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IPEDS ID: 209542
OPE ID: 00321000
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Oregon State University
1500 S.W. Jefferson, Corvallis, Oregon 97331
General information:  (541) 737-0123
Website:  oregonstate.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  26,363 (21,808 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  23 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty1,942504
Instructional1,079337
Research and public service863167
Total graduate assistants-1,743
Instructional-875
Research-868

Faculty data for this campus includes data from child institutions.:
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
In-state$7,115$7,600$8,138$8,3222.3%
Out-of-state$20,435$21,316$22,322$23,5145.3%
Books and supplies$1,764$1,854$1,908$1,9653.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,168$9,444$10,563$10,6951.2%
Other$2,574$2,577$2,616$2,577-1.5%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,168$9,444$10,074$10,5785.0%
Other$2,574$2,577$2,616$2,577-1.5%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,574$2,577$2,616$2,577-1.5%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
In-state
On Campus$20,621$21,475$23,225$23,5591.4%
Off Campus$20,621$21,475$22,736$23,4423.1%
Off Campus with Family$11,453$12,031$12,662$12,8641.6%
Out-of-state
On Campus$33,941$35,191$37,409$38,7513.6%
Off Campus$33,941$35,191$36,920$38,6344.6%
Off Campus with Family$24,773$25,747$26,846$28,0564.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$11,664
In-state fees$1,446
Out-of-state tuition$19,197
Out-of-state fees$1,446
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2011-2012
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,85586%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,36271%$13,655,224$5,781
Federal grants1,06632%$4,624,562$4,338
Pell grants1,06332%$4,432,251$4,170
Other federal grants1635%$192,311$1,180
State/local government grant or scholarships73222%$1,517,841$2,074
Institutional grants or scholarships2,15264%$7,512,821$3,491
Student loan aid1,90757%$11,738,522$6,155
Federal student loans1,90357%$10,806,511$5,679
Other student loans812%$932,011$11,506
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid112,24059%$78,541,674$6,417
Pell grants6,99534%$28,648,585$4,096
Federal student loans10,89753%$79,517,692$7,297
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2009-20102010-20112011-2012
Average net price$12,443$15,520$15,950
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2009-20102010-20112011-2012
$0 – $30,000$13,947$12,633$13,506
$30,001 – $48,000$13,760$13,064$13,715
$48,001 – $75,000$13,063$17,372$16,276
$75,001 – $110,000$13,721$19,497$19,774
$110,001 and more$13,215$19,598$20,369
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2012
Total enrollment26,363
Undergraduate enrollment21,808
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment2,049
Graduate enrollment4,555
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 82%
Part-time: 18%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 54%
Female: 46%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 7%
Black or African American: 1%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 69%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%
Non-resident alien: 6%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 83%
25 and over: 17%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 74%
Out-of-state: 23%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 72%
Part-time: 28%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 12%
Enrolled in some distance education: 14%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 75%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 14%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 82%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants12,4146,4455,969
Percent admitted79%76%82%
Percent admitted who enrolled36%38%34%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2012 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT2,67676%
ACT1,21134%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading480600
SAT Math490630
ACT Composite2127
ACT English2027
ACT Math2128
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 83%
Part-time students: 62%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 55 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2006
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 61%
Transfer-out rate: 9%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 31%
6-year: 60%
8-year: 64%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 58%
Female: 64%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2006 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 55%
Asian: 63%
Black or African American: 49%
Hispanic/Latino: 52%
White: 62%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 58%
Non-resident alien: 77%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2006 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agricultural Business and Management, General24---
Agricultural Economics9d1--
Agriculture, General59d--1
Agronomy and Crop Science20---
Animal Sciences, General858--
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General-91-
Food Science44---
Food Science and Technology, Other-114-
Horticultural Science33d---
Plant Sciences, General-21-
Range Science and Management2110-
Soil Science and Agronomy, General-31-
Category total295d3571
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization5---
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other2---
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies-6--
Women's Studies9d---
Category total16d6--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology18-2-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General93---
Biotechnology122--
Botany/Plant Biology, Other1571-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-18-
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other-1--
Entomology-21-
Microbiology, General6742-
Toxicology-27-
Zoology/Animal Biology3307-
Category total2381928-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting77--4
Accounting and Business/Management-10--
Business Administration and Management, General13961d--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other---2
Finance, General94---
Management Information Systems, General47---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General82---
Operations Management and Supervision71---
Category total51071d-6
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia8---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric57---
Category total65---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science109d276-
Category total109d276-
Education
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-12--
Agricultural Teacher Education-5--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-27d11d-
Education, General7120d14d-
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-20--
Elementary Education and Teaching-17--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-11--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education-0--
Mathematics Teacher Education-12d1-
Music Teacher Education-8--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-12d5-
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other---12
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other---143
Category total71144d31d155
Engineering
Agricultural Engineering1721-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering23---
Chemical Engineering71169-
Civil Engineering, General85475-
Construction Engineering491--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering782416-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics4---
Engineering, Other11---
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering1481-
Forest Engineering2142-
Industrial Engineering37103-
Manufacturing Engineering21---
Mechanical Engineering113159-
Nuclear Engineering34154-
Ocean Engineering-1--
Water Resources Engineering-43-
Category total57814753-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-7--
English Language and Literature, General5813--
Category total5820--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management-44-
Apparel and Textiles, General33---
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management72---
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General3823-
Housing and Human Environments, General6---
Human Development and Family Studies, General310d52-
Category total459d119-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature4---
German Language and Literature2d---
Spanish Language and Literature22---
Category total28d---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer12---
Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine-2--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management2---
Health/Medical Physics1116d3-
Pharmacy--85-
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other-37-
Public Health Education and Promotion1---
Public Health, General189393-
Veterinary Medicine--55-
Category total21560d153-
History
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology-3--
History, General54---
Category total543--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies---2
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies185d---
Category total185d--2
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics, Other1---
Mathematics, General21187-
Statistics, General-152-
Category total22339-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Gerontology---7
International/Global Studies16---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-18-11
Natural Sciences152--4d
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution---0
Sustainability Studies0---
Category total16818-22d
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science87d83-
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management66d9d212d
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management261--
Forest Sciences and Biology-43-
Forestry, General-34-
Forestry, Other-3-1
Natural Resources Management and Policy89d6d-0d
Natural Resources/Conservation, General---5
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management-8d-5
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management-3d2-
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology581-
Category total273d53d1523d
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General174168-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-0--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies39---
Category total213168-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Ethics-1-0
Philosophy11---
Category total111-0
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General-11-
Chemistry, General38611-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other10---
Geology/Earth Science, General1681-
Geophysics and Seismology-0--
Hydrology and Water Resources Science-70-
Materials Science-43-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical-53-
Physics, General1944-
Physics, Other-1--
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics0---
Category total833623-
Psychology
Psychology, General157d---
Category total157d---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General-25--
Category total-25--
Social Sciences
Anthropology62d82-
Applied Economics-96-
Economics, General40d---
Geography2043-
Geography, Other0--59d
Political Science and Government, General51d---
Sociology76d---
Category total249d211159d
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General10---
Design and Visual Communications, General22---
Interior Design27---
Music, General17---
Visual and Performing Arts, General24---
Category total100---
Grand total4,157746353268

Programs/Majors awards data for this campus includes data from child institutions:
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined114
Baseball35
Basketball1614
Football105
Golf910
Gymnastics17
Rowing3274
Soccer2828
Softball19
Swimming20
Track and Field, Indoor1
Track and Field, Outdoor2
Volleyball18
Wrestling34
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities 9/1/1924 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs7/24/1939 -  Accredited
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics7/1/1971 -  Accredited
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree(!)7/1/1981 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language8/5/2008 - 2/9/2009Resigned
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools4/1/1996 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations668278
Liquor law violations288226225
  • For year 2011, line c was changed from 192 to 226 because a review of our records indicated that the statistics provided by University Housing and Dining Services were not compared against police records which indicated, in some cases, that charges were filed for liquor violations about which they were not aware. For year 2011, line b was changed from 56 to 82 because a review of our records indicated that the statistics provided by University Housing and Dining Services were not compared against police records which indicated, in some cases, that charges were filed for drug violations about which they were not aware.
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations454046
Liquor law violations111123127
  • For year 2011, line c was changed from 102 to 123 because a review of our records indicated that the statistics provided by University Housing and Dining Services were not compared against police records which indicated, in some cases, that charges were filed for liquor violations about which they were not aware. For year 2011, line b was changed from 29 to 40 because a review of our records indicated that the statistics provided by University Housing and Dining Services were not compared against police records which indicated, in some cases, that charges were filed for drug violations about which they were not aware.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible914
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery010
Aggravated assault127
Burglary362550
Motor vehicle theft11288
Arson121
  • For 2011, line i was changed from 1 to 2 because there were two arsons in the residence halls and on campus combined. The 1 entered previously was a typo.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible712
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault015
Burglary91314
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson021
  • For 2011, line i was changed from 1 to 2 because there were two arsons in the residence halls. The 1 entered previously was a typo.
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate6.1%4.2%
Number in default219146
Number in repayment3,5793,460
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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