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Change Isn't a maybe. It's a must.

At Portland State University, bold isn’t a trait. It’s a choice.

That’s why we are more than Portland’s urban public research university. We are the testbed for tomorrow, empowering you to show Oregon and the world how different is done. Because the only thing that stands between us and a better future for all of us is the will to create it.

"I have three young boys, and I never thought I would make it through my bachelor's degree. Now I'm starting my Master's."

Lindsay Hallberg, Accounting & Finance

Michelle Harris, Psychology
Mariah Harris, English
"Some see a punk rocker. Others a business major. She just sees daddy."
Jeff Martinez, Business

Oregon's Top Transfer School



We welcome more career changers and transfer students than any other college in Oregon. It's easy to transfer to PSU, and we'll help you succeed once you get here.

Campus Life Should Reflect Actual Life

Nontraditional students are a big part of our tradition. We have many students who have children and work full-time. We offer on-campus child care, flexible online courses, and extensive support so you can balance your life and school.

Affordability in Action

PSU offers free and discounted tuition for eligible students through our Four Years Free, Transfers Finish Free, and Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) programs. Talk with a financial wellness coach about your options.

Academic Excellence

Our 200+ degree programs take you out of the classroom and into the community to make connections and advance your career.

Top-Ranked Programs

PSU is nationally recognized for our innovative teaching and expertise in fields such as social work, business and urban and public affairs.

Resources Across Campus

There is no one-size-fits-all at PSU. We tailor our academic resources to fit your needs with one-on-one advising, tutoring, and writing help. We are all here to help you achieve your goals.









Top Employers
of our graduates

Our graduates go on to invent for Intel, save lives at Oregon Health & Science University, design for Nike and launch their own innovative companies. And, they earn an average salary of $49,000 one year after graduation. More than 183,000 PSU alumni live all over the world, turning ideas into action.

  • Nike
  • Daimler Trucks
  • Amazon
  • OHSU
  • Providence
  • Apple
  • Intel
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • adidas

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