Eastern Oregon University at a Glance
EOU was founded in 1929 as a teachers college and today serves as a regional University and center for education, culture and scholarship. The main campus is located in La Grande, Ore., on I-84, 259 miles east of Portland, Ore. and 177 miles west of Boise, Idaho.
EOU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). We receive specialized accreditation for our business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). Our teacher preparation programs are accredited through Oregon’s Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC).
Enrollment (Fall Fourth Week 2013)
Student population: 4,157
International students: 57
Countries represented: 19
Students enrolled on campus: 1,058
Students enrolled online: 1,735
Students enrolled in a mix of flexible programs: 1,364
Population of La Grande
13,082 (2010 Census)
Estimated Annual On-Campus Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2014-15)
Non-resident / international: $17,520
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE): $10,455
Number of Programs
Choose from 23 majors, 4 master’s degrees, 27 minors, multiple pre-professional programs and partnerships offering 4 degrees in agriculture and 2 degrees in nursing. See Academic Programs for a complete list.
More than half of EOU students take at least one class through flexible delivery, including online and onsite courses. EOU’s centers are strategically located across Oregon to serve the needs of off-campus students. For more information see Regional Centers.
Small Class Size
There are usually fewer than 30 students in each class, allowing for direct interaction with EOU’s high-caliber teaching faculty.
Student Clubs and Organizations
There are more than 50 active student groups on campus, including 10 diversity-focused clubs. See the Center for Student Involvement for more.
On-campus housing has the capacity for 355 students in three residence halls and 16 off-campus units are available for students with families. For photos, frequently asked questions and more, visit Residence Life.
Faculty and Staff
There are 117 full-time teaching faculty; 17 part-time teaching faculty (no teaching assistants); and 250 staff at EOU.
EOU students received $34 million in financial aid, including fee remissions, scholarships, grants and loans in 2010-11. See Financial Aid.
In the 2014-15 academic year, the EOU Foundation awarded over $400,000 in scholarships to students at EOU and partner institutions BMCC, OSU, OHSU and TVCC. With an endowment of over $11 million, the Foundation is currently in the quiet phase of an $11 million fundraising campaign kick-started by an anonymous donation of $1.5 million. The 2013 fiscal year concluded with restricted gifts totaling over $1.1 million. Visit the EOU Foundation online for more information.
EOU’s annual $44 million budget equates to $110 million added to promote the regional economy. An essential part of the fabric of northeast Oregon, EOU plays a unique role as an economic engine. EOU is also home to two essential grant-funded services in the region: Eastern Oregon Head Start, an early childhood education program; and the Small Business Development Center, providing resources and advising to small business owners and entrepreneurs.