Facts : PSU By the Numbers

Max going through Urban Plaza

Enrollment (Fall 2021)

Undergraduate: 18,045
Graduate: 5,132
Women: 13,426
Men: 9,751
Total: 23,177

Enrollment Breakdown

Full-time: 62.2%
Part-time: 37.8%
Student to faculty ratio: 15:1
Students from Portland metro area: 63.4%
Students from Oregon: 78%
International Students: 6%
Top states represented: Washington, California, Hawaii, Colorado, and Texas
Top countries represented: India, China, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam
Students are enrolled from 450 states and 53 countries

First Year Snapshot

High school GPA 3.75+: 21.6%
High school mean GPA: 3.36
Average class size: 32
Retention rate (fresh.-soph. standing): 75.7%

Student Diversity

White: 52%
BIPOC: 37%
Latino: 17.1%
Asian: 9.5%
Black or African American: 3.9%
Native American: 1.1%
Multi-Ethnic: 5.9%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.5%
Other: 5.1%
First Generation Students: 46.2%
Students with Children: 25%

Full-Time Tuition and Fees (2021-2022)

$10,386 resident undergraduate (15 hrs/term)
$17,865 resident graduate (12 hrs/term)
$29,286 nonresident undergraduate (15 hrs/term)
$26,037 nonresident graduate (12 hr/term)

Financial Aid

Students receiving financial aid: 65%
Average dollar amount: $11,377
Pell grants: 46%
Loans: 43%
Grants and scholarships: 42%
Other: 27%
$2.4 million in student scholarships through the PSU Foundation

Top Undergraduate Majors

Psychology, Health Studies, Social Science, Marketing, Accounting, Biology, Computer Science, and  Management & Leadership 

Top Graduate Majors

Social Work, Education (M.Ed.), Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Education: Leadership & Policy

Top Doctoral Majors

Chemistry, Applied Psychology, Educational Leadership: Curriculum & Instruction, Biology, and Electrical & Computer Engineering

Degrees Awarded (2021-2022)

Bachelor's: 4,315
Master's: 1,545
Doctoral: 90
Total: 5,950

Degree Programs

Bachelor's: 93
Master's: 87
Doctoral: 21
Total: 201

Students in Urban Plaza

Research Expenditures

$61.5 million

Private Giving

$27.9 million

Economic Impact

$1.5 billion contribution

PSU Expenditures

$599 million

PSU Endowment

$100 million

Transportation

Mass transit: 32.3%
Walking: 17.5%
Driving alone: 21.9%
Bicycling: 4.7%
Carpool: 3.3%
Other: 3%
Remote Classes/Working: 17.2%

Community Partners

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

Employees (Fall 2021)

Research and instructional faculty: 1,690
Academic professionals and managers: 720
Administration: 94
Staff: 574
Graduate assistants: 542
Student employees: 1,497
Other: 293
Total: 5,410

Alumni

200,000+ (110,000 reside in the Portland metro area)

Campus

Campus size: 44 acres
PSU buildings: 48
Residential student housing properties: 9

Key Dates

Founded: 1946
Moved to South Park Blocks: 1952
First bachelor's degrees: 1956
First master's degrees: 1964
First doctoral degrees: 1972

Motto

Doctrina Urbi Serviat—"Let knowledge serve the city"

Traditions

Mascot: Victor E. Viking
Colors: Green and white