University of Portland

Portland, OR 97203
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University of Portland is one of the twenty-four private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Oregon. The campus is located in an urban area, in Portland.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 4,396 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,003 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 883 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 88%). Every year 82% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

University of Portland's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $43,686, and fees were $340. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $43,686 and $340 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students4,396
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate88%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 23 162
Master's degree 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 81%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
04/01/1934 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/15/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/15/2005 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1140 to 1320
ACT23 to 29
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $50

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,368/credit
In State Students$1,368/credit
Out of State Students$1,368/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,221/credit
In State Students$1,221/credit
Out of State Students$1,221/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $61,560 $61,560 $61,560
ADN 70 $95,760 $95,760 $95,760
BSN 125 $171,000 $171,000 $171,000
FNP 50 $61,050 $61,050 $61,050
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 99% of University of Portland's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 16% $3,983
Other Federal Grant 5% $2,236
State Grant & Scholarships 5% $2,202
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $22,413
Federal Student Loans 51% $5,398
Private Loans 6% $18,714


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$24,469
$30,001 to $48,000$27,530
$48,001 to $75,000$28,551
$75,001 to $110,000$34,201
Over $110,000$37,430

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Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Black/African American

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Oregon state board of nursing.
University of Portland
5000 N Willamette Blvd
Portland, OR 97203

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