As Oregon's statewide university, Oregon State is committed to sustainable, transparent and fiscally prudent financial management that invests in student success, as well as OSU's research and outreach and engagement mission. In doing so, Oregon State seeks to contain costs at all times and invest resources wisely.
Like other public universities, OSU is funded through a variety of sources, including state funding; tuition; grant-funded research; philanthropy; and revenues from auxiliary divisions, including athletics and on-campus housing.
To set annual tuition rates, Oregon State University considers a number of factors. These include: