You may not know where you are headed. Or you may have had your life charted out since fifth grade. Either way, Oregon State University is where your path begins.

There are answers everywhere.
That’s why Oregon State University goes OUT THERE.

Oregon State is an international public research university that draws people from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. We go wherever the challenges are, push ourselves to the very edge of what’s known and keep going. We are determined to forge solutions. We are diverse and welcoming. We embrace our responsibility to Oregon and the world, building a future that’s smarter, healthier, more prosperous and more just. We see what could be and have worked relentlessly for 150 years to make it so. 

2 campuses, 11 colleges, 15 experiment stations, 35 Extension offices, 200+ academic programs — COUNTLESS IMPACTS.

OSU grad introduced the computer mouse and the world hasn’t been the same since

50 years ago this month, Douglas Engelbart ’48 led what’s become known at the Mother of All Demos, previewing the way we use technology today at a time when computers took up an entire room and had a fraction of the capability of our smartphones. This visionary Beaver alumnus saw the potential for technology to unlock human potential — and pointed the way forward. Literally. Because he also invented the computer mouse.