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Online Student Life

EOU Online Works for You

Experience the benefits of an EOU degree while working at your own pace from wherever you are or need to be. Complete a cost-effective, rigorous online education while learning from expert faculty.

Personal Support for Every Step of the Way

Whether you are working on your application, transferring credits, taking online courses or about to graduate, our support staff is here to help. Enrollment counselors, a transcript team and academic advisors make sure you are on the right path for success.

Your Support Team

Technology Services

Online education relies on effective technology. Get the specs you need for your hardware and software, along with assistance via EOU’s IT Help Desk and online resources for Webster and Canvas.

Technology Services

Quick Facts


of students choose online programs based on convenience, according to OCS*

No. 2

EOU’s rank in Best Value Online Schools in Oregon by Best Value Schools, 2019


of students believe that their online education was worth its cost, according to OCS*

*OCS is the 2019 Online College Students Report by Learning House, a Wiley brand, Aslanian Market Research and Wiley Education Services.

Online or On Campus?

Pursuing an online education from EOU provides you with all the same benefits as on-campus, in-person courses. Plus, you get the flexibility to learn on your own time from your own space.

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Career-advancing coursework and skill building
Support from accomplished faculty
Collaboration with a diverse academic community
Industry-driven, relevant curricula
Career support to make the most of your degree
Flexible, on-your-schedule learning

Frequently Asked Questions

Pursuing online programs can lead to many questions. Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about online coursework with EOU.

Besides the convenience of studying from a time and place that work best for you, employers value skills that you develop from an online education: the initiative to complete tasks, the ability to work independently, digital composing skills, time management skills and organizational skills.

The biggest difference is that sometimes you will complete work in an asynchronous environment (classes and events happen on a delay) and sometimes you will work in a synchronous environment (classes and events happen immediately). In the asynchronous environment, instead of showing up to a classroom at a designated time and day, you will frequently check Canvas or other online platforms for materials shared by your professor. You can ask questions via Canvas or email; and similarly, you will submit work online and await grading online instead of receiving graded work in the classroom. 

In a synchronous environment, you will have a scheduled, digital class meeting with live or immediate interactions. Be sure to take note of the type of online environment your individual professors will use, and adhere to all assignment deadlines.

Yes. Many professors will offer digital conference times using technologies such as live chat, video calls or phone calls. Check with your professors about how to schedule individual meetings.

Your enrollment counselor is available for questions about applying to EOU Online and registering for your courses. Talk with your academic advisor to stay on track with your degree progress. A transcript team will ensure that you get the most credit possible for past college credit. Also, do not forget that you have access to EOU campus resources such as student services, admissions, disability services, financial aid and student advocacy.

An online education is more affordable than attending classes in-person; At EOU, the cost per credit hour for most online undergraduate courses is up to $320, while the cost per credit hour for on-campus, in-person courses is several hundred more. A cost differential will be applied to ACCT, BA and ECON prefix courses.

How to Succeed as an Online Student

  1. Create a weekly and monthly schedule to keep track of your work. 
  2. Get in touch with your teachers as early as possible, and keep in touch often. 
  3. Work from a reliable machine.
  4. Ensure that your Internet connection can support multitasking and video streaming. 
  5. Study in a quiet, clutter-free environment while taking scheduled breaks.

When you are ready to commit to your online education with EOU, explore online programs and find one to suit your goals. Use the form below to request information.

Get in Touch

We are here to answer any questions you may have. Contact an enrollment counselor at 855-805-5399 or complete the request for information form and we will be in touch.