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Oregon State University Data & Information Overview

380 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
89% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Oregon State University Ranked?

#210 Best Colleges in Nation
#3 Best Colleges in OR
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

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Oregon State University was awarded 380 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is junior high/intermediate/middle school education & teaching.

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Overall Quality

Oregon State is ranked #210 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Oregon State held the #227 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Oregon State is also ranked #3 out of 30 schools in Oregon.

See all of the rankings for Oregon State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Oregon State?

89% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
25% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Oregon State University has an acceptance rate of 89%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for Oregon State.

Average Test Scores

About 25% 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 560 and 680. Math scores were between 560 and 690.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Oregon State University  ( 560 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for Oregon State University  ( 560 to 690 )
Oregon State received ACT scores from 13% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Oregon State University  ( 21 to 28 )

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Oregon State University Faculty

18 to 1 Student to Faculty
80% 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 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 80%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  80 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Oregon State University

87% Freshmen Retention
35% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Oregon State University has a freshmen retention rate of 87%. 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  87 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Oregon State have a four-year graduation rate of 35%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  35 out of 100

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

Oregon State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

18,084 Full-Time Undergraduates
29.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
47.1% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 26,644 undergraduates at Oregon State with 18,084 being full-time and 8,560 being part-time.

How Much Does Oregon State University Cost?

$21,508 Net Price
29% Take Out Loans
$27,932 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Oregon State is $21,508. 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 +
$15,242 $17,173 $21,716 $24,916 $25,384

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 29% of students took out student loans averaging $6,983 a year. That adds up to $27,932 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Oregon State is 2.8%. 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?

$56,619 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 Oregon State make about $56,619 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Oregon State students since it is 33% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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

Location of Oregon State University

Oregon State
18,084 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
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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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

92 Majors With Completions
6,419 Undergraduate Degrees
1,488 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 92 majors graduated from Oregon State University. Of these students, 6,419 received undergraduate degrees and 1,488 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 762 $74,600
Business Administration & Management 502 $43,896
Health & Physical Education 361 $28,252
General Psychology 284 $31,612
Mechanical Engineering 281 $66,476
Human Development & Family Studies 261 $30,413
General Biology 197 $25,537
Finance & Financial Management 165 $49,025
Natural Resource Management 160 $31,321
Health/Medical Prep Programs 148 $25,977

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

52% Take At Least One Class Online
33% 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 2020-2021, 17,310 students took at least one online class at Oregon State University. This is an increase from the 16,956 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 17,310 10,888
2019-2020 16,956 8,840
2018-2019 14,977 7,467
2017-2018 13,482 6,565
2016-2017 12,725 6,087

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.


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