Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Quarter
Total enrollment 30,354
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 18:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 5,069 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Oregon State University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 14,595 applications and 11,308 students were granted admission. Oregon State University is at the #75 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 49% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 70% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT990 to 1240
ACT22 to 28

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Oregon State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $27,195 and in-state students paid $8,715.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 85% of Oregon State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 28% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,221 (which is 4.8% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Oregon State University in 2016-2017, was 1,805, which is 54% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,420 (which is 2.2% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Oregon State University has enrolled a total of 30,354 students (22,443 students full-time and 7,911 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 30,354 students, 2,007 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 53% men and 47% women and 25,327 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 5,027 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 5,682 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 62%

Non-resident alien: 12%

Hispanic: 8%

Asian: 7%

Two or more races: 6%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Black/African American: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Oregon State University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 20% 1,463 219
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 10% 764 0
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 9% 630
Health Professions And Related Programs 5% 340 71
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 4% 322
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 3% 238 0
Mathematics And Statistics 3% 237 33
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 3% 186 0
Social Sciences 2% 172 64
Visual And Performing Arts 2% 168

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Oregon State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Oregon State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $35,700. Last year, out of the total 4,809 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 4,424 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 5,392 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 4,799 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $35,700 $46,900
Employment Rate 92% 89%
Total Graduates 4,809 5,392

Campus Location

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University of Oregon
37.1 mile away
Portland State University
71.5 mile away
Clark College
79.9 mile away