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Eastern Oregon University Data & Information Overview

63 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
94% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Eastern Oregon University Ranked?

#1,330 Best Colleges in Nation
#18 Best Colleges in OR
Education Highest Ranked Major

2023 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Eastern Oregon University was awarded 63 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

EOU landed the #1,330 spot in College Factual's 2023 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,241 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when EOU held the #1,708 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

EOU also holds the #18 spot on the Best Colleges in Oregon ranking.

See all of the rankings for Eastern Oregon University.

Is It Hard to Get Into EOU?

94% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 94%, EOU has a fairly liberal admissions policy. However, don't just assume you'll get in! Put together a good application and make sure you include all requested documents and materials.

Learn more about Eastern Oregon University admissions.

Eastern Oregon University Faculty

15 to 1 Student to Faculty
57% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Eastern Oregon University, this ratio is 15 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Eastern Oregon University is 57%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  57 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Eastern Oregon University

70% Freshmen Retention
22% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Eastern Oregon University is 70%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  70 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at EOU is 22%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  22 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Eastern Oregon University.

Eastern Oregon University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,541 Full-Time Undergraduates
29.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
60.8% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,586 undergraduates at EOU with 1,541 being full-time and 1,045 being part-time.

How Much Does Eastern Oregon University Cost?

$14,436 Net Price
50% Take Out Loans
$24,044 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of EOU is $14,436. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for EOU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,158 $13,148 $14,252 $19,157 $18,733

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of EOU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At EOU, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $6,011 a year. That adds up to $24,044 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at EOU is 6.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do EOU Graduates Make?

$46,331 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from EOU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $46,331 in their early years. This is good news for future EOU graduates since it is 9% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Eastern Oregon University make the most money.

Location of Eastern Oregon University

Oregon State
1,541 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Eastern Oregon University is a public institution located in La Grande, Oregon. La Grande is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Contact details for EOU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One University Blvd, La Grande, OR 97850
Phone: 541-962-3672

Eastern Oregon University Majors

30 Majors With Completions
636 Undergraduate Degrees
131 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 30 majors graduated from Eastern Oregon University. Of these students, 636 received undergraduate degrees and 131 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 119 $41,245
Health & Physical Education 69 $27,016
Teacher Education Grade Specific 60 $31,615
Interdisciplinary Studies 53 NA
Fire Protection 39 NA
General Psychology 36 $29,687
Communication & Media Studies 25 NA
Other Education 23 $37,367
General English Literature 23 $20,040
Other Social Sciences 22 $27,260

Learn more about the majors offered at Eastern Oregon University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at EOU

92% Take At Least One Class Online
61% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 2,621 students took at least one online class at Eastern Oregon University. This is an increase from the 2,078 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 2,621 1,752
2018-2019 2,078 1,496
2017-2018 1,987 1,341
2016-2017 1,905 1,364
2015-2016 2,060 1,434

Learn more about online learning at Eastern Oregon University.

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Notes and 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.


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