For students who want to pursue their college education at a small school in the Pacific Northwest, Eastern Oregon University (EOU) has a beautiful campus in the Blue Mountains and some well-regarded academic programs.
The university has a long tradition as a school for training teachers, and its education program remains an essential component of the school’s academic offerings to this day. The university offers bachelor’s degrees, an MBA, and master’s degrees in education. Most degrees at EOU are traditional liberal arts degrees, however, the university does have some specialty programs such as its fire service and small town and rural county management degree programs. All told, the university offers about 40 undergraduate degrees and the aforementioned graduate programs. Minors and double major programs are also offered.
The university’s academic programs are separated into a College of Business, College of Education, and College of Arts and Sciences. The most popular degrees at the school are business/marketing, liberal arts, education, and biology.
Like many forward-thinking universities, EOU has a strong online program. Many students take courses by flexible delivery methods, including online courses. Students can also benefit from the university’s relatively low student-to-instructor ratio.
The university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, which accredits schools in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. The NWCCU accredits more than 150 colleges and universities in the region.
EOU is collaborating with other universities throughout Oregon on a major solar energy project. The project is expected to bring more than $6 million in energy savings to the seven participating universities over 25 years.