Portland State University

Portland State University

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About

What They’re Known For

Portland State University has the largest undergraduate and graduate enrollment in the state of Oregon. Founded in 1946, this public research university offers Bachelors and Masters degree programs as well as Doctorates in 17 fields, with fully online options in several areas, including criminal justice, systems engineering, an online MBA program, certificate programs and more.  

Unique Opportunities

Portland State encourages its students to become self-motivated and self-disciplined while enrolled in its varied online learning programs. 

  • Online instruction at Portland State takes place in small learning communities.
  • Some online programs at the university partner with community colleges, helping students who already have Associate degree qualifications earn Bachelors credentials.

Why We Love Portland State University

  • Aside from its academics, the school is widely known for its sustainability and green initiatives.
  • Portland State has received a number of impressive rankings, including its acknowledgment as one of the nation's Up-and-Coming National Universities in 2013 by U.S. News and World Report.