CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University is ranked 33rd in the nation and first among colleges and universities in the Pacific Northwest for innovation, according to rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report.
“Innovation at Oregon State extends throughout everything we do,” said OSU President Ed Ray. “Examples of innovation at the university include initiatives to support student success and grow graduation rates, employ nationally renowned faculty, conduct globally impactful research and discovery, expand cutting-edge campuses and educational facilities in Corvallis and Bend, offer nationally top ranked online teaching, and provide university centers in Portland and Newport.”
In other U.S. News rankings, Oregon State placed 64th nationally in the top public schools category, up nine spots in the past two years; 76th in best undergraduate teaching; 99th in best colleges for veterans; and 139th in the national universities category – one spot higher than in 2019. In addition to the rankings released today, U.S. News ranked Ecampus, Oregon’s State’s online degree programs, No. 3 in the nation last January.
In the latest innovation rankings, Oregon State tied for 33rd nationally with several universities, including Yale and Georgetown. Boise State University ranked 42nd, and University of Washington placed 52nd. Last year, Oregon State was ranked 37th for innovation.
The U.S. News innovation ranking is based on nominations from college presidents, provosts and admissions deans, who are asked to name colleges making the most innovative improvements in curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities.
Ray said innovation at Oregon State University can be found in numerous efforts, including:
About Oregon State University: As one of only two universities in the nation designated as a land, sea, space and sun grant, Oregon State serves Oregon and the world by working on today’s most pressing issues. Our more than 31,000 students come from across the globe, and our programs operate in every Oregon county. Oregon State receives more research funding than all of the state’s comprehensive public universities combined. At our campuses in Corvallis and Bend, marine research center in Newport and award-winning Ecampus, we excel at shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.