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Graduation Statistics

34%

graduate within six years
  • 39% within eight years
  • 13% within four years
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5,599 Graduates
Portland State University offers bachelors through doctoral degrees.
Bachelor's Master's Doctoral

Faculty Overview

2,599 Faculty
Full Time
  • 1,534 Instructional
  • 163 Research
  • 53 Public Service
Part Time
  • 711 Instructional
  • 90 Research
  • 48 Public Service

Study Options

Distance Learning

Can't make it to the campus? This college has remote classroom options.

Study Abroad Opportunities

This college has programs to study and gain cultural experiences in countries around the world.

Teacher Certification Offered

This college offers teacher certification.

ROTC - Army

Get leadership training and money for tuition.

Reviews Academic Rigor
  • Brittany from Tigard, OR
  • 4
  • When it comes to how much you learn I believe that it is up to you to take classes that are interesting and a little bit challenging, because the classes…

  • Aug-05-2009 Read More
  • Mary from Portland, OR
  • 4
  • Depending on how much you apply yourself you can really learn a lot. You learn from everyone and about everything, very interesting approach to teaching here.…

  • Jun-19-2009 Read More

Programs & Majors

Graduates in 2009/2010 academic year.

Architecture and Related Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Architecture 41 - -
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning - 40 -
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
African-American/Black Studies 4 - -
Women's Studies 21 - -
Biological and Biomedical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biochemistry 24 - -
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 129 10 3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Accounting 128 - -
Business Administration and Management, General 192 108 -
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other - 2 -
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 65 - -
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other 12 - -
Finance, General 90 63 -
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 95 - -
International Business/Trade/Commerce - 61 -
Logistics and Materials Management 42 - -
Management Information Systems, General 52 - -
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 132 - -
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Bachelor Master Doctorate
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric 145 7 -
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Computer Science 49 33 2
Education Bachelor Master Doctorate
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services - 42 -
Curriculum and Instruction - 104 4
Education, General - 174 -
Educational Leadership and Administration, General - - 1
Educational/Instructional Media Design - 7 -
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration - - 2
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education - 80 -
Special Education and Teaching, General - 42 1
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor - 30 -
Engineering Bachelor Master Doctorate
Civil Engineering, General 49 22 -
Computer Engineering, General 12 - -
Computer Software Engineering - 9 -
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 38 48 6
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 2 - -
Materials Engineering - 3 -
Mechanical Engineering 47 9 -
Systems Engineering - 2 -
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Bachelor Master Doctorate
Engineering/Industrial Management - 61 -
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician - - 1
English Language and Literature/Letters Bachelor Master Doctorate
Creative Writing - 56 -
English Language and Literature, General 116 18 -
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other 48 - -
Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor Master Doctorate
Chinese Language and Literature 8 - -
French Language and Literature 15 4 -
German Language and Literature 14 3 -
Japanese Language and Literature 15 4 -
Linguistics 32 - -
Russian Language and Literature 3 - -
Spanish Language and Literature 53 13 -
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences 26 30 -
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 100 - -
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other - 3 -
Health/Health Care Administration/Management - 20 -
Public Health Education and Promotion - 25 -
Public Health, Other 112 - -
History Bachelor Master Doctorate
History, General 98 12 -
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities Bachelor Master Doctorate
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 346 1 -
Mathematics and Statistics Bachelor Master Doctorate
Mathematics, General 38 15 2
Statistics, General - 6 -
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biological and Physical Sciences 124 6 -
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 18 - -
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution - 45 -
Systems Science and Theory - 7 4
Natural Resources and Conservation Bachelor Master Doctorate
Environmental Science 15 4 3
Environmental Studies 15 - -
Natural Resources Management and Policy - 10 -
Philosophy and Religious Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
Philosophy 37 - -
Physical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Chemistry, General 13 2 3
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other - 1 -
Geology/Earth Science, General 11 4 -
Physics, General 22 10 2
Psychology Bachelor Master Doctorate
Community Psychology - - 3
Psychology, General 235 6 -
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Bachelor Master Doctorate
Community Organization and Advocacy 52 - -
Public Administration - 79 4
Social Work 12 209 3
Security and Protective Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 140 12 -
Social Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Anthropology 27 4 -
Economics, General 77 5 -
Geography 47 3 -
International Relations and Affairs 46 - -
Political Science and Government, General 85 5 -
Social Sciences, General 268 - -
Sociology 72 9 -
Urban Studies/Affairs - 7 6
Visual and Performing Arts Bachelor Master Doctorate
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 19 - -
Art/Art Studies, General 3 - -
Conducting - 2 -
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 23 6 -
Film/Cinema Studies 20 - -
Fine/Studio Arts, General 51 12 -
Graphic Design 62 - -
Music Performance, General 14 3 -
Music Theory and Composition 1 - -
Music, General 10 7 -
Sculpture 5 - -
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 5 - -
Voice and Opera 2 - -