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Portland State University: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees          
In-state $5,210 $5,763 $6,147 $6,764 10.0%
Out-of-state $17,435 $17,829 $18,837 $21,198 12.5%
Books and supplies $1,800 $1,850 $1,900 $1,911 0.6%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board - - $9,486 $9,774 3.0%
Other - - $2,889 $2,961 2.5%
Off Campus          
Room and board $10,330 $10,500 $11,000 $11,500 4.5%
Other $3,500 $3,800 $2,889 $2,900 0.4%
Off Campus with Family          
Other $3,500 $3,800 $2,889 $2,900 0.4%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
In-state          
On Campus $7,010 $7,613 $20,422 $21,410 4.8%
Off Campus $20,840 $21,913 $21,936 $23,075 5.2%
Off Campus with Family $10,510 $11,413 $10,936 $11,575 5.8%
Out-of-state          
On Campus $19,235 $19,679 $33,112 $35,844 8.3%
Off Campus $33,065 $33,979 $34,626 $37,509 8.3%
Off Campus with Family $22,735 $23,479 $23,626 $26,009 10.1%
 

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Map of Portland State University

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2008
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,400 2,038 2,362
Percent admitted 77% 74% 80%
Percent admitted who enrolled 52% 55% 49%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program X  
Recommendations   X
Formal demonstration of competencies   X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2008 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1,214 69%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 460 590
SAT Math 460 570

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities 12/1/1956 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs 5/12/1972 -   Accredited
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs 4/1/1979 - 12/31/2006 Resigned
Council on Education for Public Health
Community Health Education (CHE) and Community Health/Preventive Medicine (CHPM) - Graduate programs offered outside schools of public health 10/22/1996 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1995 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1979 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 3/1/2005 -   Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools 1/1/1959 -   Accredited