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OSU Demographics & Diversity

Corvallis, Oregon

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at OSU are primarily White with a small Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 33% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Oregon State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 67%
Black 1%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 7%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 7%
International 6%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 2% more male students than female students enrolled at Oregon State University with a gender ratio of 51% men to 49% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, OSU has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Oregon State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 51%
Women 49%
Enrollment by gender for Oregon State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 17,323
Women 16,969

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

OSU serves a low number of students outside of Oregon, with 57 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Oregon State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 57%
Out of State 41%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$60,312 per year

20% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 20.9%
Part time Undergrads 23.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=209542 IPEDS survey data for Oregon State University.