Success Starts Here

PORTLAND STATE gives you more than a college degree. We set you up for a lifetime of success. At PSU, we work hard to keep your tuition affordable and your opportunities endless. Connect with top employers. Find a career path that’s as unique as you are. Graduate with the skills and experience to earn more and do more — for yourself, your family and your community.

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Oregon’s best value

A PSU degree is an investment in your future. Our graduates make more money and are more likely to have a good job with benefits than high school grads. After 10 years, they earn $110,000 more than they spent on their education. That’s more than any other large university in the state, according to . After 40 years, PSU grads earn nearly $1 million more than they would without a college degree.

Oregon's most affordable

ʳ’s tuition is the lowest of any Oregon research university. And we help you pay it with innovative aid programs like:

So you can graduate with more money for your future.

alumni success

Kaltuma Mohamed

Kaltuma Mohamed ‘14, senior design researcher, Capital One

“PSU connected me with an amazing mentor and program that supported me well after graduation.”

Charles Truong

Charles Truong Nguyen ‘07, DMD

“The biology department was integral to my overall academic success and career goals. I earned my micro/molecular biology degree, graduated Summa Cum Laude and was accepted into dental school.”

Sasheen Turner

Sasheen Turner ‘20, account manager, AKQA global design agency, and luxury art dealer

“My professors really believed in me, because they knew I was serious about my future. They helped me find what I wanted to do, connected me with the right people, and gave me opportunities they knew I would take advantage of.”

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Make connections on campus

60,000 national jobs are listed on our student site each year

13,000 of those jobs are in the 51Ʒ metro area

200 paid local internships are posted at any given time

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Oregon’s most transformative college experience

PSU is ranked No. 1 in Oregon for social mobility by U.S. News & World Report. That means we help more low-income students succeed in college than any other college or university in Oregon.

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Be the change

PSU is proud to be Oregon’s most diverse urban research university. Social, climate, and racial justice is part of everything we do — in and out of the classroom. You learn how to be an ethical leader, work with all types of people, and make a difference in any field you choose.

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Build your future on our city blocks

At PSU, the city is your classroom. You don’t just study the issues that matter most to you. You have the opportunity to make a difference and gain valuable experience in internships, undergraduate research, and community-based senior capstone projects.