As Oregon’s first accredited College of Public Health and Human Sciences, we take on our greatest challenges to health, using science and community engagement to ensure health and well-being for individuals, families and communities in Oregon and beyond.

We also train the next generation of public health and human sciences professionals in a world in which three times the number of current public health graduates is needed to meet the needs of the future.

In addition to our growth and interdisciplinary focus on health across the lifespan, we are a standout among other schools and colleges of public health because community outreach – in the form of the OSU Extension Service – is baked in. In addition to being one of only a handful of schools of public health at a land grant institution, we are one of only a select few with this level of connection to communities.

By the numbers | Fall 2021

  • Among all of our students, 4.2% percent are international students
  • Among domestic students in our college, 18% identify as part of a racial/ethnic group that attend college at lower rates than their proportion of the US population
  • Among domestic students in our college, 33.8% are students of color
  • 2,371 total students enrolled | 2,057 undergraduate, 314 graduate students
  • 163 students at OSU-Cascades | 118 undergraduate, 45 graduate
  • 60 students in OSU Honors College
  • CPHHS students have been awarded more than $550,000 in scholarships and fellowships in AY 21-22
  • $18,135,866 in research funding for FY21
  • 17 student clubs and organizations
  • HDFS is consistently ranked among the top 7 in the country and is the No. 1 HDFS program in Oregon.
  • Public health is the 5th largest graduate program at OSU
  • Kinesiology is the 7th largest undergraduate program at OSU
  • 28,700+ alumni across the globe
  • 65+ tenure track faculty
  • 12 endowed faculty
  • First accredited school of public health in Oregon

To create change out there, we start here.

Strategic plan

Launched in 2017, the college's new five-year strategic plan builds on a 100-year-old legacy of health. We are establishing priorities and defining possibilities for solving tomorrow’s greatest health challenges.

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We're CEPH accredited. See why it matters.

Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) June 2014.