The school was then authorized to grant the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees.
Oregon State offers more than 40 degree and certificate programs made up from a selection of over 900 online courses in 90 subject areas.
These programs and courses are developed by OSU faculty and delivered online by Oregon State University Ecampus.
Current research facilities, beyond the campus, include the Seafood Laboratory in Astoria and the Food Innovation Laboratory in Portland.
The university's College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) operates several state-of-the-art laboratories, including the Hatfield Marine Science Center and three oceanographic research vessels out of Newport. The OOI features a fleet of undersea gliders at six sites in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans with multiple observation platforms.
Designated in 1991, the additional grant program made Oregon State one of only 13 schools in the United States to serve as a combined Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant university.
Most recently, OSU was designated as a federal Sun Grant institution.OSU recently completed the construction of a branch campus located in Bend.This new branch campus is called OSU-Cascades and offers students living in the more central region of the state an opportunity to attend select classes at a campus location closer to their homes.Generally, name changes were made to better align a school with the largest available federal grants in agriculture research.The school offered its first college-level curriculum in 1865, under the administration of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.In 2007, Scott Reed was named the Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement as OSU Extension Service and OSU Ecampus were aligned under this new division.