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Academics at Oregon State University - Majors, Faculty & More

Wondering what academic life at Oregon State will be like? In addition to the degrees and majors, as well as the faculty composition at Oregon State this section includes detailed information on freshman retention rates, reasons students did not graduate, and an analysis of full-time and tenured faculty vs. adjunct teaching staff.

All About Academics

What's the point of going to college without academics? Find out more about the faculty and staff, what majors and fields of study are offered at this college, and information on online classes if offered. Here are some of the things you'll learn in this section.

Faculty Resources

The total number of instructional staff teaching the 25,699 undergraduate students at Oregon State University is 1,849 . When this is adjusted to account for those with part-time status, the result is the "full-time equivalent" (FTE) count. Using the FTE count for students and staff results in a "student to instructor" ratio of 17 to 1 which makes Oregon State University worse than the typical college regarding instructional attention.

For every instructor (FTE) at Oregon State University , there are 17 undergraduate students (FTE). This ratio is worse than the typical college concerning instructional attention.
The majority of the instructors (76.0% ) are full-time.
The vast majority of instructors (99.0% ) are "faculty" rather than "lecturers".
The majority of the faculty (77.0% ) are full-time.
A significant percentage of the faculty (49.0% ) are adjuncts (not in the tenure system).

Learn how the faculty structure at Oregon State University compares to the national average

Most Popular Majors

Oregon State University offers 88 distinct undergraduate degrees, concentrated into 73 majors within 24 broad fields of study. Across all fields of study, Oregon State University awarded 6,100 undergraduate degrees in 2019 - 2020 .

Most Popular MajorsAssociates GraduationsBachelors GraduationsAll Graduations
Computer Science0651651
Business Administration & Management0422422
Mechanical Engineering0284284
Human Development & Family Studies0274274
General Psychology0266266

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