About Eastern Oregon University
EOU was founded in 1929
as a teachers college and today serves as a regional University and center for education, culture and scholarship. EOU is located in La Grande, Ore., on I-84, 259 miles east of Portland and 177 miles west of Boise, Idaho.
Enrollment (Fall 2008) —
Number of programs —
EOU offers more than 20 bachelor’s and 3 master’s degree programs. Agriculture, nursing and engineering degrees are available through cooperative partnerships.
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.
Annual on-campus undergraduate tuition and fees
2008-09 tuition and fees are $6,241. EOU does not charge out-of-state tuition, a savings of $11,867.
The 2006-07 graduating class reported 82% satisfaction with the overall quality of education they received at EOU.
On-campus housing has the capacity for 365 students and 16 units are available for students with families. EOU’s residence halls have been constructed within the last 11 years.
104 full-time faculty; 27 part-time faculty; no teaching assistants.
Small class size
80% of classes have fewer than 30 students, allowing for direct interaction with teaching faculty.
Financial aid, scholarships and grants
EOU students received over $21 million in financial aid, including fee remissions, scholarships, grants and loans in 2007-08.
The EOU Foundation manages 291 active scholarships and many funds for projects and programs funded by private donations from individuals, organizations and foundations. In 2007-08, the EOU Foundation awarded $167,000 in scholarships to 141 students, and so far this year it has dispersed $221,000 to 152 students. The Foundation endowment is now just over $4 million and in the 2007-08 fundraising year, the Foundation recorded $589,000 in gifts from July 2007 to June 2008.
Annual $40 million budget = $100 million to promote the regional economy.