Founded in 1858 as a small, private academy called Corvallis College, Oregon State University has developed into a major teaching, research, and public service institution.
Oregon State University (OSU) is a coeducational, public research university located in Corvallis, Oregon, United States. Oregon State University provides diverse educational opportunities through the undergraduate and graduate programs of its 11 colleges and one school. There are over 200 academic degree programs offered through the university. Academic choices include studies in scientific, technological, interdisciplinary, and professional as well as liberal arts fields. OUSís programs in nuclear engineering, ecology, forestry, public health, biochemistry, zoology, food science and pharmacy are recognized nationally as top tier programs.
OSU Extended Campus offers a variety of opportunities for individuals interested in personal or professional enrichment who prefer the flexibility of online learning and programs delivered off-campus. Online and distance courses offered through Extended Campus are taught by OSU faculty and carry requirements for reading, research, and examinations that are similar to on-campus courses. Online degree programs and courses appear the same on your OSU transcript as do on-campus degrees and courses. Professional certificate programs and non-credit programs do not appear on an official OSU transcript, but Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or certificates may be awarded.
Oregon State University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The Oregon State Board of Higher Education has authorized the University to offer undergraduate and graduate level certificates, baccalaureate, masters, doctorate, and first professional degrees.
An Enrollment Summary is produced each term, including summer. These reports use the fourth week enrollment data to provide information about students. Summer term uses the end of term data for this report. Also almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid.