Portland State University (PSU) is a public co-educational, state university located in Portland, Oregon. It was founded in 1946 and initially called the Vanport Extension Center. In 1948, however, the devastating Vanport flood caused the school to be relocated to downtown Portland where it reopened in 1952. In 1955, PSU was renamed Portland State College and finally, Portland State University in 1969.
Today, PSU is regarded as the largest and fastest growing public university in Oregon. Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges & Universities, it offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in a wide range of majors through its various and distinct schools and colleges; namely, the School of Business Administration; the Graduate School of Education; the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science; the College of Fine and Performing Arts; the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Graduate School of Social Work; and the College of Urban and Public Affairs.
In addition, PSU also offers continuing education, degree-completion programs, and distance-learning courses through its online program. Many of these programs are fully online while others are in hybrid formats with minimal campus residency. Whether they are degree programs, certificate programs or professional development courses, all of them provide the same high quality of education and teaching as those enjoyed by PSU’s traditional on-campus students.
Some of the degrees available online include BA/BS Social Science; BA/BS Liberal Studies; BA/BS Arts and Letters; BS Business Administration; MBA+ ; MA/MS Curriculum and Instruction; MA/MS in Education Media; MS in Computer Science; MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering; and MS in Engineering and Technology Management.
Tuition rates vary by program. Financial aid is extended in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work-study programs.