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Oregon State University - ,

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General information:(541)737-0123
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:24,962(20,620 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:23 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
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
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $6,727 $7,115 $7,600 -6%
Out-of-state $19,651 $20,435 $21,316 -4%
Books and supplies $1,603 $1,764 $1,854 -5%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $8,352 $9,168 $9,444 -3%
Other $2,451 $2,574 $2,577 -0%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,352 $9,168 $9,444 -3%
Other $2,451 $2,574 $2,577 -0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,451 $2,574 $2,577 -0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $19,133 $20,621 $21,475 -5%
Off Campus $19,133 $20,621 $21,475 -5%
Off Campus with Family $10,781 $11,453 $12,031 -8%
On Campus $32,057 $33,941 $35,191 -6%
Off Campus $32,057 $33,941 $35,191 -6%
Off Campus with Family $23,705 $24,773 $25,747 -4%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $6,228
In-state fees $1,372
Out-of-state tuition $19,944
Out-of-state fees $1,372
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $10,881
In-state fee $1,372
Out-of-state tuition $17,496
Out-of-state fees $1,372
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 2,968 85% --
Grant or scholarship aid 2,293 66% $13,839,575 $6,036
Federal grants 1,034 30% $4,957,948 $4,795
Pell grants 1,033 30% $4,330,252 $4,192
Other federal grants 641 18% $627,696 $979
State/local government grant or scholarships 331 10% $642,242 $1,940
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,957 56% $8,239,385 $4,210
Student loan aid 1,970 57% $12,174,656 $6,180
Federal student loans 1,953 56% $10,795,069 $5,527
Other student loans 115 3% $1,379,587 $11,996
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 11,305 58% $78,221,948 $6,919
Pell grants 6,496 33% $28,573,710 $4,399
Federal student loans 10,303 53% $73,827,061 $7,166


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 $12,738 $12,443 $15,520
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 Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $9,199 $13,947 $12,633
$30,001 - $48,000 $10,511 $13,760 $13,064
$48,001 - $75,000 $12,782 $13,063 $17,372
$75,001 - $110,000 $13,907 $13,721 $19,497
$110,001 and more $13,990 $13,215 $19,598

• 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.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 24,962
Undergraduate enrollment 20,620
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,889
Graduate enrollment 4,342

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$50

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 11,428 6,010 5,418
Percent admitted 81% 78% 85%
Percent admitted who enrolled 78% 32% 33%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 2750 74%
ACT 1122 31%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 470 600
SAT Math 490 620
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 21 26
ACT English 19 26
ACT Math 21 27
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

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

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, 57 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined -93
Baseball 35-
Basketball 1612
Football 105-
Golf 1011
Gymnastics -14
Rowing 3656
Soccer 2827
Softball -20
Swimming -25
Track and Field, Outdoor 7-
Volleyball -18
Wrestling 32-


Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities09/01/1924 Accredited


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

07/01/1971 Accredited
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs

07/24/1939 Accredited
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education

Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree

07/01/1981 Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

English Language

08/05/2008 - 02/09/2009Accredited
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 schools

04/01/1996 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession400
Drug law violations7166 56
Liquor law violations297288192
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 100
Drug law violations 494529
Liquor law violations 99111100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 493
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 001
Aggravated assault 013
Burglary 283636
Motor vehicle theft 91128
Arson 011
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 272
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 7911
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 001
• (!) 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


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Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Postbaccalaureate certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agricultural Business and Management, General28----
Agricultural Economics715--
Agriculture, General11---
Agronomy and Crop Science9----
Animal Sciences, General6753--
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General-62--
Food Science25----
Food Science and Technology, Other-72--
Horticultural Science1----
Plant Sciences, General-13--
Range Science and Management1021--
Soil Science and Agronomy, General-23--
Category total2012519--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other4----
Latin American Studies---1-
Women's Studies1----
Category total10--1-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology1914--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General107----
Botany/Plant Biology, Other1563--
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-66--
Microbiology, General2634--
Zoology/Animal Biology3014--
Category total2032224--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General1150---
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other---1-
Finance, General9----
Management Information Systems, General3----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General53----
Operations Management and Supervision3----
Category total53250-6-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1----
Category total65----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General75214--
Category total75214--
Education Colleges
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-21---
Agricultural Teacher Education-12---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-333--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching---3-
Education, General671411--
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-17---
Elementary Education and Teaching-71-98-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-13---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching---33-
Mathematics Teacher Education-8---
Music Teacher Education-4---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-293--
Secondary Education and Teaching---26-
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other---16-
Category total6722217176-
Engineering Colleges
Agricultural Engineering342--
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering21----
Chemical Engineering49116--
Civil Engineering, General90381--
Civil Engineering, Other4----
Computer Engineering, General1----
Construction Engineering1056---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering662415--
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics2----
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering8----
Forest Engineering2332--
Industrial Engineering32112--
Manufacturing Engineering1----
Mechanical Engineering94194--
Nuclear Engineering1841--
Ocean Engineering-4---
Operations Research-1---
Water Resources Engineering-41--
Category total52312938--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing-9---
English Language and Literature, General16---
Category total5615---
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management-52--
Apparel and Textiles, General3----
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management1----
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General4211--
Housing and Human Environments, General4----
Human Development and Family Studies, General22013--
Category total38076--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature6----
German Language and Literature1----
Spanish Language and Literature1----
Category total45----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer1----
Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine-1---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management25----
Health/Medical Physics930---
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other-3---
Public Health Education and Promotion1----
Public Health, General37344--
Veterinary Medicine----49
Category total98684-141
History Colleges
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology-3---
History, General56----
Category total563---
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies---1-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies1----
Category total191--1-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics and Statistics, Other3----
Mathematics, General20117--
Statistics, General-201--
Category total23318--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
International/Global Studies12----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other120---
Natural Sciences145--1-
Category total15820-10-
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science148--
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management481023-
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management25----
Forest Sciences and Biology-33--
Forestry, General-85--
Natural Resources Management and Policy851-8-
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management-18-4-
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management-61--
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology626--
Category total202522715-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General149144--
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-1---
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies28----
Category total177154--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Category total191---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General-2---
Chemistry, General3068--
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other8----
Geology/Earth Science, General1353--
Geophysics and Seismology-1---
Hydrology and Water Resources Science-1---
Materials Science-11--
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical-54--
Physics, General823--
Physics, Other-1---
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics1----
Category total633419--
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General107----
Category total107----
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Policy Analysis, General-16---
Category total-16---
Social Sciences Colleges
Applied Economics-32--
Economics, General2----
Geography, Other---12-
Political Science and Government, General1----
Category total17417712-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General7----
Interior Design3----
Music, General17----
Visual and Performing Arts, General49----
Category total110----
Grand total5733221141