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Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Overview

Oklahoma State University - Main Campus is a public institution situated in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Stillwater is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

What Is Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Known For?

4,930 Undergraduate Awards
$29,361 Avg Cost After Aid
74% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at OSU.
  • In 2017-2018, 88% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, OSU bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $46,500 a year. That's about 14% more than their peers at other schools.

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Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Rankings

OSU holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in Oklahoma ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

OSU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#80 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#97 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#248 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at OSU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular International Agriculture Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Fire Protection Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Human Development & Family Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Most Popular Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#75 Most Popular Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards OSU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#12 Best Value Colleges for Engineering College Factual
#27 Best Value Colleges for Sociology College Factual
#85 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#104 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#136 Best Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual
#146 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is Oklahoma State University - Main Campus?

Location of Oklahoma State University - Main Campus

Contact details for OSU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 107 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078-1015
Phone: 405-744-5000
Website: www.okstate.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oklahoma-State-University/39013362306
Twitter: https://twitter.com/okstate

How Do I Get Into OSU?

You can apply to OSU online at: admissions.okstate.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for OSU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into OSU?

74% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
21% Submit SAT Scores
OSU has an acceptance rate of 74%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 74%, and the acceptance rate for women is 75%.

Average Test Scores

About 21% of students accepted to OSU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 630. Math scores were between 530 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Oklahoma State University - Main Campus  ( 540 to 630 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Oklahoma State University - Main Campus  ( 530 to 630 )
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800
OSU received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 27. Math scores were between 20 and 27. Composite scores were between 22 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Oklahoma State University - Main Campus  ( 21 to 27 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Oklahoma State University - Main Campus  ( 20 to 27 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Oklahoma State University - Main Campus  ( 22 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford Oklahoma State University - Main Campus?

$29,361 Net Price
48% Take Out Loans
7.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of OSU is $29,361. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At OSU, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $6,441 a year. That adds up to $25,764 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at OSU is 7.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

17,291 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 20,041 undergraduate students at OSU, with 17,291 being full-time and 2,750 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  OSU

There are also 4,038 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 17,291 full-time undergraduates at OSU, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  OSU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Oklahoma State University - Main Campus students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of OSU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 324
Black or African American 657
Hispanic or Latino 1,417
White 11,866
International Students 623
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,404

Geographic Diversity

Oklahoma students aren't the only ones who study at Oklahoma State University - Main Campus. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 110 countries are represented at OSU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Oklahoma State University - Main Campus

1,618 Took All Classes Online
9,808 Took At Least One Class Online
3.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 10 bachelor’s degree and 25 master’s degree programs available online at OSU. In 2017-2018, 9,808 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at OSU has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the most popular in Oklahoma for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of OSU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Oklahoma State University - Main Campus was 3.8%. This is the #1,757 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at OSU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of OSU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 9%
Chemical Engineering 23%
Communication Sciences 24%
Computer & Information Sciences 2%
Computer Information Systems 7%
Education 2%
Educational Administration 32%
Electronics Engineering Technology 10%
Engineering Technologies 9%
Health & Physical Education 59%
Health Professions 19%
Human Resource Management 80%
Instructional Media Design 11%
International Agriculture 4%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 13%
Liberal Arts General Studies 13%
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 16%
Nursing 56%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 34%
Psychology 9%
Public Health 18%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 18%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at OSU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at OSU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Agricultural Engineering #1
International Agriculture #1
Plant Sciences #7
Statistics #8
General Engineering Technology #9
Chemical Engineering #11
General Agriculture #12
General Family & Consumer Sciences #14
Electronics Engineering Technology #15
Other Engineering #17
Industrial Engineering #21
Mechanical Engineering #25
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #29
Electrical Engineering #32
Fire Protection #39
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations #41
Mathematics & Statistics #42
Computer Systems Networking #43
Finance & Financial Management #56
Entrepreneurial Studies #61
Health & Physical Education #79
Public Health #81
Engineering #90
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #93
Marketing #99
Human Development & Family Studies #103
Human Resource Management #107
Engineering Technologies #124
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #126
Computer Information Systems #136
Teacher Education Subject Specific #156
Educational Administration #209
Teacher Education Grade Specific #216
Computer & Information Sciences #310
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #368
Nursing #385
Liberal Arts General Studies #412
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #412

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 16 0 409 10 134 16 585
Marketing 0 0 304 9 0 0 313
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 258 0 21 7 286
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 254 0 0 0 254
Animal Science 0 0 234 0 6 5 245
Computer Information Systems 0 0 155 2 76 1 234
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 187 0 3 0 190
General Psychology 0 0 172 0 10 5 187
Accounting 0 0 147 0 34 0 181
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 0 152 0 5 6 163
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 128 2 28 0 158
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 147 5 0 0 152
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 143 0 0 0 143
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 115 0 0 0 115
Communication Sciences 0 0 75 0 22 0 97
Chemical Engineering 0 0 81 0 6 8 95
Public Health 0 0 77 1 17 0 95
Air Transportation 0 0 77 0 11 0 88
Veterinary Medicine 0 0 0 0 0 85 85
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 74 1 2 5 82
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 69 0 5 4 78
Hospitality Management 0 0 68 0 8 0 76
Agricultural Public Services 0 0 69 0 6 0 75
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 0 75 0 0 0 75
Electrical Engineering 0 0 49 0 17 9 75
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 56 0 16 2 74
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 52 7 15 0 74
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 63 0 6 5 74
Civil Engineering 0 0 59 0 9 6 74
Zoology 0 0 42 0 18 9 69
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 69 0 0 0 69
General Biology 0 0 65 0 1 1 67
Political Science & Government 0 0 59 0 7 0 66
Sociology 0 0 60 0 2 4 66
General English Literature 0 0 50 0 6 9 65
Fire Protection 0 0 45 0 13 3 61
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 61 0 0 0 61
Industrial Engineering 0 0 36 0 17 2 55
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 50 0 4 0 54
International Business 0 0 49 0 0 0 49
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 33 14 47
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 4 41 0 45
Construction Engineering Technology 0 0 43 0 0 0 43
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 20 0 15 8 43
Mathematics 0 0 31 0 5 4 40
Chemistry 0 0 18 0 5 17 40
Health & Physical Education 0 0 25 0 8 4 37
Other Engineering 0 0 0 0 36 0 36
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 11 24 35
Soil Sciences 0 0 24 0 9 1 34
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 33 0 33
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 29 0 4 0 33
Agricultural Engineering 0 0 20 0 6 6 32
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 0 28 2 0 0 30
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 27 0 1 2 30
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 30 0 30
Computer Engineering 0 0 30 0 0 0 30
History 0 0 25 0 2 3 30
Natural Resources Conservation 0 1 15 0 8 5 29
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 13 14 0 27
Philosophy 0 0 18 0 8 0 26
International Agriculture 0 0 0 0 25 0 25
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 25 0 0 0 25
Music 0 0 12 0 12 0 24
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 21 0 0 0 21
General Education 0 0 0 6 2 12 20
Plant Sciences 0 0 13 0 4 2 19
Geography & Cartography 4 0 9 0 3 2 18
Journalism 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Nursing 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Food Science Technology 0 0 12 0 1 1 14
Economics 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 0 0 2 0 11 13
International Studies 0 0 0 1 12 0 13
Physics 0 0 7 0 1 5 13
Architectural Engineering 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Romance Languages 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Nutrition Science 0 0 0 0 10 1 11
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 0 10 0 10
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 0 10 0 10
Botany/Plant Biology 0 0 4 0 5 0 9
Landscape Architecture 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Statistics 0 0 3 0 3 2 8
Teaching English or French 5 0 0 2 0 0 7
Area Studies 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 7 0 7
Agricultural Production 5 0 0 0 0 0 5
Horticulture 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 5 0 0 5
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
General Agriculture 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Human Sciences Business Services 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
General Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Materials Engineering 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Natural Sciences 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Information Technology 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Petroleum Engineering 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Homeland Security 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Education Philosophy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
International Education 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gerontology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Museum Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Recreation Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 30 1 4,899 80 920 316 6,246

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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