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IPEDS ID: 209542
OPE ID: 00321000
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Oregon State University
1500 S.W. Jefferson Avenue, Corvallis, Oregon 97331
General information:  (541) 737-0123
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  28,886 (23,903 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  19 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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty2,005628
Research and public service713235
Total graduate assistants-1,868

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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,854$1,908$1,965$1,9650.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,444$10,563$10,695$10,9292.2%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,444$10,074$10,578$10,9293.3%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$21,475$23,225$23,559$24,5934.4%
Off Campus$21,475$22,736$23,442$24,5934.9%
Off Campus with Family$12,031$12,662$12,864$13,6646.2%
On Campus$35,191$37,409$38,751$41,7657.8%
Off Campus$35,191$36,920$38,634$41,7658.1%
Off Campus with Family$25,747$26,846$28,056$30,8369.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$11,907
In-state fees$1,472
Out-of-state tuition$19,953
Out-of-state fees$1,472
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
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 aid12,84980%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,18662%$14,223,840$6,507
Federal grants1,03329%$4,386,509$4,246
Pell grants1,02329%$4,198,930$4,105
Other federal grants1915%$187,579$982
State/local government grant or scholarships80423%$1,795,788$2,234
Institutional grants or scholarships1,94755%$8,041,543$4,130
Student loan aid1,93955%$12,677,146$6,538
Federal student loans1,92054%$10,506,266$5,472
Other student loans1384%$2,170,880$15,731
  • 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 aid113,25757%$93,267,662$7,035
Pell grants7,33632%$30,109,980$4,104
Federal student loans11,73451%$84,802,541$7,227
  • 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.
Average net price$15,950$16,219$16,462
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 Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$13,506$13,854$14,804
$30,001 – $48,000$13,715$14,471$15,186
$48,001 – $75,000$16,276$17,038$16,945
$75,001 – $110,000$19,774$21,070$21,458
$110,001 and more$20,369$21,353$22,061
  • 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 2014
Total enrollment28,886
Undergraduate enrollment23,903
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,976
Graduate enrollment4,983
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 77%
Part-time: 23%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: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 66%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 8%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 81%
25 and over: 19%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 74%
Out-of-state: 24%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • 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: 15%
Enrolled in some distance education: 17%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 68%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 18%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 77%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants14,1167,2036,913
Percent admitted78%74%82%
Percent admitted who enrolled34%35%32%
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 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  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 Reading480610
SAT Math500620
SAT Writing460590
ACT Composite2128
ACT English2027
ACT Math2128
ACT Writing78
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: 84%
Part-time students: 63%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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, 54 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 63%
Transfer-out rate: 24%
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:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 30%
6-year: 61%
8-year: 64%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 31%
6-year: 63%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 61%
Female: 65%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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: 49%
Asian: 67%
Black or African American: 42%
Hispanic/Latino: 56%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 42%
White: 65%
Two or more races: 92%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 56%
Non-resident alien: 62%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • 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, General21---
Agricultural Economics9d0--
Agriculture, General76d---
Agronomy and Crop Science22---
Animal Sciences, General9051-
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General-90-
Food Science4573-
Horticultural Science40d---
Plant Sciences, General-23-
Range Science and Management1901-
Soil Science and Agronomy, General-61-
Category total322d299-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization7---
Ethnic Studies2---
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies-3--
Women's Studies7d3--
Category total16d6--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology2634-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General148---
Botany/Plant Biology1152-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-05-
Microbiology, General7543-
Systematic Biology/Biological Systematics-1--
Zoology/Animal Biology4133-
Category total3182520-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Business/Management-9--
Business Administration and Management, General13270d0-
Finance, General107---
Management Information Systems, General71---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General121---
Operations Management and Supervision102---
Research and Development Management8---
Category total62379d0-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia20---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric66---
Category total86---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science149d3112-
Category total149d3112-
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-9d--
Agricultural Teacher Education-10-6
Bilingual and Multilingual Education---37d
Biology Teacher Education---6
Chemistry Teacher Education---3
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-42d8d5
Early Childhood Education and Teaching---42
Education, General6818d8d-
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-24--
Elementary Education and Teaching-8-39
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-8-6
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education-0-2
Health Teacher Education---3
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching---32
Mathematics Teacher Education-1309d
Music Teacher Education-4-8
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching---10
Physics Teacher Education---4
Reading Teacher Education---1
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-12d111
Social Studies Teacher Education---8
Spanish Language Teacher Education---2
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other---10
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other---10
Category total68148d17d254d
Agricultural Engineering1512-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering23---
Chemical Engineering98148-
Civil Engineering, General101446-
Construction Engineering65---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering904420-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics30--
Engineering, Other9---
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering1391-
Forest Engineering2221-
Industrial Engineering4017d6-
Manufacturing Engineering35---
Mechanical Engineering141303-
Nuclear Engineering3193-
Water Resources Engineering-34-
Category total686173d54-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-13--
English Language and Literature, General7514--
Category total7527--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management-64-
Apparel and Textiles, General34---
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management91---
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General4512-
Housing and Human Environments, General2---
Human Development and Family Studies, General340d23-
Category total512d99-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature10---
German Language and Literature3d---
Spanish Language and Literature25---
Category total38d---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer17---
Bioethics/Medical Ethics---17
Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine-60-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management1---
Health/Medical Physics1226d4-
Pharmaceutical Sciences-14-
Public Health, General2014753d
Veterinary Medicine--52-
Category total23180d15820d
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology-21-
History, General56---
Category total5621-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies176d---
Category total176d---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General32121-
Statistics, General-181-
Category total32302-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies26---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-27--
Natural Sciences143--2d
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution---0
Sustainability Studies4d---
Category total173d27-6d
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science74d144-
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management118d2d410d
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management2860-
Forest Sciences and Biology-50-
Forestry, General-133-
Natural Resources Management and Policy97d15d--
Natural Resources/Conservation, General---5d
Urban Forestry---0d
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management-9-16d
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management-13d23d
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology762-
Category total324d83d1534d
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General182184-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies21---
Category total203184-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total72-1
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General33714-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other14---
Geology/Earth Science, General1428-
Hydrology and Water Resources Science-32-
Materials Science-42-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical-117-
Physics, General2342-
Category total843135-
Psychology, General137d---
Category total137d---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General-26--
Category total-26--
Social Sciences
Applied Economics-104-
Economics, General80d---
Geographic Information Science and Cartography---63d
Political Science and Government, General58d---
Social Sciences, General5---
Category total302d22563d
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General8---
Design and Visual Communications, General17---
Interior Design33---
Music, General17---
Visual and Performing Arts, General9---
Category total84---
Grand total4,702848341378

Programs/Majors awards data for this campus includes data from child institutions:
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 552
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 65
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 106
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 11
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $7,924
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $8,701
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,971
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $3,519
Full-time students: 88%
Part-time students: 78%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined99
Track and Field, Indoor7
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities9/1/1924 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics7/1/1971 -  Accredited
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs7/24/1939 -  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
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health (PHB) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health(!)6/14/2014 -  Accredited
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
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
Oregon State University Counseling and Psychological Services
6/14/2006 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations82781
Liquor law violations2262251
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations40460
Liquor law violations1231270
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible144
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault270
Motor vehicle theft2885
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible122
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault150
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) 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
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate3.9%5.0%6.1%
Number in default187199219
Number in repayment4,6783,9763,579
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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