Strategic Plan

Prosperity Widely Shared: The Oregon State Plan

The OSU Board of Trustees has approved the university’s latest strategic plan, Prosperity Widely Shared: The Oregon State Plan. Ambitious and intensely focused, it will guide OSU from 2024 through 2030. 

The strategic plan includes three interdependent goals. Oregon State will be:

  • A university focused on big discoveries that drive big solutions.
  • A university where every student graduates.
  • A university that fuels a thriving world in every dimension.

To achieve these goals, Oregon State has identified five targets:

  • Increase annual research expenditures to $600 million. Last fiscal year, the university set a record with $367 million in research expenditures, a 23% increase over the previous year. Research expenditures have risen in 19 of the past 21 years.
  • Increase the six-year graduation rate to 80%. Oregon State’s latest six-year graduation rate is 70%. 
  • Equalize six-year graduation rates. Current rates vary widely across students’ gender, ethnic group and financial need.
  • Increase online-only enrollment to 30,000, more than double the current enrollment in Ecampus.
  • Increase enrollment at OSU-Cascades to 2,200. In fall 2022, the Bend campus enrolled 1,271 students, which included a 16.6% increase in first-year students from a year earlier. 


“This strategic plan rests on a vision for widely shared, environmentally sustainable prosperity in Oregon, the nation, and the world, with our role as a top-flight research university as a driver toward that vision.”

— Edward Feser, Provost and Executive Vice President