Oregon State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,715

2.11% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$19,484

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.93%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

77.5%

14,595 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

30,354

73.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

63.3%

2,204 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 General Human Development & Family Studies (362 degrees awarded), Computer Science (313 degrees), and General Health & Physical Education (214 degrees).

In 2016, 6,837 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Oregon State University. 50.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,685 degrees), 10.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (445 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Oregon State University is $8,715, which is $-17,141 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Oregon State University is $8,715, which is $-17,141 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,484.

In 2016, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 47% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,715

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Oregon State University was $8,715. The cost of tuition at Oregon State University is $-17,141 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$19,484

2016 Value

10%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Oregon State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,484. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Oregon State University grew by 10%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,874

Room and Board

$1,950

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Oregon State University was of $11,874 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,950. The cost of room and board increased by 8.65% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 0.763% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

54%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

54% of undergraduate students at Oregon State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, 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.

3.93%

2015 Default Rate

234

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Oregon State University was 3.93%, which represents 234 out of the 5949 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 14,595 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 3.82% annual growth. Out of those 14,595 applicants, 11,308 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.5% acceptance rate.

There were 30,354 students enrolled at Oregon State University in 2016, and 70% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Oregon State University has an overall enrollment yield of 33.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

11,308

Accepted Out of 14,595

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Oregon State University was 77.5% (11,308 admissions from 14,595 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 78.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 3.82%, while admissions grew by 2.65%.

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SAT Scores

70%

Submission Percentage

2,686

Scores Submitted

70% of enrolled first-time students at Oregon State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Oregon State University has a total enrollment of 30,354 students. The full-time enrollment at Oregon State University is 22,443 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,911. This means that 73.9% of students enrolled at Oregon State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Oregon State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62% White, 8.35% Hispanic or Latino, 7.14% Asian, 6.08% Two or More Races, 1.38% Black or African American, 0.507% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.27% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Oregon State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (33.1%), followed by White Female (29.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.41%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (24.1%), followed by White Male (22.4%) and Asian Female (3.76%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Oregon State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30,354 students. The full-time enrollment at Oregon State University is 22,443 and the part-time enrollment is 7,911. This means that 73.9% of students enrolled at Oregon State University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%

2016 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 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Oregon State University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    18,831

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,536

  3. Asian

    2,168

The enrolled student population at Oregon State University is 62% White, 8.35% Hispanic or Latino, 7.14% Asian, 6.08% Two or More Races, 1.38% Black or African American, 0.507% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.27% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 790 students (2.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 101 more women than men received degrees from Oregon State University. The majority of degree recipients at Oregon State University are white (4,685 degrees awarded). There were 10.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (445 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Oregon State University is General Human Development & Family Studies (362 degrees awarded), followed by Computer Science (313 degrees) and General Health & Physical Education (214 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 (427 degrees awarded), Agriculture (416 degrees), and Human Sciences (543 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 Miscellaneous managers (425,937 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (339,049 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (298,112 people), Civil engineers (231,553 people), and Mechanical engineers (152,380 people).

The most specialized majors at Oregon State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (427 degrees awarded), Agriculture (416 degrees), Human Sciences (543 degrees), Engineering (1,052 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 Economists, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Oregon State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (427 degrees awarded), Agriculture (416 degrees), Human Sciences (543 degrees), Engineering (1,052 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 (408,558 people), Computer Systems Design (383,805 people), Construction (268,836 people), Elementary & secondary schools (234,763 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (229,365 people).

The most specialized majors at Oregon State University are Natural Resources & Conservation (427 degrees awarded), Agriculture (416 degrees), Human Sciences (543 degrees), Engineering (1,052 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. 362 degrees awarded

  2. 313 degrees awarded

  3. 214 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Oregon State University was General Human Development & Family Studies with 362 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,368

  2. 3,469

In 2016, 3,368 degrees were awarded to men at Oregon State University, which is 0.971 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,469).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 289 degrees were awarded to men at Oregon State University in Computer Science, which is 4.13 times more than the 70 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 333 degrees were awarded to women at Oregon State University in General Human Development & Family Studies, which is 8.76 times more than the 38 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%

100% Completion Time

63%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 31% of students graduating from Oregon State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% 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 (71.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Oregon State University is Female and Asian (71.1% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 1.86% of graduates (41 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,685 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    445 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    441 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Oregon State University is white (4,685 degrees awarded). There were 10.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (445 degrees).

2.82% of degree recipients (193 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,441 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,244 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    238 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Oregon State University is white female (2,441 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,244 degrees).

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Operations

Oregon State University has an endowment valued at nearly $570M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $14.9M (2.61%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Oregon State University had a total expenditure of $939M. Of that $939M, they spent $435M on salaries and $939M on benefits.

Oregon State University employs 395 Instructors, 365 Assistant professors, and 340 Professors. Most academics at Oregon State University are Male Professors (254), Male Assistant professors(216), and Female Instructors (205).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Oregon State University are: Research, with 582 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 498 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 432 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$570M

2015 Endowment

0.582%

decline from 2014

Oregon State University has an endowment valued at about $570M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Oregon State University declined 0.582% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $299M 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. $171M - Federal

  2. $7.72M - State

  3. $1.77M - Local

As of 2015, Oregon State University received $171M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.72M from state grants and contracts, and $1.77M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$435M

Salary Expenditure

$939M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Oregon State University had a total expenditure of $939M. Of that $939M, they spent $435M on salaries and $939M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Oregon State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$435M

2015 Salaries

7.97%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Oregon State University paid a median of $435M in salaries, which represents 46.3% of their overall expenditure ($939M) and a 7.97% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.21% growth from 2013 and a 6.83% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$117M

Instructional Salaries

1,334

Number of Employees

In 2015, Oregon State University paid a total of $117M to 1,334 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

395 Employees

Research

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

582 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Oregon State University were Instructor with 395 employees; Assistant professor with 365 employees; and Assistant professor with 340 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Oregon State University were Research with 582 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 498 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 432 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Instructor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Oregon State University was Male Professor with 254 employees, Male Assistant professor with 216 employees, and Female Instructor with 205 employees.

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

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