2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$20,318

Net Price

89%

Admitted

19%

Enrolled

68%

Graduation Rate

18/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Oregon State University

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 33,193. In 2021, there were 284 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #1 in Oregon and ranks #434 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

284

Total Enrollment

33,193

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Ranking for Oregon State University

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#1

Oregon Rank

Combining ranking factors for 18 schools that offer psychology degrees in Oregon, Oregon State University ranks #1.

#434

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Oregon State University ranks #434.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Oregon State University offers General Psychology at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Research Psychology. At the doctorate level Research Psychology are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPhD
General Psychology279
Research Psychology23
Total Graduates27923
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) – Predoctoral internship programs Oregon State University Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Public Health (PHBG) – Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 23,188 students applied to the Oregon State University. The university admitted 89% and 19% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Oregon universities is 6,196. On average, all Oregon institutions admit 80% and 21% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Oregon State University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 87%. Compared to all Oregon four or more years colleges, the percentage is 71%.

The overall graduation rate for Oregon State University is 68%, compared to 63% for all Oregon universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 28%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare OSU to Oregon Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Oregon State University to the average of all Oregon four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

OSU

23,188

Applicants

89%

Percent Admitted

19%

Percent Enrolled

87%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

68%

Graduation Rate

OR Colleges

6,196

Applicants

80%

Percent Admitted

21%

Percent Enrolled

71%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

63%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 1,882 or 72% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 743 or 28% part-time faculty members employed at Oregon State University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 1,249 or 48%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

OSU

18 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

72%

Percent Full-Time

28%

Percent Part-Time

48%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

OR Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

47%

Percent Full-Time

53%

Percent Part-Time

45%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Oregon State University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $10,065, and the average cost for books and supplies is $600.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $13,446 and the average cost for graduate fees is $2,123.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Oregon State University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Oregon State University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$13,860
On-Campus Living Expenses$2,754
Total Living Expenses$16,614
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$10,065
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$600
Total Undergraduate Expenses$27,279
In-State, Graduate Tuition$13,446
In-State, Graduate Fees$2,123
Total Graduate Expenses$15,569
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Oregon State University is $20,318. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Oregon State University presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$15,242$13,158
$30,001 – $48,000$17,173$13,934
$48,001 – $75,000$21,716$16,708
$75,001 – $110,000$24,916$21,293
$110,001 and more$25,384$24,559
US Department of Education

Compare Oregon State University to all Oregon universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

OSU

$27,279

Cost to Attend

$8,105

Average Financial Aid

93%

Percent Receiving Aid

$20,318

Net Price

OR Colleges

$37,304

Cost to Attend

$14,708

Average Financial Aid

92%

Percent Receiving Aid

$20,719

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 2,914 or 93%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 15,184 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $8,105.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid15,184$8,105
Pell Grants6,077$4,116
Federal Student Loans8,807$6,592
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Oregon State University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

OSU

15,184

Grant or Scholarship Aid

50%

Grants or Scholarships

6,077

Number of Pell Grants

20%

Pell Grants

8,807

Federal Student Loans

29%

Federal Student Loans

OR Colleges

2,785

Grant or Scholarship Aid

48%

Grants or Scholarships

1,315

Number of Pell Grants

23%

Pell Grants

1,738

Federal Student Loans

30%

Federal Student Loans

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