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 Portland State University

Portland State University - Portland, OR

724 SW Harrison, Portland, Oregon 97201

General information:(503)725-3511
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:28,584(22,780 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:21 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $6,764 $7,130 $7,764 -8%
Out-of-state $21,198 $21,642 $22,983 -6%
Books and supplies $1,911 $1,911 $1,920 -0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $9,774 $9,774 $9,801 -0%
Other $2,961 $2,961 $3,000 -1%
Off Campus
Room and board $11,500 $11,600 $11,700 -1%
Other $2,900 $3,070 $3,100 -1%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,900 $3,070 $3,200 -4%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $21,410 $21,776 $22,485 -5%
Off Campus $23,075 $23,711 $24,484 -4%
Off Campus with Family $11,575 $12,111 $12,884 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $35,844 $36,288 $37,704 -3%
Off Campus $37,509 $38,223 $39,703 -3%
Off Campus with Family $26,009 $26,623 $28,103 -7%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $6,156
In-state fees $1,608
Out-of-state tuition $21,375
Out-of-state fees $1,608
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $12,024
In-state fee $1,608
Out-of-state tuition $18,792
Out-of-state fees $1,608
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 957 70% --
Grant or scholarship aid 687 50% $5,068,358 $7,378
Federal grants 531 39% $2,730,318 $5,142
Pell grants 531 39% $2,428,036 $4,573
Other federal grants 297 22% $302,282 $1,018
State/local government grant or scholarships 105 8% $162,061 $1,543
Institutional grants or scholarships 437 32% $2,175,979 $4,979
Student loan aid 692 51% $4,281,324 $6,187
Federal student loans 690 51% $3,839,377 $5,564
Other student loans 36 3% $441,947 $12,276
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 9,721 45% $59,585,760 $6,130
Pell grants 8,496 39% $39,019,884 $4,593
Federal student loans 11,558 53% $98,917,537 $8,558

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $11,824 $12,021 $12,168
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $10,232 $10,013 $10,827
$30,001 - $48,000 $13,135 $11,801 $12,943
$48,001 - $75,000 $16,268 $15,702 $16,430
$75,001 - $110,000 $17,452 $17,005 $18,073
$110,001 and more $17,604 $17,626 $18,211

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 28,584
Undergraduate enrollment 22,780
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 3,458
Graduate enrollment 5,804
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$50

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,122 2,308 2,814
Percent admitted 69% 64% 74%
Percent admitted who enrolled 64% 30% 28%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1014 68%
ACT 0 0%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 460 590
SAT Math 460 580
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite . .
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 18 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AAMenWomen
All Track Combined 6463
Basketball 1315
Football 95-
Golf -7
Soccer -27
Softball -19
Tennis 88
Volleyball -14

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities12/01/1956 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs

04/01/1979 - 12/31/2006Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

05/12/1972 Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health

Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health

10/22/1996 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1995 - 04/09/2009Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1979 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

03/01/2005 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1959 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession324
Drug law violations1434 51
Liquor law violations18143
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 3127
Liquor law violations 1441
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 248
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 111
Aggravated assault 130
Burglary 394141
Motor vehicle theft 8133
Arson 251
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 146
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 101
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 1498
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 130
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate7%
Number in default374
Number in repayment5,334

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00321600

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Postbaccalaureate certificate
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architecture359--
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-26--
Environmental Design/Architecture---5
Category total3535-5
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies4---
Canadian Studies---1
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies---4
Latin American Studies---2
Near and Middle Eastern Studies---3
Women's Studies3--1
Category total28--11
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry17---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General2124-
Category total147124-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting5--60
Business Administration and Management, General61130--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-1--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other47---
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other1---
Finance, General1562--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General31---
International Business/Trade/Commerce-73-11
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management15---
Management Information Systems, General10---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General19---
Real Estate---24
Transportation/Mobility Management---5
Category total889266-100
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric27--
Category total1287--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science1463-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other---1
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance---1
Category total474632
Education Colleges
Adult and Continuing Education Administration---30
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-36--
Curriculum and Instruction-1293-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching---6
Education, General-157-3
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--192
Educational/Instructional Technology-14--
Elementary Education and Teaching---128
English/Language Arts Teacher Education---2
Foreign Language Teacher Education---2
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--219
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching---55
Secondary Education and Teaching---69
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-104--
Special Education and Teaching, General-78--
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other---25
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-34-17
Category total-5526448
Engineering Colleges
Civil Engineering, General129--
Computer Engineering, General9---
Computer Software Engineering-10-3
Electrical and Electronics Engineering70816-
Engineering, Other---4
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering12---
Materials Engineering-2--
Mechanical Engineering5015--
Systems Engineering-8-7
Category total216145614
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Engineering Technology, General---6
Engineering/Industrial Management-46--
Category total-46-6
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing-57--
English Language and Literature, General223--
Writing, General-20--
Category total127100--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management---21
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other3---
Category total60--21
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Chinese Language and Literature4---
French Language and Literature31--
German Language and Literature26--
Japanese Language and Literature15--
Linguistics30--3
Russian Language and Literature1---
Spanish Language and Literature41--
Turkish Language and Literature---1
Category total11413-4
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Audiology/Audiologist3936--
Community Health and Preventive Medicine25---
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-1--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management119--
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling---6
Public Health Education and Promotion-22--
Public Health, Other14---
Category total27278-6
History Colleges
History, General211--
Category total9111--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies111-3
Category total16111-3
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies28---
Category total371---
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General322--
Statistics, General-10-4
Category total4532-4
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences98--
Gerontology---11
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other137-12
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution-30--
Systems Science and Theory-37-
Category total16048723
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science2032-
Environmental Studies3---
Natural Resource Economics---2
Natural Resources Management and Policy-8--
Category total541122
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy7---
Category total42---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General1835-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other-1--
Geology/Earth Science, General144--
Hydrology and Water Resources Science---4
Physics, General753-
Category total571384
Psychology Colleges
Community Psychology--9-
Psychology, General137--
Category total28879-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Community Organization and Advocacy1---
Public Administration-58-5
Public Policy Analysis, General--1-
Social Work382235-
Category total9028165
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology15--
Economics, General513--
Geographic Information Science and Cartography---42
Geography213--
International Relations and Affairs3---
Political Science and Government, General46--
Social Sciences, General262--
Sociology46--
Urban Studies/Affairs--5-
Category total70645542
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3---
Art/Art Studies, General5---
Conducting-1--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General223--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies1---
Fine/Studio Arts, General28--
Graphic Design1---
Music Performance, General149--
Music Theory and Composition5---
Music, General13--
Sculpture7---
Visual and Performing Arts, Other7---
Voice and Opera1---
Category total22624--
Grand total413178356700