Portland State University

Portland, OR
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Portland State University Review

Portland, OR, 724 SW Harrison
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Career Preparation B+
Students and Culture B+
Facilities B+
Activities and Groups B+
B+
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Portland State University is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 27,488 students and offering 210 degrees in Portland, OR.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

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.
1
Human and Social Sciences
1,683 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
6
1
Anthropology
53
6
Asian Studies/civilization
4
Community Organization and Advocacy
40
Community Psychology
9
European Studies/civilization
1
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/chicano Studies
0
History
63
6
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services
75
International Relations and Affairs
50
Latin American Studies
7
Linguistics
50
0
Marriage and Family Therapy/counseling
1
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
71
0
6
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
2
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
17
Philosophy
32
Political Science
67
4
Psychology
333
8
Public Administration
71
4
Public Policy Analysis
1
Social Sciences
289
0
Social Work
48
224
5
Sociology
81
8
3
Urban Studies/affairs
3
8
Women's Studies
25
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Education and Liberal Arts
1,654 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
16
Arabic Language and Literature
4
Art Studies
5
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
11
Chinese Language and Literature
2
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
0
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
48
Creative Writing
38
Curriculum and Instruction
75
8
Education
212
2
Education/teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
3
Educational/instructional Technology
7
Educational Leadership and Administration
78
0
2
English Language and Literature
129
9
English/language Arts Teacher Education
1
Foreign Language Teacher Education
0
Foreign Languages and Literatures
1
French Language and Literature
12
1
German Language and Literature
7
3
Higher Education/higher Education Administration
19
2
Japanese Language and Literature
13
2
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education and Teaching
1
Liberal Arts
284
0
Mathematics Teacher Education
1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
0
Russian Language and Literature
8
8
Spanish Language and Literature
46
4
Special Education and Teaching
62
0
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
147
15
Student Counseling and Personnel Services
9
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
309
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
27
22
Turkish Language and Literature
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Business
1,241 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
138
64
Business Administration and Management
163
83
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
82
Economics
75
7
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
1
Finance
121
42
Finance and Financial Management Services
2
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration
123
International Business
36
6
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
98
14
Marketing/marketing Management
150
Project Management
8
Real Estate
8
6
5
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations
9
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Engineering
683 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architecture
63
13
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning
44
Civil Engineering
60
43
3
Computer Engineering
18
Computer Engineering
1
Computer Software Engineering
0
0
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
39
120
1
3
Engineering
3
Engineering/industrial Management
40
4
2
Engineering Technology
7
Environmental Design/architecture
4
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
13
Environmental Science
24
4
1
Environmental Studies
36
1
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
28
Materials Engineering
1
Mechanical Engineering
77
24
Natural Resource Economics
5
Transportation/mobility Management
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Mathematics and Science
531 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry
20
Biological and Physical Sciences
138
7
Biology
148
7
4
Chemistry
16
4
7
Geography
30
9
Geological and Earth Sciences/geosciences
0
1
Geology/earth Science
21
7
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
3
Mathematics
43
17
0
Physics
15
3
8
Statistics
10
4
Systems Science and Theory
7
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Healthcare
464 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Audiology/audiologist
75
48
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
165
Gerontology
13
Health/health Care Administration/management
8
22
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
2
Public Health
108
Public Health
1
Public Health Education and Promotion
22
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Art and Design
279 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Conducting
4
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
9
4
Film/cinema/video Studies
41
Fine Arts
80
11
Graphic Design
63
Music
10
4
Music Performance
9
10
Music Theory and Composition
5
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
1
Sculpture
0
Visual and Performing Arts
8
Voice and Opera
3
Writing
17
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Legal and Law
206 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Criminal Justice
196
5
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Computer Technology
134 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
0
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
1
Computer Science
80
43
6
Management Information Systems
1
Systems Engineering
3
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Hospitality
16 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Foodservice Systems Administration/management
16
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Agriculture
6 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Natural Resources Management and Policy
6
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Portland State University.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Criminal Justice
Curriculum and Instruction
Liberal Arts
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Social Sciences
Social Work
Special Education and Teaching
*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.
School 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 Management and Policy (HMP) - Graduate Program in Health Management and Policy
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration
Council on Education for Public Health Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 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 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?
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.

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

Various ones - depending on the major

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

Many of the instructors were worked in the field of accountancy

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English Lit., Class of 2010

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

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.

Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 9 Reviews
Alumni
Masters in education, Class of 1992

Too long ago to be relevant

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).

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Arts and Letters, Class of 2005

Liberal, open, easy to navigate

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

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2010

older population. most students live off campus and commute.

Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 9 Reviews
Alumni
B.S., Class of 1980

Average quality facilities, little student housing

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.

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

Very good - up to date

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

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

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2010

old but adequate. new library, old science labs.

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.

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.

Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
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.

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

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2010

not sure. i didn't join any groups

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.

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.

Rated January 2016
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