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We’re in the business of innovative research

In recognition of its efforts, the Ecampus Research Unit was recently awarded the 2018 UPCEA Research and Scholarship Award for its pioneering research on instructional designers.

The Valley Library quad at Oregon State University is photographed from a high vantage point. There are clouds in the sky and the sun is shining brightly through trees at the edge of the quad.

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.

A student uses the Ecampus-developed 3D microscope on a laptop at a coffee shop.

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, 3D virtual microscope that increases student access to learning and eliminates a barrier to degree completion.

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.

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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.

A screenshot of the 3D microscope designed by Ecampus multimedia developers and faculty members.

Oregon State wins national award for online biology lab

Oregon State Ecampus and faculty members from OSU’s College of Science received a national innovation award for the development of a groundbreaking online biology lab series and 3D animation project that effectively puts a microscope in the hands of every distance student.

The Valley Library at Oregon State University at dusk.

OSU Ecampus named nation’s best value in online education

Oregon State University’s distance education program has been named the nation’s best online college in terms of value by, an organization that provides in-depth analysis and rankings on affordability and quality in higher education.

Vanessa Rutherford, Ecampus agricultural sciences student, sits in front of an American flag while wearing her U.S. Air Force uniform.

Earning her stars and stripes

There’s not much Vanessa Rutherford can’t do. She’s a 4.0 agricultural sciences student, a decorated airman in the United States Air Force and an active volunteer in her Missouri community. And last week, half a continent away, she was celebrated in Corvallis as a winner of the Waldo-Cummings Outstanding Student Award. “I¹m just lucky that I enjoy learning and the Air Force and OSU reward that type of behavior,” she says.

3D biology lab series leads to top award for Bouwma, Weber

April 12, 2016 A groundbreaking online biology lab series is having a major impact on Oregon State’s distance students, and it’s the reason Dr. Andrew Bouwma and Dr. Genevieve Weber today received the Innovation in Online Credit-based Teaching Award from OSU’s Division of University of Outreach and Engagement. After six months of research and development and […]

Francisco Boschetti Tofano, holds up his framed winning design for the 2016 Summer Session t-shirt design contest. He wears a bright orange Oregon State sweatshirt.

From Venezuela to Oregon State, engineering international student wins T-shirt design contest

“I like being able to turn my ideas into real things, and ever since I started practicing with graphic design, I’ve grown to like it more and more,” says Francisco Boschetti Tofano, 2016 Summer Session T-shirt Design Contest winner.