Founded in 1929 as a teacher’s college, Eastern Oregon University (EOU) has become a regional university and a center for education, culture and scholarship. Its main campus is located in La Grande, Oregon while its 16 regional centers are scattered all over the state. This includes the university’s regional centers in Baker County, Central Oregon (Bend), Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR), Grant County, Harney County (including Lake and Klamath Counties), Hermiston and Mid-Columbia, Malheur County, Mid-Willamette Valley and Northern Oregon Coast (Salem), EOU Portland/Columbia Gorge, EOU at Mt. Hood Community College, EOU at Portland Community College – Cascade Campus, Southern Valleys (Roseburg), Southwestern Oregon (Coos Bay), Umatilla-Morrow County, Union County and Wallowa County.
EOU considers its mission to provide integrated, high-quality liberal arts and professional programs by being an educational and cultural center that connects Oregon’s rural regions to a wider world. Campus visits are highly encouraged by the university since it believes that it is the only way to determine an educational institution’s fitness to the academic and social needs of students. An average visit at EOU lasts approximately 3 hours usually from Mondays through Fridays at 10 am to 1 pm. Saturday tours are only by appointment.
Tuition and fee charges are based on a term of 15 credit hours. Individual expenses are bound to vary depending on the choice of room and board facilities as well as personal and transportation expenses. The university’s tuition rate for residents and non-residents are the same. Health insurance is required for students enrolled in 6 or more credit hours with the exception of international students who may be required to pay the cost of international health insurance in the amount of $ 220.00 per term regardless of the number of credits.