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Oregon State University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Oregon State University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and 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 Oregon State University 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.

Oregon State University was awarded 144 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is natural resources and conservation.

Overall Quality

Oregon State is ranked #320 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Oregon State also holds the #6 spot on the Best Colleges in Oregon ranking.

See all of the rankings for Oregon State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Oregon State?

Acceptance Rate

Oregon State University has an acceptance rate of 79%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 68% of students accepted to Oregon State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 650. Math scores were between 530 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Oregon State University  ( 540 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for Oregon State University  ( 530 to 650 )
Oregon State received ACT scores from 47% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Oregon State University  ( 22 to 28 )

Learn more about Oregon State University admissions.

Oregon State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Oregon State University, this ratio is 18 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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 Oregon State University is 77%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  77 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Oregon State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 85% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Oregon State University 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  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Oregon State this rate is 32%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  32 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Oregon State University.

Excellent Overall Diversity at Oregon State

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 26,247 undergraduates at Oregon State with 18,554 being full-time and 7,693 being part-time.

Oregon State Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 92.74 out of 100, Oregon State is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  92.74 out of 100
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How Much Does Oregon State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Oregon State is $19,969. 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 Oregon State

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,599 $15,568 $20,124 $23,054 $23,912

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 Oregon State, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Oregon State, approximately 52% of students took out student loans averaging $7,242 a year. That adds up to $28,968 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Oregon State is 3.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Oregon State Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Oregon State make around $49,600 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Oregon State graduates since it is 25% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Oregon State University make the most money.

Location of Oregon State University

Oregon State University is a public institution located in Corvallis, Oregon. The city atmosphere of Corvallis makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of Oregon State University

Contact details for Oregon State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1500 Sw Jefferson Avenue, Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: 541-737-0123

Oregon State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 91 majors graduated from Oregon State University. Of these students, 5,981 received undergraduate degrees and 1,388 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
Computer Science 681 $69,600
Business Administration & Management 537 $42,900
Human Development & Family Studies 283 $28,000
Health & Physical Education 264 $27,700
Mechanical Engineering 263 $61,200
General Psychology 192 $28,600
Public Health 180 $35,200
Finance & Financial Management 167 $48,500
General Biology 163 $28,200
Health/Medical Prep Programs 143 $29,200

Learn more about the majors offered at Oregon State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Oregon State

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 13,482 students took at least one online class at Oregon State University. This is an increase from the 12,725 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 13,482 6,565
2016-2017 12,725 6,087
2015-2016 11,251 5,682
2014-2015 10,148 5,109
2013-2014 8,862 4,503

Learn more about online learning at Oregon State University.

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Notes and References


*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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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