Oregon State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,075
4.13% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$19,205
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
3.98%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
78.8%
14,888 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
30,896
72.5% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
65.3%
2,179 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 (495 degrees awarded), General Human Development & Family Studies (352 degrees), and General Public Health (212 degrees).

In 2017, 7,276 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Oregon State University. 50.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,772 degrees), 9.51 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (502 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Oregon State University is $9,075, which is $-17,425 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Oregon State University is $9,075, which is $-17,425 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,205.

In 2017, 52% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 45% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,075
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Oregon State University was $9,075. The cost of tuition at Oregon State University is $-17,425 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$19,205
2017 Value
1.43%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Oregon State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,205. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Oregon State University grew by 1.43%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,874
Room and Board
$1,551
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Oregon State University was of $11,874 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,551. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 20.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

52%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
45%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

52% of undergraduate students at Oregon State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.7% with respect to 2016, when 54% 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.
3.98%
2016 Default Rate
231
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Oregon State University was 3.98%, which represents 231 out of the 5810 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 14,888 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.01% annual growth. Out of those 14,888 applicants, 11,738 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.8% acceptance rate.

There were 30,896 students enrolled at Oregon State University in 2017, and 68% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Oregon State University has an overall enrollment yield of 32.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
11,738
Accepted Out of 14,888

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Oregon State University was 78.8% (11,738 admissions from 14,888 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 77.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 2.01%, while admissions grew by 3.8%.

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SAT Scores

68%
Submission Percentage
2,613
Scores Submitted

68% of enrolled first-time students at Oregon State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Oregon State University has a total enrollment of 30,896 students. The full-time enrollment at Oregon State University is 22,402 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,494. This means that 72.5% of students enrolled at Oregon State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Oregon State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.2% White, 9.02% Hispanic or Latino, 7.31% Asian, 6.33% Two or More Races, 1.35% Black or African American, 0.515% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.269% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Oregon State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (32.7%), followed by White Female (28.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.94%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (25.5%), followed by White Male (21.6%) and Asian Female (4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Oregon State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30,896 students. The full-time enrollment at Oregon State University is 22,402 and the part-time enrollment is 8,494. This means that 72.5% of students enrolled at Oregon State University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
2017 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
    18,897
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,787
  3. Asian
    2,258

The enrolled student population at Oregon State University is 61.2% White, 9.02% Hispanic or Latino, 7.31% Asian, 6.33% Two or More Races, 1.35% Black or African American, 0.515% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.269% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 783 students (2.53%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 88 more women than men received degrees from Oregon State University. The majority of degree recipients at Oregon State University are white (4,772 degrees awarded). There were 9.51 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (502 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Oregon State University is Computer Science (495 degrees awarded), followed by General Human Development & Family Studies (352 degrees) and General Public Health (212 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 (486 degrees awarded), Agriculture (399 degrees), and Human Sciences (482 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 Other managers (357,204 people), Software developers (346,613 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (300,518 people), Civil engineers (229,834 people), and Mechanical engineers (172,576 people).

The most specialized majors at Oregon State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (486 degrees awarded), Agriculture (399 degrees), Human Sciences (482 degrees), Engineering (1,171 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (303 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, Dentists, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, Physicians, and Other financial specialists

The most specialized majors at Oregon State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (486 degrees awarded), Agriculture (399 degrees), Human Sciences (482 degrees), Engineering (1,171 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (303 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 (399,866 people), Computer Systems Design (399,327 people), Construction (277,338 people), Elementary & secondary schools (256,718 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (248,413 people).

The most specialized majors at Oregon State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (486 degrees awarded), Agriculture (399 degrees), Human Sciences (482 degrees), Engineering (1,171 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (303 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. 495 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 352 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 212 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Oregon State University was Computer Science with 495 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 3,594
  2. 3,682

In 2017, 3,594 degrees were awarded to men at Oregon State University, which is 0.976 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,682).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 482 degrees were awarded to men at Oregon State University in Computer Science, which is 4.27 times more than the 113 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 331 degrees were awarded to women at Oregon State University in General Human Development & Family Studies, which is 9.19 times more than the 36 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 32% of students graduating from Oregon State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% 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 (77.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Oregon State University is Female and Asian (77.9% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.688% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,772 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    502 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    450 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Oregon State University is white (4,772 degrees awarded). There were 9.51 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (502 degrees).

3.01% of degree recipients (219 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,512 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,260 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    258 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Oregon State University is white female (2,512 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,260 degrees).

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Operations

Oregon State University has an endowment valued at nearly $624M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $12.8M (2.05%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Oregon State University had a total salary expenditure of $1.12B. Oregon State University employs 387 Instructors, 358 Professors, and 330 Assistant professors. Most academics at Oregon State University are Male Professors (267), Female Instructors(206), and Male Assistant professors (193).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Oregon State University are: Research, with 575 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 524 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 477 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$624M
2017 Endowment
11%
growth from 2016

Oregon State University has an endowment valued at about $624M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Oregon State University grew 11% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $338M 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. $185M - Federal
  2. $12.4M - State
  3. $1.5M - Local

As of 2017, Oregon State University received $185M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $12.4M from state grants and contracts, and $1.5M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$465M
2017 Salaries
4.42%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Oregon State University paid a median of $465M in salaries, which represents 41.5% of their overall expenditure ($1.12B) and a 4.42% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.34% growth from 2015 and a 7.97% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$127M
Instructional Salaries
1,365
Number of Employees

In 2017, Oregon State University paid a total of $127M to 1,365 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
387 Employees
Research
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
575 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Oregon State University were Instructor with 387 employees; Professor with 358 employees; and Professor with 330 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Oregon State University were Research with 575 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 524 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 477 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Oregon State University was Male Professor with 267 employees, Female Instructor with 206 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 193 employees.

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

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