Oregon State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,846
4.86% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$19,273
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.48%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
82.3%
15,786 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
31,719
69.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
67%
2,226 Graduates

About

Oregon State University is a higher education institution located in Benton County, OR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Oregon State University were Computer Science (681 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (410 degrees), and General Human Development & Family Studies (283 degrees).

In 2019, 7,943 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Oregon State University. 49% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,079 degrees), 7.45 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (682 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Oregon State University is $9,846, which is $−18,654 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Oregon State University is $9,846, which is $−18,654 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,273.

In 2019, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,846
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Oregon State University was $9,846. The cost of tuition at Oregon State University is $−18,654 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$19,273
2019 Value
3.48%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Oregon State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,273. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Oregon State University grew by 3.48%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,128
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Oregon State University was of $12,128 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 5.96% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

54%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
39%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

54% of undergraduate students at Oregon State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.85% with respect to 2018, when 52% 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.
3.48%
2017 Default Rate
191
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Oregon State University was 3.48%, which represents 191 out of the 5495 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 15,786 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 6.02% annual growth. Out of those 15,786 applicants, 12,996 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.3% acceptance rate.

There were 31,719 students enrolled at Oregon State University in 2019, and 72% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Oregon State University has an overall enrollment yield of 26.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
12,996
Accepted Out of 15,786

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Oregon State University was 82.3% (12,996 admissions from 15,786 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 80.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 6.02%, while admissions grew by 8.25%.

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SAT Scores

72%
Submission Percentage
2,468
Scores Submitted

72% of enrolled first-time students at Oregon State University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Oregon State University has a total enrollment of 31,719 students. The full-time enrollment at Oregon State University is 22,114 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,605. This means that 69.7% of students enrolled at Oregon State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Oregon State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.8% White, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.36% Asian, 6.61% Two or More Races, 1.44% Black or African American, 0.542% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.221% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Oregon State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (31.8%), followed by White Female (28.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.48%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.3%), followed by White Male (18.7%) and Asian Female (4.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Oregon State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31,719 students. The full-time enrollment at Oregon State University is 22,114 and the part-time enrollment is 9,605. This means that 69.7% of students enrolled at Oregon State University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
2019 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 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Oregon State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    18,977
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3,198
  3. Asian
    2,334

The enrolled student population at Oregon State University is 59.8% White, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.36% Asian, 6.61% Two or More Races, 1.44% Black or African American, 0.542% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.221% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 923 students (2.91%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 161 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 (5,079 degrees awarded). There were 7.45 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (682 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Oregon State University is Computer Science (681 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (410 degrees) and General Human Development & Family Studies (283 degrees).

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 Natural Resources & Conservation (513 degrees awarded), Agriculture (399 degrees), and Human Sciences (429 degrees).

Workforce

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 (409,578 people), Other managers (343,335 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (329,992 people), Civil engineers (269,496 people), and Mechanical engineers (200,930 people).

The most specialized majors at Oregon State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (513 degrees awarded), Agriculture (399 degrees), Human Sciences (429 degrees), Engineering (1,307 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (306 degrees).

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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 Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Oregon State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (513 degrees awarded), Agriculture (399 degrees), Human Sciences (429 degrees), Engineering (1,307 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (306 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Oregon State University are Architectural, engineering & related services (427,775 people), Computer Systems Design (421,643 people), Construction (305,113 people), Elementary & secondary schools (254,020 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (240,397 people).

The most specialized majors at Oregon State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (513 degrees awarded), Agriculture (399 degrees), Human Sciences (429 degrees), Engineering (1,307 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (306 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 681 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 410 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 283 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Oregon State University was Computer Science with 681 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

4,052
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
3,891
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 4,052 degrees were awarded to men at Oregon State University, which is 1.04 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,891).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 622 degrees were awarded to men at Oregon State University in Computer Science, which is 4.35 times more than the 143 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 265 degrees were awarded to women at Oregon State University in General Human Development & Family Studies, which is 10.2 times more than the 26 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%
100% Completion Time
65%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 33% of students graduating from Oregon State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (86.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Oregon State University is Female and Asian (86.2% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.57% of graduates (35 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,079 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    682 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    533 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Oregon State University is white (5,079 degrees awarded). There were 7.45 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (682 degrees).

2.48% of degree recipients (197 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,555 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,524 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    388 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Oregon State University is white female (2,555 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,524 degrees).

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Operations

Oregon State University has an endowment valued at nearly $705M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $21.3M (3.02%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Oregon State University had a total salary expenditure of $1.24B. Oregon State University employs 466 Instructors, 356 Professors, and 302 Associate professors. Most academics at Oregon State University are Male Professors (261), Female Instructors(247), and Male Instructors (219).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Oregon State University are: Research, with 568 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 534 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 523 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$705M
2019 Endowment
4.28%
growth from 2018

Oregon State University has an endowment valued at about $705M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Oregon State University grew 4.28% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $394M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $212M - Federal
  2. $8.88M - State
  3. $1.1M - Local

As of 2019, Oregon State University received $212M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.88M from state grants and contracts, and $1.1M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$498M
2019 Salaries
4.03%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Oregon State University paid a median of $498M in salaries, which represents 40.2% of their overall expenditure ($1.24B) and a 4.03% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.99% growth from 2017 and a 4.42% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$134M
Instructional Salaries
1,391
Number of Employees

In 2019, Oregon State University paid a total of $134M to 1,391 employees working as instructors, which represents 27% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
466 Employees
Research
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
568 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Oregon State University were Instructor with 466 employees; Professor with 356 employees; and Professor with 302 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Oregon State University were Research with 568 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 534 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 523 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Oregon State University was Male Professor with 261 employees, Female Instructor with 247 employees, and Male Instructor with 219 employees.

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

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