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Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Data & Information Overview

1,031 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
67% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Ranked?

#261 Best Colleges in Nation
#2 Best Colleges in OK
Animal Nutrition Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2023 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 1,031 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is animal nutrition.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked OSU as #261 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when OSU held the #494 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 32 colleges in Oklahoma, OSU is ranked at #2.

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Is It Hard to Get Into OSU?

67% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
33% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Oklahoma State University - Main Campus is a competitive 67%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 33% 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 510 and 630. Math scores were between 510 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Oklahoma State University - Main Campus  ( 510 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for Oklahoma State University - Main Campus  ( 510 to 620 )
OSU received ACT scores from 87% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Oklahoma State University - Main Campus  ( 21 to 28 )

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Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Faculty

18 to 1 Student to Faculty
89% Full Time Teachers

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 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus, 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 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus is 89%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  89 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Oklahoma State University - Main Campus

85% Freshmen Retention
39% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Oklahoma State University - Main Campus has a freshmen retention rate of 85%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At OSU the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 39%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  39 out of 100

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Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

17,624 Full-Time Undergraduates
28.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
50.7% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 20,323 undergraduates at OSU with 17,624 being full-time and 2,699 being part-time.

How Much Does Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Cost?

$14,237 Net Price
45% Take Out Loans
$27,084 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of OSU is $14,237. 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 +
$8,609 $8,990 $14,127 $18,322 $20,939

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

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 OSU, approximately 45% of students took out student loans averaging $6,771 a year. That adds up to $27,084 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at OSU is 2.7%. 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 OSU Graduates Make?

$52,702 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from OSU make about $52,702 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future OSU graduates since it is 24% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Oklahoma State University - Main Campus make the most money.

Location of Oklahoma State University - Main Campus

Oklahoma State
17,624 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
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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Contact details for OSU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 107 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078-1015
Phone: 405-744-5000

Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Majors

98 Majors With Completions
4,867 Undergraduate Degrees
1,142 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 98 majors graduated from Oklahoma State University - Main Campus. Of these students, 4,867 received undergraduate degrees and 1,142 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 437 $41,977
Marketing 321 $41,568
Liberal Arts General Studies 263 $31,269
Mechanical Engineering 256 $63,076
Animal Science 207 $32,233
Accounting 194 $53,665
Finance & Financial Management 187 $51,747
General Psychology 184 $29,274
Agricultural Economics & Business 180 $43,523
Computer Information Systems 136 $54,316

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

88% Take At Least One Class Online
25% Take All Classes Online

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 2019-2020, 21,517 students took at least one online class at Oklahoma State University - Main Campus. This is an increase from the 10,182 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 21,517 6,065
2018-2019 10,182 1,670
2017-2018 9,808 1,618
2016-2017 9,631 1,424
2015-2016 8,479 1,380

Learn more about online learning at Oklahoma State University - Main Campus.

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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.


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