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Eastern Oregon University at a Glance

EOU was founded in 1929 as a teachers college and today serves as Oregon’s Rural University and a 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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Quick Facts


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 2017)

Student population: 3,016

Population of La Grande

13,082 (2010 Census)

Estimated Annual On-Campus Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2017-18)

Resident: $8,469
Non-resident / international: $19,878
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE): $11,979

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


Choose from a variety of undergraduate majors and minors, three master’s degrees, numerous pre-professional programs and partnerships offering degrees in agriculture and nursing. 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 visit EOU Online.

Small Class Size

There are usually fewer than 25 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 diversity-focused clubs. Visit the Clubs and Organizations page and the Center for Student Involvement for more.

Residence Halls

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 96 full-time teaching faculty; 7 part-time teaching faculty (no teaching assistants); and 209 staff at EOU.

Financial Aid

More than $11.3 million in scholarships and grants is awarded annually to EOU students, with 91 percent of students receiving financial aid including fee remissions, scholarships, grants and loans. Visit the Financial Aid website for details.

EOU Foundation

In the 2017-18 academic year, the EOU Foundation awarded $650,000 in scholarships to students at EOU and partner institutions (BMCC, OSU, OHSU and TVCC). 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. 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.