Aerial view of Kerr Admin Building

About Oregon State University

Oregon State University (OSU) is a leading international public research institution grounded in the Land Grant tradition of bringing research, teaching, and outreach and engagement to bear on the most pressing challenges facing Oregon and the world today.

Founded in 1868, OSU is one of only two universities in the United States to have Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation’s top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.

Oregon State’s faculty are global leaders in their fields, advancing the science of earth ecosystems, improving human health and wellness, promoting social progress and serving as an engine for economic growth. With $336 million in external research funding in the 2016 fiscal year, Oregon State’s impact reaches across the state and beyond. Oregon State, with 11 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offices, the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon has a presence in every one of Oregon’s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.23 billion.

OSU is the state’s largest university, with annual revenues of $1.13 billion, and is home to more than 30,000 students from all 50 states and more than 90 nations, and is the university of choice for high-achieving Oregon students.