CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will graduate a record 7,648 students during its university-wide commencement ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, at Reser Stadium.

More than 4,100 students are expected to participate in the ceremony that will honor the university’s 155th class. The event is free to attend, open to the public and held rain or shine. Gates will open at 9 a.m., and tickets are not required. The ceremony will be livestreamed in English and Spanish on the commencement website.

The 7,648 graduates will receive 7,880 degrees. (There will be 232 students receiving two degrees.) They will add to the ranks of OSU alumni, who have earned 295,283 degrees over the university’s history.

The commencement address will be given by Steven Jackson, an Oregon State University alumnus, former Beavers football player, star NFL running back and philanthropist.

The university-wide commencement ceremony held in Corvallis on June 15 celebrates all OSU graduates, including Ecampus and OSU-Cascades graduates. OSU-Cascades’ commencement ceremony for graduates attending OSU-Cascades will be held in Bend on June 16. OSU-Cascades students are welcome to attend both ceremonies.

Some facts and figures about Oregon State’s class of 2024:

  • Of the 7,880 degrees that will be awarded, 6,255 will go to students receiving bachelor’s degrees; 1,188, master’s degrees; 254, doctor of philosophy degrees; 58, doctor of pharmacy degrees; 70, doctor of veterinary medicine degrees; and 11, doctor of education.
  • OSU’s 2024 graduates represent all of Oregon’s 36 counties, 49 states and 75 countries.
  • A total of 1,709 identify as Asian; 710, Latinx; 298, First Nations including Alaskan Native; 220, Black or African American; and 156, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.
  • The oldest graduate is 70 years old; the youngest is 19 years old; the average age for undergraduates is 26.
  • The graduating class includes 194 veterans of U.S. military service.
  • A record total of 2,073 degrees were awarded to Oregon State students in 61 academic degree programs this year through Ecampus, the university’s online education provider. OSU Ecampus serves students in all 50 states and 60 countries.
  • OSU-Cascades in Bend will award 359 degrees - 267 will go to students receiving bachelor’s degrees; 44, master’s degrees; and 44, doctoral degrees.
  • OSU’s Honors College is graduating 251 students.
  • The graduating class includes 1,226 students who are the first in their family to earn a college degree; 4,260 Oregon residents; and 3,388 non-resident students of which 765 are international students.
  • The College of Engineering has the most graduates with 1,965, followed by: College of Liberal Arts (1,185); College of Business (944); College of Science (673); College of Health (485); College of Agricultural Sciences (527); College of Forestry (203); College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (211); and College of Education (62). 

General OSU

About Oregon State University: As one of only three land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the nation, Oregon State serves Oregon and the world by working on today’s most pressing issues. Our more than 36,000 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, OSU Portland Center and award-winning Ecampus, we excel at shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.

Story By: 

Sean Nealon, 541-737-0787, [email protected]


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