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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$27,195 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
14,595 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
73.9% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
2,204 Graduates

About the photo: By air in 2005 of the Memorial Union at Oregon State.


The median in-state tuition at Oregon State University is $8,715, which is $1,724 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $27,195, which is 312% of the cost for in-state students, and is $8,819 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,484.

In 2016, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 47% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Oregon State University received 14,595 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 3.82% annual growth. Out of those 14,595 applicants, 11,308 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.5% acceptance rate.

There were 30,354 students enrolled at Oregon State University in 2016, and 70% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Oregon State University has an overall enrollment yield of 33.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Oregon State University has a total enrollment of 30,354 students. The full-time enrollment at Oregon State University is 22,443 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,911. This means that 73.9% of students enrolled at Oregon State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Oregon State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62% White, 8.35% Hispanic or Latino, 7.14% Asian, 6.08% Two or More Races, 1.38% Black or African American, 0.51% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.27% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Oregon State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (20.6%), followed by White Female (18.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.74%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (2.86%), followed by White Male (2.65%) and Asian Female (0.44%).

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In 2016, 101 more women than men graduated from Oregon State University. The majority of students graduating from Oregon State University are White. These 4,685 graduates mean that there were 10.5 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 445 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Oregon State University is General Human Development & Family Studies with 362 graduates, followed by Computer Science with 313 graduates and General Health & Physical Education with 214 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Oregon State University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Natural Resources & Conservation, with 427 graduates, followed by Agriculture with 416 graduates and Human Sciences with 543 graduates.


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Oregon State University has an endowment valued at nearly $569M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $14.9M (2.61%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Oregon State University had a total expenditure of $938M. Of that $938M, they spent $434M on salaries and $149M on benefits.

Oregon State University employs 379 Instructors, 332 Professors, and 326 Assistant professors. Most academics at Oregon State University are Male Professors (246), Female Instructors (202), and Male Assistant professors (198).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Oregon State University are: Research, with 511 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 500 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 425 employees.



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