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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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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 Fourth Week 2015)

Student population: 3,488

Population of La Grande

13,082 (2010 Census)

Estimated Annual On-Campus Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2015-16)

Resident: $7,764
Non-resident / international: $17,979
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE): $10,938

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


Choose from multiple majors and minors, 4 master’s degrees, numerous pre-professional programs and partnerships offering degrees in agriculture, nursing and dental hygiene. 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 EOU Centers.

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 10 diversity-focused clubs. See 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

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

EOU Foundation

In the 2014-15 academic year, the EOU Foundation awarded over $400,000 in scholarships to students at EOU and partner institutions BMCC, OSU, OHSU and TVCC. With an endowment of over $11 million, the Foundation is currently in the quiet phase of an $11 million fundraising campaign kick-started by an anonymous donation of $1.5 million. The 2013 fiscal year concluded with restricted gifts totaling over $1.1 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. 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.


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