist, Campos-Palma is majoring in political science and minoring in civic leadership. She works to improve the campus community as director of the Latina student group Las Mujeres de la Raza and as a member of the University's Board of Trustees, a new governing board that will provide strategic leadership and stewardship to PSU. “I look forward to bringing a unique and beneficial perspective to the board,” Campos-Palma says. more


Total students: 28,766
From Oregon: 79%
Underrepresented minorities: 13.7%
Average freshman class size: 24 


PSU contributes: $1.44 billion annually
Employs: 6,521
Purchases: $500 million 
Invests: $1.8 million in student scholarships through the PSU Foundation 
Contributes: 1.02 million student service hours (a $19.7 million value)
Partners with530 organizations

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Portland State Chemistry and Biology departments will move into the Collaborative Life Sciences Building's high-tech teaching labs in the fall. The building, located on the South Waterfront, is a collaborative effort of OHSU, OSU and PSU.