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Portland State University Demographics & Diversity

Portland, Oregon

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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 people of color (BIPOC). 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%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 36% more female students than male students enrolled at Portland State University with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Portland State University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Portland State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for Portland State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 10,020
Women 13,620

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Portland State University serves a very low number of students outside of Oregon, with 79 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Portland State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 79%
Out of State 20%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$62,889 per year

54% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
23,640
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.