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Facts : PSU By the Numbers

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Enrollment (Fall 2023)

Undergraduate: 16,423
Graduate: 4,617
Women: 11,975
Men: 8,623
Non-Binary: 387
Unknown Gender: 55
Total Enrollment: 21,040

Enrollment Breakdown

Full-time: 60.7%
Part-time: 39.3%
Student to faculty ratio: 17:1
Students from Portland metro area: 64.1%
Students from Oregon: 81.2%
International Students: 5.6%
Top states represented: Washington, California, Hawaii, Colorado, and Nevada 
Top countries represented: India, Kuwait, Japan, China, and Saudi Arabia
Students are enrolled from 50 states and 63 countries

First Year Snapshot

High school GPA 3.75+: 25.5%
High school mean GPA:3.37
Average class size: 24
Retention rate (First year standing): 74.8%

Student Diversity

White: 49.5%
BIPOC: 40.1%
Latino: 18.6%
Asian: 8.8%
Black or African American: 4.3%
Native American: 1.5%
Multi-Ethnic: 6.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.6%
Other: 4.8%
First Generation Students: 49.4%
First Generation BIPOC Students: 58.9%
Students with Children: 24%

Full-Time Tuition and Fees (2023-2024)

$11,238 resident undergraduate (15 credits/term)
$14,424 resident graduate (9 credits/term)
$30,138 non-resident undergraduate (15 credits/term)
$20,553 non-resident graduate (9 credits/term)

Financial Aid

Students receiving financial aid: 61%
Average dollar amount: $14,053
Pell grants: 30%
Loans: 38%
Grants and scholarships: 39%
Other: 29%
$3.3 million in student scholarships through the PSU Foundation

Top Undergraduate Majors

Psychology, Computer Science, Biology, Marketing, and Accounting 

Top Graduate Majors

Social Work, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PSU-OHSU School of Public Health, Computer Science, and Counseling

Top Doctoral Majors

Computer Science, Applied Psychology, PSU-OHSU School of Public Health, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mathematical Sciences

Degrees Awarded (2023-2022)

Bachelor's: 3,839
Master's: 1,717
Doctoral: 75
Total: 5,621

Degree Programs

Bachelor's: 95
Master's: 88
Doctoral: 21
Total: 204

Students in Urban Plaza

Research Expenditures

$95.5 million

Private Giving

$34.3 million

PSU Endowment

$98 million

Transportation

Mass transit: 32.3%
Walking:14.1%
Driving alone: 21.4%
Bicycling: 6.5%
Carpool: 4.0%
Other: 3%
Remote Classes/Working:18.7%

Community Partners

Top Partners:,,,,,, and 
Community-based Learning Courses: 400 annually
Student Service Hours: 990,000
Value of Service Hours: $23 million

Employees (Fall 2023)

Research and instructional faculty: 1,595
Academic professionals and managers: 356
Administration: 143
Classified Staff: 812
Graduate assistants: 523
Student employees: 1,426
Other: 377
Total: 5,232

Alumni

210,500+ (124,395 reside in the Portland metro area)

Campus

Campus size: 44 acres
PSU buildings: 48
Residential student housing properties: 9

Key Dates

Founded: 1946
Moved to South Park Blocks: 1952
First bachelor's degrees: 1956
First master's degrees: 1964
First doctoral degrees: 1972

Motto

Doctrina Urbi Serviat—"Let knowledge serve the city"

Traditions

Mascot: Victor E. Viking
Colors: Green and white