About

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. 

1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.

2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, Extension programs in all 36 counties, 200+ academic programs — COUNTLESS IMPACTS.

  

A top 1% university in the world

  

More research funding than
any public university in Oregon

  

#3 best university
for solving climate change

Corvallis

A beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art campus, Pac-12 sports and boundless possibilities — all in one of America’s best college towns.

OSU-Cascades

Our Bend campus offers 20+ majors, small classes, unlimited outdoor recreation and a vast natural laboratory in Central Oregon.

Hatfield Marine Science Center

Our coastal research hub in Newport offers a variety of opportunities to take classes or pursue experiential learning next to the Pacific Ocean.

Portland

Earn an Oregon State degree in business or education in an online/in-person format — or take professional development courses — in the City of Roses.

Extension

With operations in all 36 counties, the OSU Extension Service provides information, services and expertise to 2.3 million Oregonians every year.

Students make OSU a vibrant, welcoming community

This is your place to find belonging. Use your voice to advocate for what matters to you. Celebrate your culture and discover others in one of our seven cultural resource centers. Live and learn with people from all 50 states and more than 100 countries around the world. And embark on an incredible journey filled with support, friendships and unforgettable experiences.

26,644
Undergraduate Students

5,048
Graduate Students

32,312
Total Students

105
Countries Represented

8,915
Students of Color

Faculty come here to make a better world out there

You can call them groundbreaking, innovative, engaging and dedicated. We call them faculty. Exceptional in the classroom, the laboratory and wherever answers can be found for the world’s greatest challenges, Oregon State University faculty lead the way to a brighter future for all.

4,700
faculty

18 to 1
student to teacher ratio

$450 million
in research funding

4 Top 1%
of the world's most-cited researchers

Alumni earn a degree that’s valuable for life

It will arrive sooner than you think: the day you accept your diploma. But no matter where you go from here, you will always be a Beaver. Because an Oregon State degree is valuable for life. Equipped with a top-notch interdisciplinary education, critical thinking skills and practical experience through research, internships or study abroad, OSU alumni go out there to build impactful lives with confidence. You will too.

210,000+
alumni

118
countries represented

$110,000
median mid-career salary