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Portland State University

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Rating

Public

Type

32,445

Students

$26,910

Tuition

96%

Acceptance

#1551

Ranking

Large City

Campus Setting

Portland, OR

724 SW Harrison, Portland, OR 97201

Portland State University is a very large public university located in Portland, OR ranked 24th in Oregon. It has a total of 25,354 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 95.8% of applicants. Portland State University offers 253 different majors and is best known for its Community Organization and Advocacy, Recording Arts Technology, and Russian Language and Literature programs (nationally ranked 21st, 23rd, and 25th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,079 for in-state students and $26,910 for those from out-of-state, Portland State University is somewhat moderately costly. 46.1% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $44,700 per year, which is 8% over the national median.
Rankings

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Cost

$28,410
Above Average

Portland State University

$28,410

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$45,786

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$38,533

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

96%Acceptance
Not Very Selective

Portland State University

96%

National

69%
Sat

1000 - 1220

42% of students submit

Admissions Yield

25%

ACT

17 - 24

33% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Considered but not required

Application Fee

$50

Students

25,354Undergrads
Large Student Population

Full-Time

94%

Part-Time

6%
Male

46%

In-state

83%

Female

54%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

34%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
5% Psychology, General5% Social Work4% Business Administration and Management, General86% Others

5% Psychology, General

5% Social Work

4% Business Administration and Management, General

86% Others

Psychology, General

5%

324 Graduates

Social Work

5%

313 Graduates

Business Administration and Management, General

4%

279 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

4%

234 Graduates

Computer Science

3%

229 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

3%

227 Graduates

Education, General

3%

204 Graduates

Marketing/Marketing Management, General

3%

204 Graduates

Academics

C+
Professors
StudentsProfessors21:121:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

21

Number of Library Books

1,085,207

Academic Spend per Student

$10,174

Full-time Retention Rate

74%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$34,500/Year

Portland State University

$34,500

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$34,500

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$44,700

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

46%