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Eastern Oregon University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Eastern Oregon University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Eastern Oregon University Ranked?

2021 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 15 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked EOU as #1,328 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 20 colleges in Oregon, EOU is ranked at #19.

See all of the rankings for Eastern Oregon University.

Is It Hard to Get Into EOU?

Acceptance Rate

Eastern Oregon University has an acceptance rate of 98%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for EOU.

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 )

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

ACT Composite Scores for Eastern Oregon University  ( 18 to 24 )

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Eastern Oregon University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, Eastern Oregon University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

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 65%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  65 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Eastern Oregon University

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 68%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  68 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 13% for first-time, full-time students at EOU, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  13 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at EOU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,867 undergraduates at EOU with 1,639 being full-time and 1,228 being part-time.

EOU Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for EOU is 67.35 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  67.35 out of 100
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How Much Does Eastern Oregon University Cost?

The overall average net price of EOU is $15,205. 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 +
$12,020 $12,194 $17,524 $18,622 $18,661

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

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.

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How Much Money Do EOU Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from EOU make about $41,200 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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

Location of Eastern Oregon University

Located in La Grande, Oregon, Eastern Oregon University is a public institution. La Grande is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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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

Eastern Oregon University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 29 majors graduated from Eastern Oregon University. Of these students, 606 received undergraduate degrees and 107 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 161 $34,000
Interdisciplinary Studies 58 NA
Health & Physical Education 56 $32,300
Teacher Education Grade Specific 49 NA
Other Education 44 $31,800
Fire Protection 31 NA
General Psychology 31 $29,000
General Biology 23 NA
Communication & Media Studies 22 NA
General English Literature 20 NA

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

Online Learning at EOU

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 1,987 students took at least one online class at Eastern Oregon University. This is an increase from the 1,905 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,987 1,341
2016-2017 1,905 1,364
2015-2016 2,060 1,434
2014-2015 2,175 1,480
2013-2014 2,312 1,503

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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