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The indicators below have been set using the College’s current demographics and the growth rates in OSU Strategic Plan 3.0. Working groups will establish additional focused metrics to guide the implementation of our strategic plan and to assess progress toward our goals. 

Metric 2013–14 Baseline 2019–20 Target
Bachelor’s Degrees Awarded 530 680
Master’s Degrees Awarded 51 65 
Doctoral Degrees Awarded 28 38 
First-Year Retention Rate 86% 91%
Six-Year Graduation Rate 63% 67%
Junior Transfer 4-Year Graduation Rate 62% 72%
High-Achieving Oregon High School Graduates 46% 52% 
U.S. Minority Students* in the College 29% 35%
International Students 6% 13%
Total R&D Expenditures $18M  $21M
Invention Disclosures 14 22 
E-campus Revenue $4M $6M
Annual Private Giving and Grants $4M $6M

* Includes African-American, Asian, Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Native American, or those reporting “two or more races.” International students from any background are not included. 

  • Increase the quality, quantity and diversity of students while providing transformative experiences, equalizing student outcomes, and boosting graduation rates.
  • Enhance disciplinary training, professional skills development and mentoring to foster career success for students and faculty.
  • Invest in cross-cutting research initiatives that advance sustainability, marine studies, human health, innovation and global excellence.
  • Accelerate access to research and training opportunities in data science across campus and beyond.
  • Amplify the use of Ecampus and technology to educate a broader community of learners, communicate the societal impact of research, and build a scientifically and civically engaged public. 
  • Engage alumni, industry, government leaders and other key partners to advance our mission.