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Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Oklahoma State University - Main Campus. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Oklahoma State University - Main Campus was awarded 106 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

OSU is ranked #458 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

OSU is also ranked #4 out of 24 schools in Oklahoma.

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Is It Hard to Get Into OSU?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Oklahoma State University - Main Campus is 74%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that OSU is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 21% of students accepted to OSU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 630. Math scores were between 530 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Oklahoma State University - Main Campus  ( 540 to 630 )
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SAT Math Scores for Oklahoma State University - Main Campus  ( 530 to 630 )
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OSU received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Oklahoma State University - Main Campus  ( 22 to 28 )
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Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Oklahoma State University - Main Campus, the student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Oklahoma State University - Main Campus is 88%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  88 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Oklahoma State University - Main Campus

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 81% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Oklahoma State University - Main Campus enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  81 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from OSU have a four-year graduation rate of 34%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  34 out of 100
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Excellent Overall Diversity at OSU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 20,597 undergraduates at OSU with 17,722 being full-time and 2,875 being part-time.

OSU Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 93.77 out of 100, OSU is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  93.77 out of 100
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How Much Does Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Cost?

The overall average net price of OSU is $14,878. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for OSU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,320 $10,553 $15,041 $19,185 $20,831

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of OSU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At OSU, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $6,441 a year. That adds up to $25,764 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at OSU is 7.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do OSU Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from OSU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $46,500 in their early years. That's great news for OSU students since it is 17% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of Oklahoma State University - Main Campus

Oklahoma State University - Main Campus is a public institution located in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The location of OSU is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

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Location of Oklahoma State University - Main Campus

Contact details for OSU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 107 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078-1015
Phone: 405-744-5000
Website: www.okstate.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oklahoma-State-University/39013362306
Twitter: https://twitter.com/okstate

Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 99 majors graduated from Oklahoma State University - Main Campus. Of these students, 4,899 received undergraduate degrees and 1,236 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 409 $38,300
Marketing 304 $41,800
Mechanical Engineering 258 $62,100
Liberal Arts General Studies 254 $32,200
Animal Science 234 $29,500
Finance & Financial Management 187 $52,500
General Psychology 172 $27,300
Computer Information Systems 155 $54,500
Agricultural Economics & Business 152 $33,000
Accounting 147 $54,600

Learn more about the majors offered at Oklahoma State University - Main Campus along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at OSU

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 9,808 students took at least one online class at Oklahoma State University - Main Campus. This is an increase from the 9,631 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 9,808 1,618
2016-2017 9,631 1,424
2015-2016 8,479 1,380
2014-2015 7,413 1,305
2013-2014 7,106 1,409

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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