Eastern Oregon University

Eastern Oregon University

Eastern Oregon University, also known as EOU, is a public university in La Grande, Oregon, United States. It was established in the year 1929. The institution was originally known as Eastern Oregon Normal School. EOU is part of the Oregon University System. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. EOU is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education

EOU's official mascot is known as the Mountaineer. Students can actively participate in sports such as baseball, basketball, golf, football, and softball. The campus is home to more than 70 student clubs and organizations.

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Eastern Oregon University
One University Blvd
La Grande , OR 97850
General Phone: (541) 962-3672

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Eastern Oregon University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching293elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher ed, teacher education, health teaching, education courses
Liberal Arts202English, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, social studies, history
Business and Management193business, business management, business administration
Science34biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling23psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy23health and physical education
Security and Law Enforcement16fire services administration
Media13mass communication
Art Studies10art studies
Computer Science and Engineering9computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts9drama

Number of programs and degrees for Eastern Oregon University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree62523
Postbaccalaureate certificate1343
Master's degree764

Eastern Oregon University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Eastern Oregon University had a total enrollment of 3,433 students (2,426 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 91%
Part-Time 9%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 82%
Graduate 18%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 1%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 15%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 15%
20-21 17%
22-24 15%
25-29 15%
30-34 10%
35-39 8%
40-49 12%
50-64 7%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%
Northern Marianas1%

Eastern Oregon University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %
Part-Time 40 %

Eastern Oregon University Room and Board (2007)

Eastern Oregon University offers campus housing for 364 of its 2,426 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of La Grande, Oregon for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Oregon Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Eastern Oregon University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal418530
SAT Math410530
ACT Verbal1724
ACT Math1623
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT73%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT20%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Eastern Oregon University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,225
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,225
Room and board $ 9,020
Books and supplies $ 1,152
Other expenses $ 2,217

Financial Aid:
Eastern Oregon University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 319300)

Eastern Oregon University Faculty

Eastern Oregon University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1410
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1511

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year20$64,4538$64,247
Associate professoracademic year20$54,24015$50,777
Assistant professoracademic year17$46,33912$46,322
Instructoracademic year4$36,1803$37,956
All faculty totalacademic year61$54,20238$51,194

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Eastern Oregon University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Frontier Conference
Basketball Cascade Collegiate Conference
Baseball Cascade Collegiate Conference
Track Cascade Collegiate Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports22426

Eastern Oregon University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, Other

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Fire Services Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Eastern Oregon University Highlights

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What Sets Eastern Oregon University Apart:

% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. all colleges)
Top 5%Eastern Oregon University % of degrees in education and teaching
% of accepted students who choose to enroll
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 9%Eastern Oregon University % of accepted students who choose to enroll
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Eastern Oregon University Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Eastern Oregon University % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in liberal arts
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%Eastern Oregon University % of degrees in liberal arts
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Eastern Oregon University % of freshmen enrolled part-time

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