Oregon State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,846
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$21,444
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.84%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
82.2%
17,374 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
32,312
66.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
69.3%
2,391 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 (651 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (314 degrees), and Mechanical Engineering (284 degrees).

In 2020, 8,160 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Oregon State University. 49.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,081 degrees), 6.96 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (730 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Oregon State University is $9,846, which is $−18,783 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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 $−18,783 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,444.

In 2020, 56% of undergraduate students attending Oregon State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 37% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,846
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Oregon State University was $9,846. The cost of tuition at Oregon State University is $−18,783 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$21,444
2020 Value
11.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Oregon State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,444. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Oregon State University grew by 11.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,606
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Oregon State University was of $12,606 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.95% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

56%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

56% of undergraduate students at Oregon State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.7% with respect to 2019, 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.
2.84%
2018 Default Rate
155
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Oregon State University was 2.84%, which represents 155 out of the 5455 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 17,374 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 10.1% annual growth. Out of those 17,374 applicants, 14,284 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.2% acceptance rate.

There were 32,312 students enrolled at Oregon State University in 2020, and 65% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Oregon State University has an overall enrollment yield of 25%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
14,284
Accepted Out of 17,374

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Oregon State University was 82.2% (14,284 admissions from 17,374 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 82.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 10.1%, while admissions grew by 9.91%.

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SAT Scores

65%
Submission Percentage
2,327
Scores Submitted

65% of enrolled first-time students at Oregon State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Oregon State University has a total enrollment of 32,312 students. The full-time enrollment at Oregon State University is 21,553 students and the part-time enrollment is 10,759. This means that 66.7% of students enrolled at Oregon State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Oregon State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.5% White, 11% Hispanic or Latino, 7.47% Asian, 6.73% Two or More Races, 1.58% Black or African American, 0.514% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.257% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Oregon State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (31.7%), followed by White Female (29.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.29%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.2%), followed by White Male (20.7%) and Asian Female (4.27%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Oregon State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32,312 students. The full-time enrollment at Oregon State University is 21,553 and the part-time enrollment is 10,759. This means that 66.7% of students enrolled at Oregon State University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
2020 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 (84.5%), 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
    19,541
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3,566
  3. Asian
    2,414

The enrolled student population at Oregon State University is 60.5% White, 11% Hispanic or Latino, 7.47% Asian, 6.73% Two or More Races, 1.58% Black or African American, 0.514% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.257% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 1,010 students (3.13%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 48 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 (5,081 degrees awarded). There were 6.96 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (730 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Oregon State University is Computer Science (651 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (314 degrees) and Mechanical Engineering (284 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 (543 degrees awarded), Agriculture (298 degrees), and Human Sciences (392 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 (386,843 people), Other managers (386,227 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (334,384 people), Civil engineers (253,346 people), and Mechanical engineers (185,607 people).

The most specialized majors at Oregon State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (543 degrees awarded), Agriculture (298 degrees), Human Sciences (392 degrees), Engineering (1,355 degrees), and Physical Sciences (189 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, Physicians, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Oregon State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (543 degrees awarded), Agriculture (298 degrees), Human Sciences (392 degrees), Engineering (1,355 degrees), and Physical Sciences (189 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 (447,570 people), Computer Systems Design (438,277 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (332,872 people), Construction (290,171 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (228,449 people).

The most specialized majors at Oregon State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (543 degrees awarded), Agriculture (298 degrees), Human Sciences (392 degrees), Engineering (1,355 degrees), and Physical Sciences (189 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. 651 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 314 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 284 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Oregon State University was Computer Science with 651 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

4,104
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
4,056
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 4,104 degrees were awarded to men at Oregon State University, which is 1.01 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,056).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 607 degrees were awarded to men at Oregon State University in Computer Science, which is 3.92 times more than the 155 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 256 degrees were awarded to women at Oregon State University in General Human Development & Family Studies, which is 10.7 times more than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 37% of students graduating from Oregon State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (79.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Oregon State University is Female and Asian (79.3% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.795% of graduates (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,081 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    730 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    574 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Oregon State University is white (5,081 degrees awarded). There were 6.96 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (730 degrees).

2.62% of degree recipients (214 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,663 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,418 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    391 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Oregon State University is white female (2,663 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,418 degrees).

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Operations

Oregon State University has an endowment valued at nearly $684M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $19.2M (2.81%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Oregon State University had a total salary expenditure of $1.29B. Oregon State University employs 436 Instructors, 344 Professors, and 328 Associate professors. Most academics at Oregon State University are Male Professors (255), Female Instructors(223), and Male Instructors (213).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Oregon State University are: Research, with 572 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 554 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 488 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$684M
2020 Endowment
3.02%
decline from 2019

Oregon State University has an endowment valued at about $684M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Oregon State University declined 3.02% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $382M 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. $235M - Federal
  2. $9.16M - State
  3. $830k - Local

As of 2020, Oregon State University received $235M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.16M from state grants and contracts, and $830k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$507M
2020 Salaries
1.88%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Oregon State University paid a median of $507M in salaries, which represents 39.3% of their overall expenditure ($1.29B) and a 1.88% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.03% growth from 2018 and a 2.99% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$135M
Instructional Salaries
1,351
Number of Employees

In 2020, Oregon State University paid a total of $135M to 1,351 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
436 Employees
Research
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
572 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Oregon State University were Instructor with 436 employees; Professor with 344 employees; and Professor with 328 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Oregon State University were Research with 572 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 554 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 488 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Oregon State University was Male Professor with 255 employees, Female Instructor with 223 employees, and Male Instructor with 213 employees.

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

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