U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Portland State University among the top 10 “most innovative” national universities for 2017. Portland State University also ranks among the nation’s best colleges in four categories that lead to student success by U.S. News & World Report in its America’s Best Colleges 2015 edition.

The Princeton Review’s “The Best 379 Colleges: 2015 Edition” named Portland State University as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education.

Portland State University has been awarded a Gold rating by STARS, the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System, sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The STARS rating is based on sustainability programs and performance, including class content and research, human resources, and energy consumption. PSU scored high in co-curricular education, public engagement, research, and transportation.

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) honored Portland State with the prestigious 2010 CHEA Award for Outstanding Institutional Practice in Student Learning Outcomes. The CHEA Award recognizes institutions that have been exceptional in developing and applying evidence of student learning outcomes to improve higher education quality and accountability.