Oregon State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,425
3.58% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$21,163
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.72%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
82.5%
25,651 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
34,292
67.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
70%
2,466 Graduates

About

Oregon State University is a higher education institution located in Benton County, OR. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Oregon State University were Computer Science (877 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (396 degrees), and Mechanical Engineering (327 degrees).

In 2022, 8,157 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Oregon State University. 49.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,011 degrees), 6.42 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (781 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Oregon State University is $10,425, which is $−19,725 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

About the photo: By air in 2005 of the Memorial Union at Oregon State.

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Oregon State University is $10,425, which is $−19,725 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,163.

In 2022, 57% of undergraduate students attending Oregon State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 33% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$10,425
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Oregon State University was $10,425. The cost of tuition at Oregon State University is $−19,725 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$21,163
2022 Value
4.16%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Oregon State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,163. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Oregon State University grew by 4.16%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,860
Room and Board
$600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Oregon State University was of $13,860 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 5% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $600. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 50% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
33%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

57% of undergraduate students at Oregon State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.72%
2019 Default Rate
42
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Oregon State University was 0.72%, which represents 42 out of the 5835 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Oregon State University received 25,651 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 10.6% annual growth. Out of those 25,651 applicants, 21,169 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.5% acceptance rate.

There were 34,292 students enrolled at Oregon State University in 2022. 25% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Oregon State University has an overall enrollment yield of 21.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
21,169
Accepted Out of 25,651

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Oregon State University was 82.5% (21,169 admissions from 25,651 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 89.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 10.6%, while admissions grew by 2.33%..

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SAT Scores

25%
Submission Percentage (2021)
1,009
Scores Submitted (2021)

25% of enrolled first-time students at Oregon State University in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Oregon State University had a total enrollment of 34,292 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Oregon State University is 23,189 students and the part-time enrollment is 11,103. This means that 67.6% of students enrolled at Oregon State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Oregon State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.4% White, 11.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.19% Asian, 6.63% Two or More Races, 1.8% Black or African American, 0.542% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.28% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Oregon State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.9%), followed by White Male (31.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.28%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.8%), followed by White Male (19.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.26%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

67.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Oregon State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 34,292 students. The full-time enrollment at Oregon State University is 23,189 and the part-time enrollment is 11,103. This means that 67.6% of students enrolled at Oregon State University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Oregon State University was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Oregon State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    21,065 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    4,049 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    2,810 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Oregon State University is 61.4% White, 11.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.19% Asian, 6.63% Two or More Races, 1.8% Black or African American, 0.542% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.28% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 859 students (2.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 133 fewer women than men received degrees from Oregon State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Oregon State University is white (5,011 degrees awarded). There were 6.42 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (781 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Oregon State University is Computer Science (877 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (396 degrees) and Mechanical Engineering (327 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Oregon State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (1,353 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (306 degrees), and Physical Sciences (200 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Oregon State University are Software developers (988,583 people), Other managers (466,025 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (393,222 people), Civil engineers (290,003 people), and Mechanical engineers (213,392 people).

The most specialized majors at Oregon State University in 2022 are Engineering (1,353 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (306 degrees), Physical Sciences (200 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,000 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (230 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Oregon State University are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Oregon State University are Engineering (1,353 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (306 degrees), Physical Sciences (200 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,000 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (230 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Oregon State University are Computer Systems Design (1,031,131 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (493,814 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (413,192 people), Construction (340,402 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (332,647 people).

The most specialized majors at Oregon State University are Engineering (1,353 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (306 degrees), Physical Sciences (200 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,000 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (230 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Oregon State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 877 degrees awarded
  2. 396 degrees awarded
  3. 327 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Oregon State University was Computer Science with 877 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

4,145
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
4,012
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 4,145 degrees were awarded to men at Oregon State University, which is 1.03 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,012).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 774 degrees were awarded to men at Oregon State University in Computer Science, which is 3.67 times more than the 211 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 218 degrees were awarded to men at Oregon State University in General Psychology, which is 3.25 times more than the 67 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

41%
100% Completion Time
69%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 41% of students graduating from Oregon State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (81%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Oregon State University is Male and Asian (81% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.446% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    5,011 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    781 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    637 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Oregon State University is white (5,011 degrees awarded). There were 6.42 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (781 degrees).

2.84% of degree recipients (232 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    2,543 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,468 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    432 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Oregon State University is white female (2,543 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2468 degrees).

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Operations

Oregon State University employs 429 Instructors, 345 Associate professors and 317 Professors. Most academics at Oregon State University are Male Professor (227), Female Instructor (219), and Male Instructor (210).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Oregon State University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 561 employees, Research, with 530 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 466 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $240M - Federal
  2. $11.9M - State
  3. $764k - Local

As of 2022, Oregon State University received $240M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.9M from state grants and contracts, and $764k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$543M
2022 Salaries
10.4%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Oregon State University paid a median of $543M in salaries, a 10.4% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$138M
Instructional Salaries
1,283
Number of Employees

In 2022, Oregon State University paid a total of $138M to 1,283 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
429 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
561 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Oregon State University were Instructor with 429 employees, Associate professor with 345 employees, and Professor with 317 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Oregon State University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 561 employees, Research with 530 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 466 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Oregon State University was Male Professor with 227 employees, Female Instructor with 219 employees, and Male Instructor with 210 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Oregon State University.

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