Oregon State at a Glance

We're accredited

Oregon State University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

OSU graduate wearing a mortarboard and colorful lei

This means that Oregon State has been thoroughly evaluated by leading education authorities to ensure that OSU offers high-quality learning opportunities. Regional accreditation is the highest form and most widely recognized type of college accreditation in the United States.

The courses you complete online through OSU Ecampus will appear on your transcript just as on-campus courses would, and the diploma you earn as an Ecampus student is identical to those earned by OSU's campus-based students.

We're on a quarter term system

Oregon State is on a quarter-based academic calendar, which means we offer four terms of instruction each year (summer, fall, winter, spring).

Please consult with your home institution if you plan to transfer credits to confirm that courses you take will meet your program requirements.

Quarter system

1 quarter credit = .67 semester credit


10 weeks


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10 weeks

Semester system

1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits

Fall semester

15 weeks

Spring semester

15 weeks