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Facts

PSU By the Numbers

Urban Plaza

Enrollment Breakdown

Full time: 61%
Part time: 39%
International students: 6%
Student to faculty ratio: 20:1
Students from Portland metro area: 65%
Students from Oregon: 78%
Top states represented: California, Washington, Hawaii, Idaho, and Colorado
Top countries represented: China, India, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Vietnam
Students are enrolled from all 50 states and 78 countries

Student Diversity

White: 52%
Asian: 8%
Latino: 14%
International: 6%
Black or African American: 3%
Native American: 1%
Multi-Ethnic: 6%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: .05%
Other: 9%
First Generation Students: 37%
Students with Children: 25%

Employees (Fall 2019)

Total: 6,338
Research and instructional faculty: 1,796
Academic professionals and managers: 742
Administration: 91
Staff: 680
Graduate assistants: 680
Student employees: 2,019
Other: 355

Motto

Doctrina urbi serviat—"Let knowledge serve the city"

Traditions

Mascot: Victor E. Viking
Colors: Green and white

Financial Aid

Students receiving financial aid: 65%
Average dollar amount: $11,377
Pell grants: 45%
Loans: 45.0%
Grants and scholarships: 42%
Other: 27%
$2.4 million in student scholarships through the PSU Foundation

Students in Urban Plaza

Freshman Snapshot

High school mean GPA: 3.45
Average class size: 35
Retention rate (fresh.-soph. standing): 74%

Top Undergraduate Majors

Psychology, Biology, Computer Science, Accounting, Management and Leadership

Top Graduate Majors

Social Work, Education, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Education Leadership & Policy

Degrees Awarded (2018-2019)

Total: 6,166
Bachelor's: 4,428
Master's: 1,655
Doctoral: 83

Degree Programs

Total: 203
Bachelor's: 93
Master's: 89
Doctoral: 21

Alumni

178,600+ (110,000 reside in the Portland metro area)

Athletics

15 NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports (Big Sky Conference)

Transportation

Mass transit: 49%
Walking: 19%
Driving alone: 19%
Bicycling: 4%
Carpool/Other: 6%

Full-Time Tuition and Fees (2019-2020)

$9,578 resident undergraduate (15 hrs/term)
$17,124 resident graduate (12 hrs/term)
$28,410 nonresident undergraduate (15 hrs/term)
$25,296 nonresident graduate (12 hr/term)

Community Partners

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

Research Expenditures

$65.3 million

Private Giving

$27.9 million

Economic Impact

$1.5 billion contribution

PSU Expenditures

$590 million

PSU Endowment

$77 million

Campus

Campus size: 50 acres
PSU buildings: 50
Residential student housing properties: 10

Key Dates

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