Portland state University
about the university
Portland State University has been emboldening students and challenging the status quo in Portland for 75 years. From our founding to serve veterans home from World War II, we have been committed to meeting the needs of individual students and society as a whole.
We first opened in 1946 as the Vanport Extension Center for 220 students in Vanport, a city built to house wartime shipyard workers. Since then, we have grown into Oregon’s most diverse urban public research university with 26,000 students and more than 200 degree programs.
Portland State University is more than Portland’s public research university. It’s a place to test ideas and projects that show the world how different is done. Our innovative approach combines education with creative problem-solving and collaboration across campus for maximum impact.
We are dedicated to collaborative learning, innovative research, sustainability and community engagement.
We educate a diverse community of lifelong learners.
Our research and teaching have global impact.
the numbers speak
Our graduates go on to invent for Intel, save lives at Oregon Health & Science University, design for Nike, and launch their own innovative companies. And, they earn a median salary of $51,000 one year after graduation. More than 183,000 PSU alumni live all over the world, turning ideas into action.
the PSU Edge
At Portland State University, change isn’t a maybe. It’s a must. We are proud to be Oregon’s most diverse, affordable, and innovative public urban research university. On our campus in the heart of downtown Portland, we embolden you to chart your own path to a better tomorrow. And we give you all the support, connections, and experiences you need to get there. Because we believe every time your success inspires others, you change the world.
Portland, Oregon is a cool place to live, work and study. It’s why Niche named Portland State University as one of the nation’s top college locations. Our downtown campus is in the middle of a thriving city and only a short drive to both snow-capped peaks and the Pacific Ocean. At PSU, you have easy access to all the fun events and rugged beauty in the Pacific Northwest.
Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, United States
ranking and accolades
Portland State University is proud to be ranked among the most sustainable, distinctive, and transformative schools in the nation. We are nationally recognized for our innovative teaching and academic expertise in fields such as urban and public affairs. And we earn consistently high marks for being LGBTQ-friendly, bicycle-friendly, and environmentally-friendly by the organizations that care most about those issues.
tuition & other expenses
Tuition and fees will vary each term. This is an estimate using an average number of 15 credits per term based on your expected enrollment plan. Mandatory fees are included in this amount and cover services such as access to the Health Center and Recreation Center.
Choose from 200+ degree and certificate programs that put your ideas in action. Our accredited undergraduate programs give you the creative problem-solving and communication skills you need to excel. From our core University Studies courses to our expanding flexible and online options, we offer a clear path to your future.
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