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Portland State University Tuition & Fees Report

Inexpensive In-State Tuition & Fees
Expensive Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does Portland State University Cost?

Is what Portland State University charges for in-state and out-of-state tuition and fee reasonable when compared to nation, state and regional averages? Find out here. If you're looking for specific information on Portland State University costs, you can go to any of the following sections:

How Much Does Portland State University Charge for Tuition?

$9,807 In-State Tuition & Fees
$27,447 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

In 2020-2021, the average out-of-state tuition and fees at Portland State University ran about $27,447 per year for students working on an undergraduate degree. In-state undergraduates received a discount for tuition and fees at the school and only had to pay $9,807 per year.


These tuition and fees costs include one year of academic instruction, but do not cover room and board.

The numbers quoted on this page are all sticker price and don't include any financial aid or scholarships students may qualify for.

How much does Portland State University cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do Portland State University Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

At the national level, average out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,933 a year. At $27,447 a year, the average out-of-state tuition at Portland State University was high when compared to the national average.

Undergraduates who attend school in the same state they live in pay around $16,784 in yearly tuition and fees. In-state undergraduates at Portland State University pay about $9,807 a year, which is significantly less than the countrywide average.

The chart below shows how Portland State University compares to other schools nationwide, in the region, and in the state.

NationwideFar Western USOregon
Out-of-State Tuition & FeesExpensiveExpensiveExpensive
In-State Tuition & FeesInexpensiveInexpensiveInexpensive

Remember to also consider financial aid when trying to decide if you can afford to go to a particular school. For more details on that, see: Portland State University Financial Aid.

Portland State University Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

4.49% In-State Tuition Increase
2.20% Out-of-State Tuition Increase
$48,511 Est. 4-Year Cost

In-state Portland State University tuition and fees grew with an average annual rate of 4.49% over the past five years. Oregon residents may pay an estimated $11,340 this school year.

If in-state tuition and fees keeps growing at the same pace, the estimated cost for two years at Portland State University would be $23,190, and $48,511 for four years.

Tuition and fees for out-of-state students have grown by about 2.20% in the past five years. This school year, students outside of the state will pay an estimated $30,591.

This would result in a total cost of $61,855 for two years and $126,466 for four years.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at Portland State University.


Don't Ignore Cost Increases

Be aware of just how much the tuition and fees are increasing each year. At most colleges undergrads will wind up spending more on their last year of school compared to what they did for their first.

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