Portland State University | Standing up for tomorrow
Portland State University has been emboldening students and challenging the status quo in Portland for 75 years. From our founding to serve veterans home from World War II, we have been committed to meeting the needs of individual students and society as a whole.
We first opened in 1946 as the Vanport Extension Center for 220 students in Vanport, a city built to house wartime shipyard workers. After surviving a devastating flood in 1948, we moved three times before finding our permanent home in 1952 in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon.
Since then, we have grown into Oregon’s most diverse urban public research university with 26,000 students and more than 200 degree programs.
Portland State University’s Center for Executive and Professional Education (CEPE) combines the knowledge of the university with the real-world experience of industry professionals to deliver career-long learning that supports professionals in attaining their goals. CEPE delivers innovative educational programs that equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today’s rapidly changing business landscape.
Our missionis to:transform the community by providing high quality, inclusive professional education.
Our vision is to: Inspire optimism. Spark innovation. Elevate vitality.