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Eastern Oregon University
Established 1929
Type Public
Endowment $4,897,000
President Bob Davies
Provost Michael Jaegger
Faculty 131
Students 3,106
Undergraduates 2,823
Postgraduates 283
Location La Grande, Oregon, USA
45°19′12″N 118°05′31″W / 45.320°N 118.092°W / 45.320; -118.092Coordinates: 45°19′12″N 118°05′31″W / 45.320°N 118.092°W / 45.320; -118.092
Former names Eastern Oregon Normal School
Eastern Oregon College of Education
Eastern Oregon College
Eastern Oregon State College
Sports 10 Varsity Teams
Nickname Mountaineers
Mascot Monty the Mountaineer
Athletics NAIA
Cascade Collegiate Conference
Affiliations Oregon University System

Eastern Oregon University (or "EOU") is one of seven state-funded, four-year universities of higher education in the State of Oregon and belongs to the Oregon University System. It is the only public university in Oregon that does not charge out-of-state residents and international students higher tuition fees.

Located in La Grande, Oregon the school offers bachelor's and master's degrees.



EOU opened its doors in 1929 as Eastern Oregon Normal School, a Teachers College. In 1939, the Oregon Legislature changed the name to Eastern Oregon College of Education. The words "of Education" were dropped from the college's name in 1956. The 1973 Legislature changed EOC's name to Eastern Oregon State College. In 1997, Eastern Oregon State College became Eastern Oregon University. [1]

Campus setting

EOU's location in La Grande is in the heart of the Blue Mountain range between Portland, Oregon and Boise, Idaho just off Interstate 84. Driving to La Grande takes approximately four hours from Portland, three from Boise, five from Seattle, and four from Spokane.

The campus contains 26 buildings, including four living facilities – Alikut Hall, Hunt Hall, North Hall, and South Hall – all of which are co-ed. Eastern's Administration Building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [1]



Academic organization

EOU offers bachelor's degrees and the degrees of MBA, Master of Education and Master of Arts in Teaching. The university offers innovative live business and elementary education programs at a satellite campus in Gresham, Oregon.

The school is composed of the following colleges in order of size:

In addition, EOU has dental hygiene, military science, agricultural science, nursing, and distance education programs (eight degrees are 100% online) that may be used to obtain a degree from the University.


EOU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education IACBE and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.


EOU's mascot is the Mountaineer. EOU is a member of the NAIA and the Cascade Collegiate Conference in Women's Soccer, Men's and Women's Cross Country, Women's Volleyball, Men's and Women's Basketball, Women's Softball, and Men's and Women's Track and Field.

In 2005, EOU's football program joined the NAIA's division I Frontier Conference, previously having competed independently in NCAA's division III.

EOU's football team plays at Community Stadium located on campus. The La Grande High School football team also plays their home games here.

EOU's current kicker, Tom Akers, was second team All Frontier Conference for the 2007 season. Hes also one of the nations biggest kickers with a 5'10 260lb frame.

Athletic Director: Robert Cashell Sports Information Director: Isaac Williams

Defunct Sports: Women's Golf, Wrestling, and Baseball

EOU basketball has named their new head coach today in Patrick Voigtsberger, a college student, who becomes the youngest NCAA coach ever. Volleyball started the 2007 season with first year head coach Kaki Mclean. The Mountaineer women had an overall record of 16-10 and a conference record of 13-7. The volleyball team continues to improve each season and Kaki is building a strong squad for next year's season. It is also important to note that the women of the volleyball team exceed not only on the court but in the class room as well. This fall season, the team earned the highest combined GPA out of all the other sports teams at EOU.

Notable alumni


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