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Ecampus ranked #1 in U.S. for online liberal arts education

Oregon State is the best university in the nation when it comes to delivering a high-quality liberal arts education online, according to a new ranking released last month. Oregon State’s College of Liberal Arts offers 11 bachelor’s degrees and two master’s programs online through OSU Ecampus, the university’s distance education division.

Behind the scenes with Loren Chavarría-Bechtel

“My personal experience as an immigrant in this country highlighted the importance the Spanish language plays in my cultural identity. I wanted to share the joy of being bilingual or multilingual with my new community in the United States,” says Ecampus Spanish Senior Instructor Loren Chavarría-Bechtel.

Susana Rivera Mills, Oregon State University

Discovering the Unexpected

The proposal came to Susana Rivera-Mills’ desk at Oregon State University, and her alarm bells started blaring. Foreign language courses taught online? What a misguided concept, she thought. With nearly two decades of firsthand experience, she knew that in-person interaction is a great way for students to learn a new language. But is it the only way? Rivera-Mills had to find the answer through extensive research. The results, she says now, were beyond belief.