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Portland State University Demographics & Diversity

Portland, Oregon

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Portland State University are mainly White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has high racial diversity. 41% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Portland State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 59%
Black 4%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 8%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 6%
International 5%
Race Unknown 4%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 27% more female students than male students enrolled at Portland State University with a gender ratio of 56% women to 44% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Portland State University has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Portland State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for Portland State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 11,349
Women 14,362

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

Portland State University serves a low number of students outside of Oregon, with 72 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Portland State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 72%
Out of State 26%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$62,889 per year

39% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
25,711
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 40%
Part time Undergrads 28.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=209807 IPEDS survey data for Portland State University.

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