The Economist ranks EOU

Photo by Laura Hancock / EOU grads earn on average $3,004 more than expected had they attended another school and received the same degree, according to a new study by The Economist.

Photo by Laura Hancock / EOU grads earn on average $3,004 more than expected had they attended another school and received the same degree, according to a new study by The Economist.

New value ranking shows earnings of EOU alumni are above expectation

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Tim Seydel | Vice President for University Advancement
541-962-3740 | tseydel@eou.edu
Laura Hancock | Communications Coordinator for University Advancement
541-962-3585 | lhancock@eou.edu

November 5, 2015

LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – A new college ranking system published by The Economist puts Eastern Oregon University second in the state at number 216 out of 1,275 schools in the nationwide study.

The analysis shows EOU alumni are earning on average $3,004 more than expected had they attended another school and received the same degree.

As The Economist explains, its rankings are “based on a simple, if debatable, premise: the economic value of a university is equal to the gap between how much money its graduates and former students earn, and how much they might have made had they studied elsewhere.”

“We’re very happy to be ranked by The Economist,” said Tim Seydel, EOU’s vice president for University Advancement. “Our academic programs develop outstanding and successful alumni in many different fields. This ranking helps prove our point that an EOU degree is valuable.”

Earnings information from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard database spanning a 10-year period from 2001 to 2011, combined with data from other sources, was used to compile the list.

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