Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Eastern Oregon University

Find Schools Near

Eastern Oregon University Overview

Located in La Grande, Oregon, Eastern Oregon University is a public institution. The location of EOU is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

What Is Eastern Oregon University Known For?

671 Undergraduate Awards
$29,223 Avg Cost After Aid
98% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at EOU is the master's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 65% of the faculty were full-time.

Best Schools

Eastern Oregon University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at EOU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#6 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Other Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular Education Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Most Popular Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards EOU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#51 Highest Paid Health & Physical Education Graduates College Factual
#57 Highest Paid Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Graduates College Factual

Where Is Eastern Oregon University?

Location of Eastern Oregon University

Contact details for EOU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One University Blvd, La Grande, OR 97850
Phone: 541-962-3672
Website: www.eou.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eouadmissions
Twitter: https://twitter.com/eoumountaineers

How Do I Get Into EOU?

You can apply to EOU online at: www.eou.edu/admissions/apply/

Admission Requirements for EOU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into EOU?

98% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
64% Submit SAT Scores
Since EOU has an acceptance rate of 98%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 96%, and the acceptance rate for women is 99%.

Average Test Scores

About 64% of students accepted to EOU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 570. Math scores were between 470 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Eastern Oregon University  ( 470 to 570 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Eastern Oregon University  ( 470 to 560 )
200
800
EOU received ACT scores from 24% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 25. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 18 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Eastern Oregon University  ( 16 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for Eastern Oregon University  ( 17 to 24 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Eastern Oregon University  ( 18 to 24 )
1
36

Can I Afford Eastern Oregon University?

$29,223 Net Price
57% Take Out Loans
8.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of EOU is $29,223. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At EOU, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $6,096 a year. That adds up to $24,384 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at EOU is 8.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Eastern Oregon University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,639 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,867 undergraduate students at EOU, with 1,639 being full-time and 1,228 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  EOU

There are also 200 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,639 full-time undergraduates at EOU, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  EOU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Eastern Oregon University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of EOU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 23
Black or African American 45
Hispanic or Latino 214
White 1,088
International Students 31
Other Races/Ethnicities 238

Geographic Diversity

Oregon students aren't the only ones who study at Eastern Oregon University. At this time, 13 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 13 countries are represented at EOU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are France, Japan, and Barbados.

Online Learning at Eastern Oregon University

1,341 Took All Classes Online
1,987 Took At Least One Class Online
-2.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 18 bachelor’s degree and 2 master’s degree programs available online at EOU. In 2017-2018, 1,987 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at EOU has changed over the last few years.

undefined

This school is the 8th most popular in Oregon for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of EOU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Eastern Oregon University was -2.8%. This is the #2,368 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at EOU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of EOU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Communication & Journalism 27%
Communication & Media Studies 27%
Computer & Information Sciences 45%
Computer Information Systems 45%
Fire Protection 19%
General English Literature 15%
General Psychology 16%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 50%
Health & Physical Education 4%
Health Professions 50%
History 12%
History 12%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 19%
Interdisciplinary Studies 17%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 17%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 4%
Psychology 16%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at EOU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at EOU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Social Sciences #10
Philosophy #15
Multilingual Education #21
Economics #22
Political Science & Government #46
Fire Protection #57
Philosophy & Religious Studies #68
History #70
History #70
Health & Physical Education #103
Communication & Media Studies #109
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #120
Communication & Journalism #162
General Psychology #163
General Business/Commerce #196
Social Sciences #215
Psychology #222
Teacher Education Grade Specific #300
Accounting #312
Health & Medical Administrative Services #376
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #500

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Eastern Oregon University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 0 161 0 44 205
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 64 49 0 63 176
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 58 0 0 58
Health & Physical Education 0 0 56 0 0 56
Other Education 0 0 44 0 0 44
Fire Protection 0 0 31 0 0 31
General Psychology 0 0 31 0 0 31
General Biology 0 0 23 0 0 23
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 22 0 0 22
General English Literature 0 0 20 0 0 20
Other Social Sciences 0 0 20 0 0 20
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 19 0 0 19
History 0 0 16 0 0 16
Computer Information Systems 0 0 11 0 0 11
Chemistry 0 0 10 0 0 10
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 6 0 0 6
Mathematics 0 0 6 0 0 6
Music 0 0 6 0 0 6
Economics 0 0 5 0 0 5
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 4 0 0 4
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 4 0 0 4
Political Science & Government 0 0 3 0 0 3
Accounting 0 0 0 1 0 1
Multilingual Education 1 0 0 0 0 1
Philosophy 0 0 1 0 0 1
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Programming 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching Assistants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1 64 606 1 107 779

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.