About Oregon State University:

Oregon State University (OSU) is an international, public research university in the northwest United States, located in Corvallis, Oregon. The university offers more than 200 undergraduate degree programs along with a variety of graduate and doctoral degrees. It is also the largest university in the state, with a total enrollment exceeding 28,000. The university's roots date back to 1856, when it was established as the area's first community school for primary and preparatory education. Throughout the university's history, the name changed eleven times. Like other early established land-grant colleges and universities, the majority of name changes occurred through the 1920s. Generally, name changes were made to better align a school with the largest available federal grants in agriculture research. The Oregon Unification Bill was passed in 1929 by the Legislative Assembly, which placed the school under the oversight of the newly formed Oregon State Board of Higher Education. A doctoral in education was first offered in the early 1930s, with the conferral of four Doctor of Philosophy degrees in 1935. This year also saw the creation of the first summer session. The growing diversity in degree programs led to another name change in 1937, when the college became Oregon State College. The university's current title, Oregon State University, was adopted on March 6, 1961, by a legislative act signed into law by Governor Mark Hatfield.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
World University Rankings 247 249 228 230 240 244 251 275 273 267 273 279 280

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 14 11 11 14 36 15 17 16 17 19 17 20
Engineering 176 202 214 284 298 - - - - 301-350 301-350 301-350
Life Sciences 235 260 242 234 268 252 286 288 282 296 301-350 301-350
Medicine - - - - - - - - - - - -
Natural Sciences 249 255 223 260 289 - - - 290 277 282 301-350
Social Sciences 231 273 255 234 228 237 188 222 214 196 173 198

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - 44 36 35 48 40 44 55 58 54
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 204
Chemical Engineering - - - - - - - - 301-350 301-350
Chemistry - - - - - - - 401-450 351-400 351-400
Civil Engineering 26 32 39 59 56 64 115 121 115 131
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - -
Computer Science - 209 275 291 - - - 351-400 301-350 351-400
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 233
Electrical Engineering - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 401-450
Environment / Ecology - 8 10 15 16 18 18 21 20 22
Geosciences 21 18 28 29 30 37 30 23 31 38
Immunology - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science - - - - - - - 301-350 301-350 286
Mathematics - - - - - - - - 401-450 451-500
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - 351-400 351-400
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 144
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - -
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - 257 265 - 248 219 222 263 252
Physics - - - - - - - 451-500 451-500 451-500
Plant & Animal Science - 20 15 15 21 17 17 17 12 21
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - -
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 191
Space Science - - - - - - - - - -