Congratulations, graduates, on earning your Oregon State University degree. We’re very proud of you for achieving your academic and personal goals. As you prepare to take on new challenges, know that we’re confident in you and await your many future accomplishments. Best wishes and as always, Go Beavs!

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Oregon State was founded more than 150 years ago as a land grant institution, building on the idea that everybody deserves access to an education that transforms their lives. Yours could be next.

Adapting to today’s challenges, we continue to deliver innovative, high-quality courses and programs. We put the safety and success of our community as our top priority. As Oregon’s largest university, we draw people from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Our mission is constantly evolving to serve all learners.


2020 Student Profile

students from Oregon

students from 49 U.S. states

students from around the world

The Right Path for You

With campuses in Corvallis and Bend, centers in Newport and Portland, Extension offices in every county and one of the best online degree programs in the world, Oregon State University offers more pathways to a high-quality education than any other university in the state. We are meeting students where they are so everyone can achieve their goals.

  • 6,135 first-generation college students (23% of all undergraduates)
  • 8,564 transfer students (26%)
  • 1,494 students in the Honors College (4.5%)
  • 8,915 students of color (27%)
  • 1,387 veterans (4.3%)

OSU is ranked in the top 5% nationally for veterans and active-duty military. - College Factual

Oregon's Best Research University

With over 200+ academic degree programs Oregon State has a path to the career you always wanted. Find your major.

#2 Forestry Program
in the World

#3 Oceanography Program
in the World

#4 Best Online Programs
in the U.S.

#5 Robotics Engineering School
in the U.S.

#10 Best Big Data Degree
in the U.S.

#2 Friendliest College Town
in America

#1 Most Innovative
in the PNW

Gold Rating for
Bike Friendliness