Oregon State University is one of only two U.S. universities designated a land-, sea-, space- and sun-grant institution. OSU is also Oregon’s only university to hold the Carnegie Foundation’s top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification. Its nearly 24,000 students come from all 50 states and more than 90 nations. OSU programs touch every county within Oregon, and its faculty teach and conduct research on issues of national and global importance.
Four percent of the OSU student body is enrolled in a music program. Of those enrolled, 80 percent are in a performance ensemble and 86% of those enrolled in performance ensembles are not music majors. Music programs filter into all majors across campus and enhance the college experience for so many students.
Corvallis is quickly becoming one of Oregon’s most vibrant centers for the performing arts. OSU music ensembles are an active and visible part of the local arts scene. The beautiful main campus is located within walking distance to Corvallis’ quaint and growing downtown district and most of the city’s performance venues.
The Ecampus program at Oregon State University has been ranked as the fourth best distance education program in the nation among public research universities, the best program of its type in Oregon, and eighth among all schools, both public and private.
The rankings of “Best Online Colleges and Universities in 2013” were made by SuperScholar Smart Choice, based on academic quality, strength of programs, student satisfaction, prestige and other factors. The prior year, this organization ranked OSU Ecampus as ninth best in the nation among all schools. Our minor in Popular Music Studies is offered through the sucessful Ecampus program.
At OSU you'll find a dynamic community of people passionate about music. Priding itself as a leader in music education, OSU offers rigorous degree programs in music taught by expert faculty. And all OSU students have the opportunity to select music as a minor. Through small class sizes, students have the advantage of working closely with their music professors while studying within the larger context of a major research university.