Portland State University: Rankings

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Portland State University ranked 151st in the United States and 455th in the World 2021 overall rankings, plus got TOP 50% in 146 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for Portland State University is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 20,167 publications and 644,666 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 86 notable alumni .

RankRanking
#455 of 14,160In the World
#173 of 2,624In North America
#151 of 2,523In the United States
#4 of 33In Oregon
#2 of 16In Portland
#28 of 1,030For Transportation Engineering
#59 of 1,019For Urban and Regional planning
#79 of 1,003For Engineering Management
#639 of 8,209For Alumni Impact
#270 of 14,160For Non-academic Prominence
Top50%For 143 other topics

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Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Portland State University ranked 123rd for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 290th in the World with 5,545 publications made and 144,821 citations received. Main research topics: Political Science, Sociology, Demography, Communications and Public Relations, Education Majors.

RankRanking
#123 of 1,311In the United States
#143 of 1,393In North America
#290 of 5,152In the World

Portland State University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19903322
19914224
19924267
199345109
19943933
19954075
199659106
19974757
199853311
19996641
200066120
200159112
200280260
200387222
200478401
2005135437
2006137489
2007157836
2008160554
2009212795
20102441004
2011293829
2012287641
20133531205
2014374909
2015394591
2016314596
2017248738
2018231762
2019222509
2020237269

Engineering

Portland State University ranked 154th for Engineering in the United States and 687th in the World with 3,764 publications made and 77,928 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Transportation Engineering, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Electronic Engineering.

RankRanking
#154 of 781In the United States
#181 of 846In North America
#687 of 4,716In the World

Portland State University
Engineering Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19902742
19913526
19922017
19934843
19943430
19952537
19963317
19974172
19983428
19992795
200050154
200152129
20027085
200381209
2004114213
2005130302
2006122216
2007152271
2008205581
2009174313
2010188564
2011226465
2012176459
2013199385
2014200293
2015193255
2016230477
2017171424
2018148289
2019156322
2020125219

Environmental Science

Portland State University ranked 118th for Environmental Science in the United States and 427th in the World with 3,213 publications made and 97,153 citations received. Main research topics: Geography and Cartography, Ecology, Environmental Management, Geology, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science.

RankRanking
#118 of 789In the United States
#141 of 857In North America
#427 of 4,129In the World

Portland State University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990913
1991105
199278
199394
19941161
19951632
19962489
19972217
199832109
19993565
200061111
20013899
200241138
200349177
200454220
200573161
200679331
2007116368
2008110647
2009115457
2010148646
2011168682
2012174858
2013193460
2014223745
2015249595
2016228706
2017175739
2018139528
2019174555
2020150503

Psychology

Portland State University ranked 148th for Psychology in the United States and 307th in the World with 2,939 publications made and 149,968 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Education Majors, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry.

RankRanking
#148 of 1,033In the United States
#168 of 1,099In North America
#307 of 3,753In the World

Portland State University
Psychology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19901516
19912594
19922272
199329209
19941641
19951631
199627200
19972390
199833109
199934171
200035183
200132169
200257376
200346588
200443299
200574506
200673504
200772640
200878414
2009117847
2010113845
2011122765
2012156861
2013178821
2014178565
2015209723
2016184535
2017160818
2018131309
2019104306
2020138228
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology617091
Social Work5761101
Education Majors7586160
Social Psychology113129194
Special Education119135243
Child Psychology151173279
Sexology153177286
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution122145321
Clinical Psychology164186323
Psychiatry192215450
Cognitive Science185212471
Occupational Therapy179205575

Business

Portland State University ranked 113th for Business in the United States and 269th in the World with 2,724 publications made and 100,880 citations received. Main research topics: Public Policy / Administration, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Project Management, Investment Banking and Stock trading.

RankRanking
#113 of 866In the United States
#129 of 932In North America
#269 of 4,080In the World

Portland State University
Business Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199094
1991219
1992729
19931412
19942065
1995109
19961545
19973315
19982539
19993432
20002023
200146266
200251335
200342185
200447185
200574409
200684466
2007103586
2008113676
2009152366
2010143655
2011184658
2012155775
2013172661
2014192319
2015174539
2016170334
2017121409
201890316
2019113348
202092220

Medicine

Portland State University ranked 224th for Medicine in the United States and 825th in the World with 2,697 publications made and 88,825 citations received. Main research topics: Health Science, Public Health, Clinical Psychology, Gerontology, Psychiatry.

RankRanking
#224 of 1,086In the United States
#246 of 1,156In North America
#825 of 4,839In the World

Portland State University
Medicine Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19901414
19912074
19921010
199322117
19941835
19951770
19962928
199726143
19983150
19992758
20002673
200130121
200244138
200349137
200442151
200584409
200667266
200782427
200892422
2009102434
201096589
2011101354
2012125372
2013144574
2014171472
2015148625
2016157558
2017127408
2018133278
2019127378
2020152270
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
Social Work5761101
Gerontology129148282
Clinical Psychology164186323
Public Health129148326
Nursing138158350
Healthcare Management (MHA)163184434
Psychiatry192215450
Health Science171191457
Family medicine173194478
Bioethics/Medical Ethics203226513
Occupational Therapy179205575
Sports / Exercise science209238651
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine217240692
Audiology248280771
Pharmacy181205847
Anatomy and Physiology239268935
Sports Medicine249285945
Physical Therapy281316997
Oncology and Cancer research2883191396

Computer Science

Portland State University ranked 162nd for Computer Science in the United States and 546th in the World with 2,277 publications made and 73,206 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Management Information Systems, Blockchain and Cryptography, Cognitive Science, Data Science.

RankRanking
#162 of 897In the United States
#185 of 967In North America
#546 of 4,494In the World

Portland State University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990124
19911114
199291
19932075
1994146
19951617
19961353
19972555
199821247
19991938
20002420
20013796
20023991
200343309
200457179
200584283
200674259
200791295
200896203
2009104266
2010108195
2011114271
2012131554
2013143262
2014127296
2015129370
2016127240
201796328
201897208
2019115225
2020103241

Chemistry

Portland State University ranked 213th for Chemistry in the United States and 1084th in the World with 1,970 publications made and 52,613 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry.

RankRanking
#213 of 744In the United States
#242 of 805In North America
#1084 of 4,409In the World

Portland State University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990147
1991165
19921113
19931411
19941110
19951237
19961419
19971124
19982021
19992082
20003465
20012150
20023331
200344148
200455111
200567125
200675206
200792234
2008127389
200990249
2010102438
2011124300
201282240
201379240
201486170
201582232
201693263
201792339
201879223
201974323
202069123
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
Petrology and Geochemistry123153461
Nanotechnology144162616
Environmental Chemistry158191777
Pharmacy181205847
Biochemistry212239936
Organic Chemistry181207987
Materials Science1802071018
Inorganic Chemistry1852161163
Chemical Engineering1922251387

Biology

Portland State University ranked 232nd for Biology in the United States and 1062nd in the World with 1,791 publications made and 59,902 citations received. Main research topics: Nanotechnology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Botany, Forestry.

RankRanking
#232 of 904In the United States
#261 of 970In North America
#1062 of 4,578In the World

Portland State University
Biology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990910
1991146
1992610
199344
199468
19951133
19961220
1997717
19981722
19991322
20002695
20012697
20022251
200338138
20043498
200548234
200677218
200775240
2008116334
200991302
201089458
201190452
2012103346
201389271
201491359
201594333
201690266
201789434
201872244
201969387
202082263
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
Astrobiology125138308
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation123151418
Evolutionary Biology154176432
Forestry101122433
Bioethics/Medical Ethics203226513
Paleontology152181545
Nanotechnology144162616
Zoology186219664
Agricultural Science118143690
Genetics207229755
Botany140167863
Biophysics222248863
Biochemistry212239936
Bioinformatics and Computational biology2552821165
Molecular Biology2733061302
Oncology and Cancer research2883191396

Physics

Portland State University ranked 210th for Physics in the United States and 1010th in the World with 1,758 publications made and 34,280 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Acoustical Engineering, Condensed Matter Physics.

RankRanking
#210 of 746In the United States
#239 of 807In North America
#1010 of 4,160In the World

Portland State University
Physics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990136
1991187
19921311
19931812
1994128
19951430
19961312
19971011
19981510
19991246
20001939
20012130
20022921
200337131
20045091
20056788
20065695
200772111
2008116258
200990201
2010105376
2011111150
201276135
201360180
20147587
20156580
20168198
201773111
201877171
201973161
202074134
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
Astrobiology125138308
Acoustical Engineering140165500
Nanotechnology144162616
Optical Engineering161187689
Applied/Engineering Physics167188709
Atomic and Molecular physics184213777
Biophysics222248863
Materials Science1802071018
Quantum and Particle physics2212571148
Condensed Matter Physics2052341178

Economics

Portland State University ranked 117th for Economics in the United States and 312th in the World with 1,231 publications made and 36,923 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Political Economy, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Finance.

RankRanking
#117 of 690In the United States
#136 of 753In North America
#312 of 3,117In the World

Portland State University
Economics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199086
1991111
1992649
199353
1994621
199567
19961240
199789
19981450
1999109
20001731
20012036
200222108
20031842
20042314
200523112
200636271
200744120
200847320
200957145
201060214
201184290
201266179
201358115
201497262
201592264
201683186
201761214
201855111
20193795
20204762

Mathematics

Portland State University ranked 129th for Mathematics in the United States and 385th in the World with 1,158 publications made and 40,630 citations received. Main research topics: Math Teachers, Blockchain and Cryptography, Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Operations Research.

RankRanking
#129 of 720In the United States
#149 of 781In North America
#385 of 3,475In the World

Portland State University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199078
19911010
19921152
1993917
19941412
1995710
19961844
19971110
1998118
19991714
20001334
20011673
20021928
20032421
20042253
200540117
20063694
200746229
200843181
200948233
201056154
20117094
201254257
201370209
201484146
201568279
201662114
20174879
20183858
20193968
20204688
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
Math Teachers109120210
Statistics118137285
Operations Research119144430
Blockchain and Cryptography121141435
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics140164447
Actuarial Science228255668
Applied Mathematics169198797

Art & Design

Portland State University ranked 129th for Art & Design in the United States and 399th in the World with 848 publications made and 8,520 citations received. Main research topics: Creative Writing, Art History, Multimedia, Literature, Fashion Design.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

RankRanking
#129 of 731In the United States
#151 of 796In North America
#399 of 2,801In the World

Portland State University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199081
199170
199290
19931115
199441
199570
199657
199762
199830
199972
200099
2001155
20021729
2003134
2004123
20052953
20062718
20072321
20083475
20092623
20104377
20114254
20123545
20136295
20146644
20155349
20165775
20174299
20183011
20193725
20204223
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
Landscape Architecture4249162
Fashion Design96109226
Photography93107251
Cinematography98115286
Creative Writing112133292
Architecture8396331
Aesthetics133155356
Art History158184358
Graphic Design130149382
Multimedia131151402
Literature158180410
Sculpture117140441
Painting and Drawing117140441
Performing arts161190452
Illustration and Concept Art129151475
UX/UI Desgin152178577
Interior Design135152584
Entertainment Industry Business202230593
Computer Graphics152179595
Game Design and Development183213689
Music270304800
Singing and Vocal Performance278314928