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Snapshot of Portland State
Snapshot of Portland State


Rahmat Shoureshi

Enrollment 2017-2018 (Fall term 2017)

Total: 27,670
Undergraduate: 21,848
Graduate: 5,822
Women: 15,308
Men: 12,362
Full time: 59.6%
Part time: 40.4%
International Students: 7.0%
Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1

Enrollment Breakdown

Percentage of Students from Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas counties: 65.4% 
Percentage of Oregon resident students: 77.5%
Top states represented: California, Washington, Hawaii, Idaho, and Colorado
Top countries represented: China, India, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Japan
Students are enrolled from all 50 states and 88 countries

Financial Aid

Students receiving financial aid: 72.0%
Average dollar amount: $11,377
Breakdown of awards:
Loans: 42.3%
Grants and scholarships: 42.1%
Other: 26.8%
$2.4 million in student scholarships through the PSU Foundation

Student Diversity

White: 56.6%
Asian: 8.4%
Latino: 12.5%
International: 7.0%
African American: 3.3%
Native American: 1.1%
Multi-Ethnic: 6.0%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: .06%
Other: 4.6%

Freshman Snapshot 

High school GPA 3.75+: 15%
High school mean GPA: 3.38
Average class size: 29 students
Retention rate (freshman to sophomore standing): 70.6%

Top Undergraduate Majors 

Management, Psychology, Health Studies, Biology, and Accounting

Top Graduate Majors 

Social Work, Education, and Education Leadership & Policy

Degrees Awarded 2016-2017

Total: 6,079
Bachelor's: 4,408
Master's: 1,593
Doctoral: 78

Degree Programs 2016-2017

Total: 211
Bachelor's: 92
Master's: 82
Doctoral: 37

Annual, Full-Time Tuition and Fees 2018-2019

$9,105 resident undergraduate (15 hrs/term)
$16,314 resident graduate  (12 hrs/term)
$27,060 nonresident undergraduate (15 hrs/term)
$24,090 nonresident graduate (12 hr/term)

Colleges and Schools

College of the Arts
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
College of Education
College of Urban and Public Affairs
Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science
The School of Business
OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
School of Social Work
Urban Honors College

Employees - (full and part time) Fall 2017

Total: 7,258
Research and Instructional Faculty: 1,947
Academic Professionals and Managers: 787
Administration: 94
Staff: 757
Graduate Assistants: 838
Student Employees: 2,472
Other: 363

Alumni 2016-2017

175,300+ (110,000 reside in the Portland metro area)

Transit Hub 2016-2017

Students using mass transit: 53%
Driving alone: 19%
Walking: 18%
Bicycling: 4%
Other/Carpool: 6%

Research Expenditures 2016-2017

$63.6 million

Private Giving 2016-2017

$27.9 million

Community Partners 2016-2017

Top Partners: Intel, OHSU, Portland Public Schools, City of Portland, Multnomah County, PGE
Community-based Learning Courses: 400 annually
Student Service Hours: 942,000 
Value of Service Hours: $22.75 million 

Economic Impact 2013-2014

$1.4 billion contribution 

PSU Expenditures 2016-2017

$567 million 

PSU Endowment 2016-2017

$73 million


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


Competes in 15 NCAA Division 1 intercollegiate varsity sports in the Big Sky Conference


Doctrina urbi serviat—"Let knowledge serve the city"


Mascot: Victor E. Viking
Colors: Green and white

Key Dates

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


Portland State University is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

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