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Portland State University

Portland State University

Portland State University

Portland State University (PSU) is a public state urban university located in downtown Portland, Oregon, United States. Founded in 1946, it has the largest overall enrollment of any university in the state of Oregon, including undergraduate and graduate students. It is also the only public university in the state that is located in a major metropolitan city. Portland State is part of the Oregon University System. The current President is Wim Wiewel, who began his term in August 2008. Its athletic teams are known as the Portland State Vikings with school colors of forest green and white. Teams compete at the NCAA Division I Level, primarily in the Big Sky Conference. Schools at PSU include the Portland State University School of Business Administration, Graduate School of Education, School of Fine and Performing Arts, School of Social Work, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Portland State is the largest and fastest growing school in the Oregon University System. The Portland State University is ranked among the “Best in the West” and as a “College With a Conscience” by the Princeton Review. In recent years, Portland State has increasingly added more doctoral programs as it has grown from its original mission as a liberal arts undergraduate college into a more broad-based research university. Recently added doctorates are Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Applied Psychology, Engineering & Technology Management, Mechanical Engineering and Sociology.
Portland State awarded a total of 4,738 degrees for the 2007-08 academic year, including 3,200 bachelor’s degrees, 1,485 master’s degrees and 53 doctoral degrees.

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Portland State University Tuition and Fees

Cost of Attendance In-state: $20,771
Out-of-state: $35,283
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,130
Out-of-state: $21,642
Room and Board
$9,300
Books and Supplies
$1,854
Other Expenses
$2,487
Payment Plans Credit card, installment plan

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