About our Institution

About Our Institution

Oregon’s Rural Institution

Eastern Oregon University was founded in 1929 as a teacher’s college and today serves as a center for education, culture, and scholarship in rural areas of Oregon. At EOU students receive personal attention from their professors while building strong relationships with peers and mentors.

Live, learn, and succeed at Oregon’s Rural University

Officially designated Oregon’s Rural University, EOU cultivates innovative partnerships with communities across the region to expand economic and educational opportunities for all.

“I was really nervous about the idea of going back to school. I wasn’t sure if I could fit it into my regular life, where I’m married and work a full-time job. But I heard about EOU’s online program through a friend, and thought that kind of program could work for me. I started off with one class, and I’ve continued taking one class per quarter and chipping away at that degree. It’s taken me five years, but I’m really proud of myself for not giving up and continuing with my classes. I’m signed up for my final class this fall, which I’ll take during my maternity leave. I can’t wait to check off that final box. I’m so grateful that EOU offered a program like this, where I could learn so much, and also fit my degree into an already busy life. I’ve had great support from my advisors and professors, and the whole experience has been great.”

Jessica Groseth
Business Administration (Accounting)
Bend, Ore.

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Degrees Offered


100% Online Degrees


Great Value & Access for All

Tuition and fees average thousands less than other public and private institutions in our region. That’s a big difference, resulting in significant savings for you. Hands-on learning and personal connection to the campus community engages students from every background while offering many scholarship opportunities.

The Economist recently ranked EOU among the best value colleges in the Northwest for return-on-investment.More Detail on Cost

Online Degrees at EOU

Make your goals happen with a flexible, affordable online degree from Eastern Oregon University. We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees that combine personal attention with academic excellence. Featuring competitive tuition, expert faculty, and a supportive learning community, EOU has the program you’re looking for. Get credit for your previous experience as you earn the right degree for career advancement and ongoing success. Start today.EOU Online

High Quality Programs

Academic programs at Eastern Oregon University offer the opportunity to learn in a small classroom setting in beautiful rural Oregon. With four colleges, students can choose from more than 30 academic programs, including sciences, humanities, teaching, and business! EOU has small class sizes with dedicated faculty, whose focus is on student success. Visit eou.edu/academics for a complete list.

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)

National Rankings & Recognition

Colleges of Oregon Distinction
Military Friendly 2022-2023 Gold top ten school
study.com top-ranked school
College of Distinction 2021-2022