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 am so pleased with my EOU Online experience and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a supportive and positive online educational experience. When I decided to go back to school I knew I needed something that would fit my needs, and EOU was exactly what I was looking for. As a single mother of a 4-year-old and 1-year-old triplets, I knew that typical in-person college classes wouldn’t work for me. Luckily, EOU has numerous programs and degrees that are entirely online. I have always loved working with children and EOU’s Early Childhood Education degree was perfect for me. At first I was nervous about online classes, as I had only previously taken in-person classes before, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out how easy they were to navigate and how accommodating they were to a person like me who has limited time to devote to school work. What I really enjoyed about my online classes was the feeling of a community even though we are all far apart, and the ability to communicate with my classmates and professors from anywhere in the world.”

Allison VanLeuven, '20
Early Childhood Education
Pendleton, Ore.

Allison VanLeuven

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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

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