Report finds 61 percent of resident PSU students can’t afford college

May 16, 2018 / Sabrina Balderama


By Reem Alkattan

April 29, 2018

In the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission’s first annual Statewide Higher Education Snapshot released this month, researchers found 61 percent of Oregon resident students of Portland State cannot afford college expenses even after financial aid, scholarships and family contributions.

PSU falls 10 percent behind the state average of all Oregon universities and community colleges combined, with 51 percent of Oregonian students unable to afford college after available contributions. Asian and white students are most likely able to afford college, while affordability rates among Black, Native American and Hispanic students are lower.

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