Portland State University

Portland, OR
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Portland State University Reviews

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

Check out the online programs offered at Portland State University

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Criminal Justice/safety Studies
Curriculum and Instruction
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Special Education and Teaching, General

*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
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
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 Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting 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
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 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
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
B.S., Class of 1980
Employment office
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Masters in education, Class of 1992
Don't know
Rated January 2016
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
Arts and Letters, Class of 2005
Career center
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
Psychology, Class of 2010
nothing
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
B.S., Class of 1980
Urban
Rated January 2016
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
MA - Nonprofit Management, Class of 1982
Open and interactive
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
Alumni
English Lit., Class of 2010
Commuter, and Asian-exchange.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Russian Language, Class of 2010
?
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
Masters in education, Class of 1992
Idk
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
Arts and Letters, Class of 2005
They seemed fine. Adequate.
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
B.S., Class of 1980
Politics
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Masters in education, Class of 1992
Now? Who knows?
Rated January 2016
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
MA - Nonprofit Management, Class of 1982
????
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Arts and Letters, Class of 2005
Theater, football, radio
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