Oregon State University set an enrollment record this fall, as the population of Beavers increased 3.3% year-over-year. At 35,239 students, OSU remains the largest university in the state, marking nine years in a row at the top spot. The enrollment includes students learning at OSU locations in Corvallis, Bend, Portland, Newport, La Grande and through the university’s online E-campus program. 


“Oregon State University is committed to be the most accessible and highest quality university possible,” said OSU President Jayathi Murthy. “Record enrollments among students of color and first-year students and increasing numbers of non-resident students are evidence that Oregon State is increasingly seen as a destination for an inclusive and excellent education and a gateway to success in graduate school, life and career after graduation.” 


Oregon State reported students for all 50 states as well as 107 countries. Oregon State continues to draw state residents well, with 17,610 students enrolled from all of Oregon’s 36 counties. Oregonians make up almost 69% of Oregon State’s Corvallis degree-seeking undergraduate enrollment and nearly 79% of degree-seeking undergraduates at OSU-Cascades in Bend. 

University wide, freshman enrollment increased 8% from 2021. Officials say the e-campus is the biggest contributor to overall growth; jumping almost 6% to 10,679 students. 


Oregon State officials noted the school’s enrollment counters national trends of declines at many U.S. colleges and universities.


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