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IPEDS ID: 209542
OPE ID: 00321000
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Oregon State University
1500 SW 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:  29,576 (24,612 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Highest 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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty1,968597
Research and public service631219
Total graduate assistants-1,878

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 year2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,965$1,965$1,950$1,551-20.5%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,695$10,929$11,874$11,8740.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,578$10,929$11,874$11,8740.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
On Campus$23,559$24,593$26,415$26,341-0.3%
Off Campus$23,442$24,593$26,415$26,341-0.3%
Off Campus with Family$12,864$13,664$14,541$14,467-0.5%
On Campus$38,751$41,765$45,075$44,821-0.6%
Off Campus$38,634$41,765$45,075$44,821-0.6%
Off Campus with Family$28,056$30,836$33,201$32,947-0.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2016-2017
In-state tuition$12,150
In-state fees$1,651
Out-of-state tuition$21,799
Out-of-state fees$1,651
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
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 aid12,81782%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,29066%$17,240,082$7,528
Federal grants1,01729%$4,787,923$4,708
Pell grants1,01329%$4,634,414$4,575
Other federal grants2517%$153,509$612
State/local government grant or scholarships83224%$1,873,478$2,252
Institutional grants or scholarships2,04659%$10,578,681$5,170
Student loan aid1,87254%$12,858,307$6,869
Federal student loans1,85254%$10,391,266$5,611
Other student loans1685%$2,467,041$14,685
  • 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 aid112,87054%$88,319,278$6,862
Pell grants7,21030%$30,387,506$4,215
Federal student loans11,53948%$84,070,137$7,286
  • 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$16,219$16,462$17,706
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 Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$13,854$14,804$15,026
$30,001 – $48,000$14,471$15,186$15,860
$48,001 – $75,000$17,038$16,945$18,693
$75,001 – $110,000$21,070$21,458$22,501
$110,001 and more$21,353$22,061$23,034
  • 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 2015
Total enrollment29,576
Undergraduate enrollment24,612
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment2,074
Graduate enrollment4,964
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 75%
Part-time: 25%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: 9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 65%
Two or more races: 7%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 8%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 79%
25 and over: 21%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 74%
Out-of-state: 24%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
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: 17%
Enrolled in some distance education: 19%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 63%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 (2016-2017): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
Number of applicants14,0586,9917,067
Percent admitted78%75%81%
Percent admitted who enrolled33%35%30%
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 2015 (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 Math490630
SAT Writing470590
ACT Composite2128
ACT English2127
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: 85%
Part-time students: 67%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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, 53 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 64%
Transfer-out rate: 23%
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 2007]
4-year: 30%
6-year: 61%
8-year: 64%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 32%
6-year: 64%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
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: 68%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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: 44%
Asian: 72%
Black or African American: 42%
Hispanic/Latino: 55%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 44%
White: 64%
Two or more races: 96%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 68%
Non-resident alien: 62%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2015-2016
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, General33---
Agricultural Economics14d---
Agriculture, General99d0--
Agronomy and Crop Science13---
Animal Sciences, General8570-
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General-60-
Food Science67125-
Horticultural Science47d---
Plant Sciences, General-61-
Range Science and Management930-
Soil Science and Agronomy, General-70-
Category total367d416-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization3---
Ethnic Studies2---
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies-2--
Latin American Studies---0
Women's Studies9d400d
Category total14d600d
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology2301-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General134---
Botany/Plant Biology1144-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-02-
Microbiology, General9737-
Zoology/Animal Biology6116-
Category total3361023-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Business/Management-16--
Business Administration and Management, General10581d0-
Business Statistics---0d
Finance, General121---
Financial Planning and Services---0d
Hospitality Administration/Management, General0---
Management Information Systems, General65---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General107---
Operations Management and Supervision94---
Research and Development Management9---
Category total57897d00d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia99---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric62---
Category total161---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science313d415-
Category total313d415-
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-00-
Agricultural Teacher Education-9-9
Bilingual and Multilingual Education---31d
Biology Teacher Education---12
Business Teacher Education---1
Chemistry Teacher Education---2
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-31d5d15
Early Childhood Education and Teaching---39
Education, General4614d21d-
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-16--
Elementary Education and Teaching-39-41
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-17-8
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education---1
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching---1
Mathematics Teacher Education-14d114
Music Teacher Education-15-8
Physics Teacher Education---2
Reading Teacher Education---6
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-32d513
Social Studies Teacher Education---9
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other---26d
Category total46187d32d238d
Agricultural Engineering2021-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering37---
Chemical Engineering88224-
Civil Engineering, General90555-
Construction Engineering75---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering115528-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics-0--
Engineering, Other23---
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering19120-
Forest Engineering2811-
Industrial Engineering5119d3-
Manufacturing Engineering27---
Mechanical Engineering155545-
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering-51-
Nuclear Engineering3586-
Water Resources Engineering-82-
Category total763238d36-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-25--
English Language and Literature, General4110--
Category total4135--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management-21-
Apparel and Textiles, General33---
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management90---
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General4311-
Human Development and Family Studies, General361d27-
Category total527d59-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature5d---
German Language and Literature2d---
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other---0
Spanish Language and Literature18---
Category total25d--0
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer250--
Bioethics/Medical Ethics---38
Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine-21-
Health/Medical Physics213d3-
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other86---
Pharmaceutical Sciences-33-
Public Health, General20553912d
Veterinary Medicine--59-
Category total31871d16750d
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology-21-
History, General51d---
Category total51d21-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies93d---
Category total93d---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General57166-
Statistics, General-172-
Statistics, Other-0d-0d
Category total5733d80d
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies36---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-17--
Natural Sciences32---
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution---0
Sustainability Studies21d---
Category total89d17-3
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science78d4d6-
Environmental Studies-0--
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management96d5d78d
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management1471-
Forest Sciences and Biology--2-
Forestry, General-132-
Forestry, Other---0d
Natural Resources Management and Policy92d15d--
Natural Resources/Conservation, General---6d
Urban Forestry---2d
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management-15-11d
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management-8d210d
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology1335-
Category total293d70d2537d
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General214113-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science5422-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies20---
Category total288135-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies0--0
Category total51-1
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General54712-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other36---
Geology/Earth Science, General172-
Hydrology and Water Resources Science-61-
Materials Science-74-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical-58-
Physics, General1605-
Category total1073232-
Psychology, General193d00-
Category total193d00-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General-24d1-
Category total-24d1-
Social Sciences
Applied Economics-64-
Economics, General100d---
Geographic Information Science and Cartography---59d
Political Science and Government, General60d---
Social Sciences, General12---
Category total335d191164d
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General11---
Design and Visual Communications, General21---
Interior Design20---
Music, General15---
Visual and Performing Arts, General17---
Category total84---
Grand total5,084942361393

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
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 639
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 65
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 142
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 22
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: $7,566
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $8,401
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,931
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,626
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
2015-2016 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-FBSMenWomen
All Track Combined106
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(!)7/1/1983 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language8/5/2008 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health (PHB) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health6/14/2014 -  Accredited
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship10/14/2009 -  Accredited
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
2015 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201320142015
Illegal weapons possession020
Drug law violations159
Liquor law violations122
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations022
Liquor law violations110
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible12
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Statutory rape00
Aggravated assault202
Motor vehicle theft71012
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible6
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Statutory rape00
Aggravated assault100
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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 Year201320122011
Default rate3.6%3.9%5.0%
Number in default189187199
Number in repayment5,1764,6783,976
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)