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Degrees at a distance. Success at your fingertips.

At Oregon State University Ecampus, there’s always a helping hand available to guide you toward your degree. From student success counseling to 24/7 library support, online students have access to a variety of Oregon State resources from a distance. Read how graduates from the Ecampus class of 2017 enhanced their education and career prospects by utilizing OSU student resources.

Oregon State’s new research database responds to faculty skepticism of online, hybrid learning

Oregon State University Ecampus has developed a new research database that allows users to explore whether the learning outcomes of online and/or hybrid (online and in-person) education are equivalent to face-to-face environments.

After the Army, Ecampus student focused on doing what he loves

There was a pit in Bryan Zacher’s stomach as his 22-year Army career came to a close in 2013. He hadn’t put much thought into life after the military, so he jotted down a list of his hobbies: Fishing. Hunting. The great outdoors. Then he had an idea that changed his life trajectory: Turn what you enjoy doing into what you do for a living. That’s how he came to enroll online with Oregon State Ecampus.

Behind the scenes with Katelin Gallagher

“As a teacher, one of the most important things that I do is continue to be a student and a learner. I pursue academic and contemplative study with those who inspire me on an ongoing basis,” says Katelin Gallagher, yoga and relaxation Ecampus instructor.

Veronica Garcia was told college wasn’t for her. Four degrees later, she’s the president of one.

As the newly hired president of Northeast Lakeview College, a community college in San Antonio, Texas, Veronica is on a mission to help as many people as possible find a path to a college education. She doesn’t want anyone to believe they can’t.

Big dreams have humble beginnings

Growing up in a small village in Guyana – which Secota described as “a third-world country” when she was growing up – Secota Douglas always had dreams that were bigger than her surroundings, including earning a degree from a prestigious university such as Oregon State.

Inclusivity at Oregon State isn’t up for debate. It’s a commitment.

As a way to continue to promote positive engagement and experiences among our students, Oregon State is now requiring new students to complete a course, Creating an Inclusive Community, that focuses on diversity and inclusion.

Oregon State Ecampus study finds instructional designers are underutilized, face barriers when conducting research on teaching and learning

While instructional designers in higher education are well-positioned to conduct research on teaching and learning, a majority of them lack confidence, time and preparedness to do so, according to new research from the OSU Ecampus Research Unit.

Getting to know Kaylyn Hymes

Division of Extended Campus Office Specialist Kaylyn Hymes holds many hats, including helping applicants navigate the hiring process.

Join the OSU community. We’ll join yours, too.

“Working through Tillamook Bay Community College, as well as Oregon State, I was able to feel connected to my local community as well as a greater community,” says Christiania Jefferies, OSU Ecampus psychology student.