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Getting to know Paul Bausch

Finding himself at Oregon State Ecampus just one year ago, Paul has wasted no time in applying his knowledge of coding languages and internet technologies to support adult learners in their pursuit of knowledge.

The Valley Library quad at Oregon State University

Oregon State’s online bachelor’s programs earn 4th straight top 10 ranking from U.S. News

Driven by the expertise of its faculty and an award-winning faculty development program, Oregon State University has been named one of the nation’s 10 best providers of online education for the fourth straight year by U.S. News & World Report. In a report released today, Oregon State Ecampus is ranked No. 6 out of more than 350 higher education institutions in the category of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

Kristen Dhuse, 2017 OSU Ecampus graduate, with her family

Plans change. Your career goals don’t have to.

One of the most important items in any parent’s toolkit is the ability to adapt to unexpected change. It’s how we get another meal on the table within minutes of our children spilling their mac and cheese on the floor. Kristen Dhuse discovered the importance of parental improvisation as soon as she and her husband, Ryan, learned they were expecting a child in 2014. Kristen was a successful engineer in the greater Seattle area and had devised a plan to put her professional life on hold while she returned to school in hopes of becoming a software developer.

Oregon State Ecampus: Top-ranked in the nation

Oregon State University Ecampus is one of America’s best providers of online education, and in this video three recent graduates discuss why Ecampus’ national rankings helped assure them that Oregon State was the best place to earn a degree online and give them a path to a successful career.

Big questions need big answers. That’s our strong suit.

It was a fundamental question in search of a much-needed answer: How can distance students in introductory biology courses online learn to operate a microscope without being in a physical laboratory? The simple answer was that they couldn’t. So Oregon State fixed that problem by developing a first-of-its-kind, 3-D virtual microscope that increases student access to learning and eliminates a barrier to degree completion.

Learning while you earn

A state of Oregon IT procurement worker and devoted dad cracks his laptop to study business administration during dance and swim practices and cultivates a more nuanced view of the technologies he encounters daily. Such scenarios are increasingly typical for the many Oregonians who work full time while pursuing degrees online — and Oregon State University Ecampus is meeting the needs and preferences of adult learners by tailoring programs to the lifestyle of these working professionals.

Ecampus ranked top 10 nationally by U.S. News for 3rd straight year

Oregon State University, was ranked in the top 10 nationally by U.S. News & World Report for the third consecutive year. Oregon State Ecampus, the university’s online education division, is ranked eighth out of more than 300 higher education institutions in the category of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

Christine Mosser

A shared spotlight, but her time to shine

Christine Mosser took a 20-year break from school. Now she’s back, double majoring in business administration and Spanish online with Ecampus, on the other side of the country. And she does it all while caring for the U.S. Marine Corps mascot. Discover why Christine feels her educational hiatus has prepared her to thrive all these years later.

New challenge leads to new heights

Kathleen Garney is an operations manager at Boeing, and a desire to improve her career prospects at the Fortune 500 company compelled her to pursue an MBA in Executive Leadership online and in-person with Oregon State. “My career wasn’t stalled, but I wanted to turbocharge it,” she says. Read why Kathleen says the hybrid program complements the professional world.

OSU Ecampus graduate Colby Mangini

Coast to coast

There are a million reasons to not do something. Take college, for example: It’s an arduous process. It’s time-consuming. It challenges you daily. It also requires a financial investment. U.S. Navy veteran Colby Mangini saw things differently. When he enrolled in Oregon State University’s online graduate program in radiation health physics in 2006, he saw green lights everywhere telling him to go for it.