Your Path
Starts Here

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.

Beaver
Nation

2020 Student Profile

17,508
students from Oregon

11,958
students from 49 U.S. states

2,846
students from around the world

tam foltz I want to be an example for my kids, my community, and for everyone who has put off going back to school for whatever reason. I want Native Americans everywhere to know that college is an option for them regardless of the current situation they may find themselves in. I am proof that no matter what age, you can earn a college degree as long as you put in the time and effort. - Taw Foltz, OSU-Cascades

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)
  • 2,336 transfer students (7%)
  • 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

#5 Best Online Programs
in the U.S.

#4 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

Out of This World

How do you test an instrument destined for an icy planetoid far from Earth? Erin Pettit, CEOAS glaciologist, takes it to rather unearthly places

Joshua Flores
Courting the Future

Joshua Flores, a sophomore majoring in Bioresource Research, asserts "What may be my future started my freshman year in a lab at OSU. I am forever grateful for the STEM Leaders program for helping me gain such an experience."