42% of OSU undergraduates wish they had more financial support

Without sufficient financial aid or support from family, these students are making repeated, regular decisions about paying rent or paying tuition; purchasing textbooks or getting groceries for the month. This is a lot of additional stress for students who are trying to stay focused on academics.

This information was reported on the 2017 Campus Inclusivity Survey

"I was genuinely happy to be admitted to OSU; I enjoy learning and have many aspirations but it is quite hard to be discouraged by the billing statements. I am always on the lookout for scholarships and am on the lookout for current hiring positions because I don't want to keep burdening my mom. Although it sometimes feels impossible to, I am trying to take one day at a time and keep strong."

HSRC student, Winter 2018



"I have health concerns, which limits the amount that I am physically able to work along side of taking classes. My workplace also doesn't guarantee consistent hours and has been pretty irresponsible with over-hiring, so I don't always work enough hours per week to make enough money. I usually have to buy my own text books each month...  I have had to drop classes because I can't afford the access codes for the class." 

HSRC student, Winter, 2018

3/4 of HSRC students reported that financial pressure was negatively impacting their mental health and wellness


58% of students applying for Food Assistance are first-generation college students. 

This is twice as high as the OSU student body. 

More Statistics about HSRC Students

  • Average GPA: 3.20
  • 52% are students of color
  • 11.6% are international students
  • 58% are women or female-identified
  • 75% are Oregon residents (in-state students)
  • 14.4% are graduate or professional students
  • 21% participate in CAMP/EOP/TRiO/SSS programs

*This data only includes programs that capture student's ID numbers - which means none of the students who use the HSRC food pantry are reflected in these numbers. These statistics reflect the 1615 unique (unduplicated) students who have used HSRC services or programs in Fall 2017 or Winter 2018.