Oregon State University

Oregon State University Veteran Services & Resources

Is Oregon State University a Good School for Veterans?

As someone with prior military experience, it's a good idea to check how well the school services veterans before signing those admission papers. We've assembled this Oregon State University veteran's report to help you in your research. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: Oregon State University G.I. Bill Information

What You'll Find in Our Veterans Report on Oregon State:

How Does Oregon State Rank for Veterans?

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College Factual publishes its Best Schools for Veterans ranking on an annual basis. This list identifies colleges and universities that support veterans as they pursue their education.

The 2022 edition of this list ranked Oregon State University at #351. This places Oregon State among the top 15% of the 2,459 colleges and universities in this ranking for offering vets an exceptional educational experience. The school also ranked #2 in our Best for Vets in Oregon ranking.

In addition to our overall rankings, we also calculate our Best for Vets by degree level rankings. The table below shows how Oregon State fared in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 312
Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 368
Best Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 235

You may be more interested to see how particular majors at Oregon State ranked compared to those at other schools. Below, you'll find a list of majors which received the best rankings for vets. Find a full list of majors here. Once you select a major, you'll be able to see links to the rankings available for that major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Water Resources Engineering Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Horticulture Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Forest Management/Forest Resources Management Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Natural Resources Conservation (Other) Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Natural Resources Conservation (Other) Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Forest Engineering Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Forest Management/Forest Resources Management Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Research and Development Management Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Forest Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1

How Many Veterans Go to Oregon State?

Colleges with a large veteran population are better equipped to support and accommodate those who have had military experience.

The VA reports that there are 1,559 G.I. Bill® students at Oregon State. Since the total enrollment at the school is 32,312, approximately 4.82% of the students at Oregon State are utilizing the GI Bill® to help pay for their education. Putting that into perspective, the Student Veterans of America estimates that about three-four percent of all college students in America are veterans.

This number includes all chapters of the GI Bill®, e.g. Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill and Reserve Education Assistance Program. It also includes Veteran Readiness and Employment. This does not include active-duty military personnel who are attending the college via Tuition Assistance. Therefore, the potential total military population could be larger than this.

Federal Veteran Programs at Oregon State

Oregon State University participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Benefits Support
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

Oregon State University does have a student veterans group.

Does Oregon State Give Credit for Military Training?

Implied No Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
At this time, Oregon State does not offer college credit for life experience.

Oregon State might grant college credit to those who have completed specialized military training. Talk with your admissions counselor to learn more.

Oregon State Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Yes Air Force ROTC
Yes Army ROTC
Yes Navy ROTC
Oregon State does offer Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs for the following military branches:

  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Navy

Complaints to the VA About Oregon State

Our data shows that Oregon State has not received 2 complaints at the VA.The reasons for these complaints are summarized in the table below.You should note that the numbers used to classify complaints may not sum up to the total number, since one complaint could be for more reasons than one.

Complaint Type Number of Complaints
Financial Issues 0
Quality of Education 0
Refund Issues 0
Recruiting/Marketing Practices 1
Acceditation 0
Change in Degree Requirements 0
Student Loans 0
Grade Policy 0
Credit Transfers 0
Post-Graduation Job Opportunities 0
Release of Transcripts 0
Other 2


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