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Best Online Programs 2020 - U.S. News & World Report

Oregon State Ecampus is widely considered one of America's best providers of online education. In January 2020, OSU's online bachelor's programs were ranked No. 5 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, making it Ecampus' sixth straight year in the top 10.

The following honors have been bestowed upon Ecampus in recent years:

Why is OSU Ecampus one of the nation's best?

Eric Broadfoot, 2017 OSU Ecampus graduate Play

Hear why three recent graduates put their trust in OSU Ecampus' national prestige.

Our national prestige is based on rigorous criteria, which takes into consideration these factors and many others:

  • faculty credentials and training
  • student engagement
  • student services and technology
  • student retention rate
  • degree selection diversity
  • academic quality

Discover OSU's expertise in our online degree programs

Oregon State is widely regarded as a nationwide leader in many disciplines, and Ecampus delivers degree and certificate programs in many of them.

Agricultural sciences

Oregon State's College of Agricultural Sciences has been ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for its work and is Oregon's principal source of knowledge for agricultural and food systems. In 2020, OSU was further recognized as a world-class leader in the industry, ranking in the top 25 in an international survey of more than 3,000 universities. Earn an OSU bachelor's degree online in agricultural sciences, horticulture, or environmental economics and policy.


Oregon State's College of Business is AACSB-accredited and is known for excellence and innovation. The college increasingly attracts high-achievers with particular excellence in areas such as accounting, business information systems, finance and marketing.

OSU's online bachelor's of business administration program features courses taught by faculty who have vast real-world business experience in the program's focus areas. At the graduate level, the Oregon State MBA is one of the nation's top-ranked online MBA programs. It's available in Corvallis and Portland, with three opportunities for you to complete your degree: online, fully in person or a blend of online and in person. 


Oregon State's College of Engineering offers master's degrees online in engineering management and radiation health physics, and in 2020 the programs were again recognized as being among the best of their kind in the nation – earning a No. 12 ranking from U.S. News & World Report.

Environmental sciences

Housed in the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State’s online and on-campus environmental sciences bachelor's programs have established high standards for excellence. In 2020, U.S. News & World Report ranked Oregon State No. 44 in the world in its Best Global Universities for Environment/Ecology list.

Fisheries and wildlife sciences

OSU is considered a worldwide leader in both fisheries and wildlife, and Ecampus enables you to study online for a B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, earn a Graduate Certificate in Fisheries Management or a Professional Science Master's in Fisheries and Wildlife Administration.

FW professors Stan Gregory and Brian Sidlauskas have each been honored in recent years for their outstanding work as educators.

Liberal arts

With more than a dozen undergraduate and graduate degree programs available online, Oregon State has been labeled America's best university when it comes to delivering a high-quality liberal arts education online.

Natural resources

We are America's natural resources university, and our historic commitment to studying and conserving the natural world continues today through instruction, research and service. Oregon State offers both a bachelor's program, a Master of Natural Resources program and a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Natural Resources online.

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