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Portland State University Demographics & Diversity Report

Below Average Overall Diversity
Below Average Racial-Ethnic Diversity
Below Average Male/Female Diversity
Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual ran the numbers to find out how diverse the typical college campus really is, including race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Read the Portland State University diversity report below.

Portland State University Student Population

23,640 Total Students
12,752 Undergraduates
2,315 Graduate Students

How Many Students Attend Portland State University?

Portland State University total enrollment is approximately 23,640 students. 12,752 are undergraduates and 2,315 are graduate students.

Portland State University Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Portland State University undergraduate population is made up of 57% women, and 43% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Portland State University Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 6,234
Hispanic 2,481
Asian 1,276
Multi-Ethnic 889
International 568
Unknown 545
Black or African American 513
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 86

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Portland State University Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 64% of full-time grad students are women, and 36% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Portland State University Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,359
International 352
Hispanic 249
Multi-Ethnic 127
Asian 96
Black or African American 57
Unknown 49
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 6

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Racial/Ethnic Diversity

36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *
Medium Faculty Racial/Ethnic Diversity

Portland State University Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 11,899
Hispanic 3,873
Unknown 2,059
Asian 2,000
Multi-Ethnic 1,417
International 1,198
Black or African American 837
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 124

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Portland State University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 2,287
Asian 155
Black or African American 93
Multi-Ethnic 90
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 11
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

Learn more about the faculty at Portland State University.

Portland State University Male/Female Diversity

More Female Students
More Female Teachers
This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 13,620 female students and 10,020 male students at Portland State University.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Portland State University is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  88.81 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.


More about Portland State University faculty.

There are approximately 1,838 female teachers and 1,468 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

32.47% Out of State
2.01% Out of the Country

Portland State University ranks 413 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

32.47% of Portland State University students come from out of state, and 2.01% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  81 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 38 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
Oregon 1,102
California 194
Washington 102
Hawaii 42
Idaho 27

International Students at Portland State University

Students from 96 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Learn more about international students at Portland State University.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
27.88% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  88.51 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Portland State University, 27.88% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
25-29 5,745
22-24 5,703
35 and over 3,935
20-21 3,917
18-19 3,526
30-34 2,909
Under 18 0

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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