The Fact Book provides statistical data and information for use within and outside the university. It includes sections on students, degree awarded, student credit hours, and employees using traditional tables at a summary level with drill-down capabilities.
In 2019-2020, the PSU Board of Trustees requested that the President, working with his Executive Team, develop a set of metrics in the areas of finance, undergraduate and graduate enrollment, and student success. The metrics were approved by the Board of Trustees in its meeting on August 20, 2020. For more information please visit the University Metrics page.
Enrollment modeling is an important piece of PSU's data-informed decision making. Beginning in 1999-2000, OIRP has used Markov Chains to project headcount, FTE, and student credit hour enrollment, first for the Oregon University System, and later for fiscal and enrollment planning at the University. Read this presentation to learn about the modeling technique and follow a step-by-step process used to create the annual projection.
Common Data Set
The Common Data Set, used by institutions across the US, was created by publishers and the educational community "to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in a student's transition into higher education." It contains both general and detailed information on Portland State's students, faculty, resources, and other commonly reported facts. For more information visit the Common Data Set Initiative. The Common Data Set Archive reports are available.
Retention and Graduation
The institutional retention rate represents the percentage of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking freshmen who enter PSU in the Fall term and are still enrolled at PSU one year later.
The institutional graduation rate represents the percentage of first-time, full-time, bachelor’s degree-seeking freshmen who graduate from PSU with a bachelor’s degree within six years of their matriculation at PSU.
Institutional Data Archive
This archive contains historical data from OIRP Fact Book and Statistical Portrait.