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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.

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EOU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). For more information visit our Accreditation website.

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

13,095 people

Estimated Annual On-Campus Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2013-14)

Resident: $7,530
Non-resident / international: $16,755
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE): $10,590

For graduate tuition information, visit Cost of Attendance.
For online tuition information, see Online Cost of Attendance.

Number of Programs

Choose from 23 bachelor’s degrees and partnership programs offering two bachelor’s degrees in nursing and four bachelor’s degrees in agriculture; 30 different minors; multiple pre-professional programs; and four master’s degrees in business, creative writing, teaching and science in education. See Academic Programs for a complete list.

Flexible Options

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.

Residence Halls

On-campus housing has the capacity for 411 students in four residence halls and 16 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.

Financial Aid

EOU students received $34 million in financial aid, including fee remissions, scholarships, grants and loans in 2010-11. See Financial Aid.

EOU Foundation

For the 2012-13 academic year, the EOU Foundation will provide over $340,000 in scholarships to students at EOU and at partner institutions BMCC, OSU, OHSU and TVCC. The endowment is currently $8.8 million. Visit the EOU Foundation online for more information.

Economic Impact

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. University employees comprise 8.4 percent of La Grande’s tax base and 5.6 percent of Union County’s tax base (2008 tax year).


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Eastern Oregon University
One University Boulevard
La Grande, OR 97850
Phone: 541-962-3672
Toll Free: 800-452-8639