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Oregon State’s online computer science program leads to professional success

“I primarily wanted to better myself by furthering my education and doing the work I love,” Eric Rouse says. “Now, I’m half-owner of the company that I work for. Completing my computer science degree at OSU Ecampus helped create the career of my dreams.”

Oregon State online public policy grad working for ‘an entire generation of children’

Matt Pennon knew firsthand the joys of fostering children; he and his husband built their family by fostering five kids in six years. He was also no stranger to the challenges. And thanks to employees in Santa Barbara County’s Department of Social Services who saw his potential — and the opportunity to gain relevant skills online with Oregon State — Pennon has successfully parlayed those experiences into a career offering families like his essential training and assistance.

On five continents, a record 1,680 Oregon State students earn their degrees online

Nearly one in four members of the Oregon State University graduating Class of 2022 completed their degree requirements online through Oregon State Ecampus. Among them is Zak Evans, a former OSU wrestler who supplemented his on-campus undergraduate studies several years ago with some online classes during wrestling season. That experience planted a seed and led to him pursuing his MBA in Business Analytics online.

As an online learner, self-doubt is no match for your academic advisor

The self-doubt that Ashley Hatleberg felt while pursuing a degree online with Oregon State put her in good company. Many students who learn online — particularly those who are returning to school after some time away — feel that same sense of doubt. But as is the case with countless other OSU Ecampus students, Hatleberg had her worries erased thanks to the expert guidance of her academic advisor.

Now at Harvard, Oregon State online grad still “over the moon” with religious studies

Monique Lanier is a graduate of Oregon State’s religious studies online bachelor’s program, and the experience profoundly impacted her — academically and in myriad other ways. And her alma mater helped pave her path to one of the world’s most prestigious institutions.

Oregon State Everywhere: Geospatial technology, natural resources make a perfect pair online

I was not a typical grad student. For years I’ve wanted to go back to school and get my master’s degree, but due to a number of life circumstances it just didn’t happen. Then, when I was about to turn 50 (yes, 50!) the opportunity came.

Distance learning, remote working bring a new mom’s tech dreams closer

Ravonne was nearly 30 and had a newborn. Was it too late to start a tech career? The answer: no. Now she’s in Oregon State’s postbaccalaureate online computer science program, learning a suite of skills as part of a large community of students, and it’s been a perfect fit.

Computer science student earns Department of Defense SMART scholarship

Vidhi Kadakia, a second-year undergraduate in OSU’s College of Engineering, has been selected for the Department of Defense’s Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation scholarship program, known as SMART. A computer science student who learns online with OSU Ecampus, Kadakia is eligible for up to five years of full tuition as well as mentorship, summer internships, a stipend and full-time employment with the DOD upon graduation.

Former NFL standout Steven Jackson creates greater diversity for a stronger OSU

Former Oregon State and NFL running back Steven Jackson — who now serves as an OSU Foundation Trustee and on the advisory board for OSU’s director of athletics — made a gift to create the Jackson Family Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fund. It aims to help Oregon State pilot a new program designed to help the university recruit underrepresented faculty and staff.

A photo of Fiona Wylde holding a paddleboard and paddle. Fiona is a geography and geospatial science student

Winning on the water and in the online classroom

Fiona Wylde needed a rigorous degree program that would allow her to further her education while offering the flexibility to sustain her career as a world champion stand-up paddleboarder and windsurfer. She found everything she needed online with Oregon State.