Facts : PSU By the Numbers

Urban Plaza

Enrollment (Fall 2020)

Undergraduate: 18,959
Graduate: 5,020
Women: 13,795
Men: 10,184
Total: 23,979

Enrollment Breakdown

Full-time: 62.8%
Part-time: 37.2%
Student to faculty ratio: 18:1
Students from Portland metro area: 68.6%
Students from Oregon: 79%
International Students: 6.6%
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

Freshman Snapshot

High school GPA 3.75+: 23.1%
High school mean GPA: 3.47
Average class size: 30
Retention rate (fresh.-soph. standing): 72.6%

Student Diversity

White: 50.8%
Asian: 8.3%
Latino: 16.2%
International: 5%
Black or African American: 3.5%
Native American: 1%
Multi-Ethnic: 5.9%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
Other: 8.8%
First Generation Students: 37%
Students with Children: 25%

Full-Time Tuition and Fees (2019-2020)

$10,112 resident undergraduate (15 hrs/term)
$17,625 resident graduate (12 hrs/term)
$29,001 nonresident undergraduate (15 hrs/term)
$25,797 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, Biology, Computer Science, Marketing, Accounting

Top Graduate Majors

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

Degrees Awarded (2019-2020)

Bachelor's: 4,409
Master's: 1,593
Doctoral: 97
Total: 6,099

Degree Programs

Bachelor's: 111
Master's: 76
Doctoral: 24
Total: 211

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

$77 million

Transportation

Mass transit: 9.5%
Walking: 11%
Driving alone: 6%
Bicycling: 2%
Carpool: 1%
Other: 2%
Remote Classes/Working: 68%

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 2020)

Research and instructional faculty: 1,694
Academic professionals and managers: 749
Administration: 96
Staff: 597
Graduate assistants: 564
Student employees: 1,616
Other: 197
Total: 5,513

Alumni

178,600+ (110,000 reside in the Portland metro area)

Campus

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

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