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Portland State University
  • Graduate School
  • PORTLAND, OR

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Portland State is a public graduate school in Portland, Oregon. It has a large graduate student body with an enrollment of 5,354 graduate students. Of the 73 graduate programs offered at Portland State University, 2 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Portland State University are Teaching, Social Work, and Electrical Engineering. 54% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
5,354
Part-Time Grad Students
2,869
Research Assistants
208
Teaching Assistants
421
Racial Diversity
  • White
    67.1%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    9.2%
  • Hispanic
    8%
  • Asian
    4.7%
  • Unknown
    4%
  • Multiracial
    3.5%
  • African American
    2.3%
  • Native American
    1%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.3%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 20 responses
  • Driven
    10%
  • Down-to-earth
    40%
  • Friendly
    15%
  • Intellectual
    5%
  • Organized
    5%
  • passionate
    25%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 19 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    16%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    37%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    37%
  • Diverse
    11%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
85%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 20 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 20 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 20 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 20 responses
  • $75K-$100K
    5%
  • $50K-$75K
    25%
  • $25K-$50K
    30%
  • <$25K
    40%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 20 responses
  • $125K-$150K
    5%
  • <$50K
    20%
  • Did not graduate yet
    75%
80%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 20 responses

Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C minus
  3. Nightlife
    grade A+
Median Household Income
$38,213
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,168
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$413,464
National
$217,500

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