PSU By the Numbers
Full time: 61%
Part time: 39%
International students: 6%
Student to faculty ratio: 20:1
Students from Portland metro area: 65%
Students from Oregon: 78%
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
Black or African American: 3%
Native American: 1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: .05%
First Generation Students: 37%
Students with Children: 25%
Employees (Fall 2019)
Research and instructional faculty: 1,796
Academic professionals and managers: 742
Graduate assistants: 680
Student employees: 2,019
Doctrina urbi serviat—"Let knowledge serve the city"
Mascot: Victor E. Viking
Colors: Green and white
Students receiving financial aid: 65%
Average dollar amount: $11,377
Pell grants: 45%
Grants and scholarships: 42%
$2.4 million in student scholarships through the PSU Foundation
High school mean GPA: 3.45
Average class size: 35
Retention rate (fresh.-soph. standing): 74%
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)
183,800+ (120,000 reside in the Portland metro area)
15 NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports (Big Sky Conference)
Mass transit: 49%
Driving alone: 19%
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)
Top Partners: Intel, Daimler, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland Public Schools, City of Portland, Multnomah County, Portland General Electric
Community-based Learning Courses: 400 annually
Student Service Hours: 990,000
Value of Service Hours: $23 million
$1.5 billion contribution
Campus size: 50 acres
PSU buildings: 50
Residential student housing properties: 10
Moved to South Park Blocks: 1952
First bachelor's degrees: 1956
First master's degrees: 1964
First doctoral degrees: 1972
Schools and Colleges
COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
Join Portland’s largest creative community, a vibrant hub energized by innovation and bold expression in architecture, art, design, music, theater and film.
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Master the skills to teach and counsel others while creating a more equitable and inclusive world in Oregon’s most comprehensive school of education. Our 40+ programs provide the tools and flexible scheduling you'll need to better your community and yourself.
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES
Explore important questions facing humanity and nurture your passion for research and discovery. You'll master your discipline in one of our 100+ programs, all while learning to thrive in an ever-changing world.
COLLEGE OF URBAN AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Learn to be an effective leader, collaborator and problem-solver in high quality academic and professional programs that span urban planning, governance, public administration, economics and international studies.
Among the nation’s top schools for graduate studies in urban policy, public affairs, counseling, social work, healthcare management and business. Our urban campus takes you beyond the classroom with internships, research and field studies.
MASEEH COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
Launch your career in engineering and computer science in collaboration with world-class professors working on real-world problems. Our ties to industry give you professional skills through internships and research.
OHSU-PSU SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Two of Oregon’s leading universities, Oregon Health & Science University and Portland State University, have joined forces to prepare you for a rewarding career in public health.
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
Prepare for a career in social services or early childhood education and address the problems and issues that affect our community at its core, including homelessness, addiction, mental illness, poverty and child abuse.
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Shaping the future of business through inclusive, transformative learning and meaningful research. With world-class faculty and deep connections with regional industry partners, you’ll join an expansive network of today’s innovators.
UNIVERSITY HONORS COLLEGE
Challenge yourself with an academically intense curriculum in a tight community of highly motivated students and engaged professors in a small liberal arts college atmosphere. You’ll take on the city’s most pressing issues and find solutions together.