OHSU Facts

The Portland Aerial tram approaching the Marquam Hill campus.

Oregon Health & Science University is where healing, teaching and discovery come together. We advance science in the lab, translate our findings into the latest treatments for patients, and train world-class providers. 

As Oregon's only academic health center, OHSU:

  • Cares for patients.
  • Educates doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and other health care professionals.
  • Conducts extensive research, including clinical trials to test new ways to prevent, detect and treat illness.

OHSU is also Portland's largest employer and a statewide economic powerhouse. Our operations include multiple campuses, adult and children’s hospitals, and clinics across Oregon. We also have state-of-the-art research facilities, including the 320,000-square-foot Knight Cancer Research Building.

Learn more below and in the OHSU Fact Book.

Unless otherwise noted, numbers on this page are from:

  • Fiscal 2022, which ended June 30, 2022
  • The 2021-22 academic year (degrees)
  • The 2021-22 academic year (enrollment)

In addition, numbers do not include data from OHSU partners Hillsboro Medical Center or Adventist Health Portland.

Employees: 19,765

Students: 4,221 in OHSU degree or certificate programs, including joint programs with other universities

Health care facilities: 

  • OHSU Hospital
  • OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital
  • Hillsboro Medical Center (formerly Tuality Healthcare) and Adventist Health Portland
  • Clinics across Oregon

Licensed beds: 576 (OHSU and Doernbecher)

Annual operating budget: $3.88 billion (FY 2022)

Oregon economic impact (2019): $7.2 billion and 42,639 jobs

Fundraising: $127,233,337 from 11,077 donors. The Onward campaign concluded in December 2020 with a total of $2.002 billion raised from 50,991 donors.

Value of OHSU's community contributions: $522 million (FY 2021)


Hospital admissions and medical clinic patients: 328,854

  • Children: 73,888
  • Adults: 254,966

Dental clinics: 12,191

  • Pediatrics: 1,550
  • Adults: 10,641

Patient visits:

Numbers reflect individuals who were seen and discharged. Patients who were admitted or transferred to an observation unit are counted in those categories.

Hospital visits: 27,487

  • Newborns: 1,196
  • Children: 5,904
  • Adults: 20,387

Medical clinic visits: 1,102,866

  • Children: 165,797
  • Adults: 937,069

Dental clinics: 57,256

  • Pediatrics: 4,113
  • Adults: 53,143

Emergency room visits (OHSU and Doernbecher): 50,667

  • Children: 13,480
  • Adults: 37,187

Observation unit: 3,411

  • Children: 845
  • Adults: 2,566

Day patient/day surgery visits: 38,209

  • Children: 6,057
  • Adults: 32,152


Staffed beds: 562 (including 151 devoted to children)
Licensed beds: 576

Patient demographics:

  • 89.65% of health care patients from Oregon
  • Health care patients without insurance or covered by a public payer made up more than half of visits.

Award dollars: $572.89 million (FY22)

Invention disclosures: 129 (FY22)


  • Brian Druker, M.D. received the prestigious Sjöberg Prize in recognition of his work to shape the field of targeted cancer therapies.
  • Department of Family Medicine, OCHIN awarded $7.2 million NIH grant to implement cancer-prevention strategies.
  • New Cryo-EM center at OHSU receives $5.9 million boost from NIH, allows scientists to visualize biological molecules at an atomic scale.
  • School of Dentistry researcher earns $7.4 million grant to develop materials for permanent dental fillings.


OHSU researchers:

  • Pioneered targeted cancer medicine.
  • Developed a compound that protects myelin, nerve fibers according to study.
  • Showed that a gene-editing tool, CRISPR, can be used to repair a deadly genetic mutation in human embryos.
  • Engineered a material that replicates human bone tissue which creates opportunity to explore cancer initiation, metastasis and bone healing.
  • Developed a vaccine candidate for HIV.
  • Created embryonic stem cells from skin cells to treat various diseases.
  • Developed the first West Nile vaccine to be tested in humans.
  • Created the first successful artificial heart valve.
  • Pioneered genetic therapies for treating the eye.
  • Revealed the human serotonin transporter's structure.


Students and trainees: 5,129

Students: 4,221

  • 2,495 students in OHSU degree or certificate programs
  • 1,726 students in joint programs
    • 1,332 students in the OHSU-Portland State University School of Public Health
    • 294 students in joint programs with Oregon State University
    • 100 students in joint programs with the Oregon Institute of Technology 

Trainees: 908 graduate medical education residents and fellows

Faculty: 3,360

Degrees and certificates: 

  • Degrees and certificates awarded: 1,512 
  • Degree and certificate programs: 59

OHSU's commitment to care across Oregon communities is unmatched:

  • The net value of OHSU's contributions to the community in fiscal 2021 totaled $522 million.
  • The value of care provided to underserved patients in fiscal 2016 totaled $165 million.
  • OHSU has provided care for uninsured and otherwise underserved people for more than 130 years.
  • We provide more than 200 community health programs in rural and urban areas throughout Oregon.
  • We're working to increase the number of primary care providers to improve access to health care for everyone.

Employees: 19,765

Alumni: 44,171, including 24,001 living in Oregon

Capital spending: $206.8 million

Marquam Hill Campus, Portland:

  • 37 major buildings, including OHSU Hospital, Kohler Pavilion and Doernbecher Children's Hospital
  • Connected to the South Waterfront by the Portland Aerial Tram, which is owned by the city of Portland and operated by OHSU

South Waterfront Campus, Portland:

Five major buildings:

  • The Center for Health & Healing Building 1, completed in 2006, was the nation's first large medical facility to earn LEED platinum certification for its environmentally sustainable design and operations.
  • The Robertson Life Sciences Building and Skourtes Tower opened in 2014 on land donated by the Schnitzer family. The complex houses the OHSU School of Dentistry and integrated spaces for students and faculty from OHSU, Portland State University and Oregon State University.
  • The Knight Cancer Research Building opened in 2018. It has 320,000 square feet of labs and collaborative spaces for hundreds of scientists.
  • The 15-story Center for Health & Healing Building 2 opened in 2019. It features space for outpatient care and outpatient surgery, a recovery unit, and clinics for Knight Cancer Institute care and clinical trials. 
  • The Gary & Christine Rood Family Pavilion, a guest house for OHSU patients and their families, opened in 2019. The pavilion features 38 suites for adult patients and their families, and on a separate floor, 38 suites for pediatric patients and their families.

West Campus, Hillsboro:

This campus houses:

  • OHSU's Oregon National Primate Research Center
  • The Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute

Total space occupied: OHSU owns and leases space beyond its campuses. Altogether, OHSU occupies more than 8.8 million square feet on about 400 acres.

Annual operating budget: $3.88 billion

  • This comes mainly from patient care, gifts, grants and contracts revenue. Appropriations from Oregon's General Fund of $39.6 million made up 1% of OHSU's budget and provided crucial support for educational programs.

OHSU fundraising (philanthropy from our donors):

  • $127,233,337 from 11,077 donors
  • The Onward campaign concluded in December 2020, with a total of $2.002 billion raised from 50,991 donors


OHSU’s independent foundation, the OHSU Foundation, has raised hundreds of millions of dollars to support OHSU missions. It also oversees the efforts of hundreds of volunteers who take part in community fundraising and events to benefit OHSU.

OHSU economic impact: based on 2019 data: 

  • OHSU's operations generated, directly and indirectly, more than $7.2 billion in total gross output in Oregon.
  • OHSU's total economic impact grew 196% over the last 12 years.
  • OHSU supports 42,639 jobs, both at OHSU and in the community.
  • Without OHSU, economic output in Oregon would fall by $3.8 billion. Students would seek education elsewhere, research grants would go to other academic health centers, and patients with the most complex conditions would go out of state or forgo advanced care.