Portland State University

Portland, OR

Portland State University

724 SW Harrison
Portland, OR 97201
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3.444425 Based on 9 Reviews
Career Preparation
B+
Students and Culture
B+
Facilities
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Activities and Groups
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Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Portland State University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

1940 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
 
 
 
16
 
Arabic Language and Literature
 
3
 
 
 
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
 
26
 
 
 
Art/Art Studies, General
 
0
 
 
 
Child Development
 
 
 
21
 
Chinese Language and Literature
 
2
 
 
 
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
 
 
36
 
 
Creative Writing
 
22
20
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
54
 
9
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
 
 
26
 
 
Education, General
 
 
204
5
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
 
 
 
0
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
73
0
1
Educational/Instructional Technology
 
 
0
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
102
7
 
 
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
 
 
 
0
 
Foreign Language Teacher Education
 
 
 
0
 
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
 
 
0
 
 
French Language and Literature
 
7
1
 
 
German Language and Literature
 
6
4
 
 
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
 
 
 
22
2
Japanese Language and Literature
 
19
3
 
 
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
 
 
 
0
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
 
227
0
 
 
Mathematics Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
0
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
 
0
 
 
 
Russian Language and Literature
 
7
 
3
 
Spanish Language and Literature
 
41
6
 
 
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
 
67
 
1
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
 
129
8
 
 
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
 
 
 
738
 
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/Esl Language Instructor
 
 
11
10
 
Turkish Language and Literature
 
 
 
1
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1780 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African Studies
 
 
 
2
 
African-American/Black Studies
 
1
 
1
 
Anthropology
 
29
4
 
 
Asian Studies/Civilization
 
 
 
8
 
Chinese Language and Literature
 
2
 
 
 
Community Organization and Advocacy
 
37
 
 
 
Community Psychology
 
 
 
 
9
Demography and Population Studies
 
 
 
2
 
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
 
1
 
2
 
European Studies/Civilization
 
 
 
0
 
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
 
 
 
7
 
History, General
 
54
7
 
 
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
 
70
 
 
 
International Relations and Affairs
 
72
 
 
 
International/Global Studies
 
20
 
34
 
Jewish/Judaic Studies
 
1
 
 
 
Latin American Studies
 
 
 
3
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
 
 
 
4
 
Linguistics
 
28
 
0
 
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
 
 
 
1
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
 
128
0
6
 
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
 
 
 
2
 
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
 
28
26
 
 
Philosophy
 
29
 
 
 
Political Science and Government, General
 
90
2
 
 
Psychology, General
 
320
4
 
 
Public Administration
 
 
50
5
 
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
 
 
 
6
 
Public Policy Analysis, General
 
 
14
 
2
Public Policy Analysis, Other
 
 
 
9
 
Social Sciences, General
 
234
0
 
 
Social Work
 
72
235
 
6
Sociology
 
77
7
 
4
Urban Studies/Affairs
 
6
4
 
4
Women's Studies
 
11
 
0
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1520 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
191
 
57
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
221
58
 
 
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
 
76
 
 
 
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
 
15
12
4
 
Economics, General
 
31
0
 
 
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
 
 
 
5
 
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
 
 
 
3
 
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
 
0
 
 
 
Finance, General
 
190
1
 
 
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
 
 
 
6
 
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
 
148
 
 
 
International Business/Trade/Commerce
 
 
16
12
 
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
 
134
26
12
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
204
 
 
 
Project Management
 
 
 
10
 
Real Estate
 
0
21
10
 
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
 
 
 
33
 
Taxation
 
 
23
1
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

724 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architecture
 
52
14
 
 
Architecture and Related Services, Other
 
 
 
1
 
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
 
 
29
 
 
Civil Engineering, General
 
64
22
 
11
Computer Engineering, General
 
20
 
 
 
Computer Engineering, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Computer Software Engineering
 
 
0
0
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
65
134
0
5
Engineering Technology, General
 
 
 
11
 
Engineering, Other
 
 
 
4
 
Engineering/Industrial Management
 
 
33
4
4
Environmental Design/Architecture
 
 
 
2
 
Environmental Science
 
39
7
 
6
Environmental Studies
 
23
 
 
3
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
 
10
 
 
 
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
 
 
 
13
 
Materials Engineering
 
 
14
 
 
Mechanical Engineering
 
106
23
 
4
Natural Resource Economics
 
 
 
0
 
Transportation/Mobility Management
 
 
 
1
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

706 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry
 
66
 
 
 
Biological and Physical Sciences
 
150
0
 
 
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
168
6
 
2
Biostatistics
 
 
16
 
 
Chemistry, General
 
21
1
 
4
Environmental Health
 
 
5
 
 
Financial Mathematics
 
 
35
 
 
Geography
 
32
16
 
 
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
 
 
0
0
 
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
28
6
 
 
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
 
 
 
3
 
Mathematics, General
 
70
20
 
1
Physics, General
 
30
5
 
2
Statistics, General
 
 
7
3
 
Systems Science and Theory
 
 
7
 
2

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

645 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Audiology/Audiologist
 
92
84
 
 
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
 
242
 
 
 
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other
 
 
 
5
 
Gerontology
 
 
 
5
 
Health and Wellness, General
 
28
 
 
 
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
 
 
2
 
 
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
 
6
22
 
 
Lactation Consultant
 
 
 
1
 
Public Health Education and Promotion
 
 
18
 
 
Public Health, General
 
 
21
4
1
Public Health, Other
 
114
 
 
 

290 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Conducting
 
 
1
 
 
Dance, General
 
0
 
0
 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
18
0
 
 
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
 
67
 
 
 
Fine/Studio Arts, General
 
57
3
 
 
Graphic Design
 
94
 
 
 
Keyboard Instruments
 
 
1
 
 
Music Performance, General
 
12
6
 
 
Music Theory and Composition
 
4
 
 
 
Music, General
 
1
1
 
 
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
 
1
 
 
 
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
 
 
8
 
 
Sculpture
 
0
 
 
 
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
 
10
 
 
 
Voice and Opera
 
6
 
 
 
Writing, General
 
 
0
 
 

258 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
 
 
 
1
 
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
 
 
 
2
 
Computer Science
 
146
82
 
1
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
 
 
 
23
 
Management Information Systems, General
 
0
 
 
 
Systems Engineering
 
 
0
3
 

41 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Publishing
 
 
35
 
 
Recording Arts Technology/Technician
 
6
 
 
 

10 Agriculture Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Natural Resources Management and Policy
 
 
8
 
 
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
 
 
 
2
 

1 Hospitality Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
 
 
 
1
 

1 Trades and Careers Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations
 
 
 
1
 

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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Portland State University.

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
 
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
 
 
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
 
 
 
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
 
 
 
 
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
 
 
 
 
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Specialized Institution Accreditations
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
  • Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration
  • Health Management and Policy (HMP) - Graduate Program in Health Management and Policy
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
  • English Language (Intensive English Language Program (IELP))
Council on Education for Public Health
  • Public Health Programs (PHPBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level programs offered outside a school of public health
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

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

B+ Great
Career Preparation

What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?

3.4444444444444 Based on 9 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2012

    I am not sure I know how to answer that question- but, I found my education at PSU to be very valuable.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    MA - Nonprofit Management, Class of 1982

    Various ones - depending on the major

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Business Administration - Accounting, Class of 1982

    Many of the instructors were worked in the field of accountancy

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    English Lit., Class of 2010

    They believe they provide many, they in fact provide none.

    1 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Russian Language, Class of 2010

    I didn't really think of my school that way, ever. So I am not sure how to answer here.

    4 Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

3.2222222222222 Based on 9 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Masters in education, Class of 1992

    Too long ago to be relevant

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2012

    It is an urban state school so it is relatively diverse, especially for the area (Pacific Northwest).

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Arts and Letters, Class of 2005

    Liberal, open, easy to navigate

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Business Administration - Accounting, Class of 1982

    Commuter school - not much student activity as students came to class and the went to jobs

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2010

    older population. most students live off campus and commute.

    3 Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

3.6666666666667 Based on 9 Reviews
  • Alumni
    B.S., Class of 1980

    Average quality facilities, little student housing

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2012

    It varies- some of the buildings are very new and high-tech, others are very old and a bit run-down. In general, though, I was pleased with the facilities.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    MA - Nonprofit Management, Class of 1982

    Very good - up to date

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Business Administration - Accounting, Class of 1982

    Since I was in school, the dining halls, classrooms and dorms have been improved.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2010

    old but adequate. new library, old science labs.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    English Lit., Class of 2010

    Indulgent, as though education were about rock-climbing gyms and Taco-Bell as opposed to actual learning. They feel like misappropriation of public funds.

    1 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Russian Language, Class of 2010

    Good facilities as far as labs, and the classrooms are much like any classroom you'd expect.

    4 Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

3.4444444444444 Based on 9 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2012

    I'm not sure, as I was not really involved in those aspects of the university.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Business Administration - Accounting, Class of 1982

    Beta Alpha Psi - Accounting Fraternity was big in the business school - OSPIRG was also big for student involvement

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2010

    not sure. i didn't join any groups

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    English Lit., Class of 2010

    The Ooligon Press working-press publishing program was fantastic, until the university gutted it for its profit in 2011.

    1 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Russian Language, Class of 2010

    I have no idea. I just finished my degree there. I didn't really interact with groups.

    4 Rated January 2016
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