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Beaverton mayor and Lacey Beaty speaks into a microphone at an outdoor public event.

First female and youngest-ever mayor of Beaverton, Oregon earned her OSU degree online

Lived experiences give Ecampus political science grad Lacey Beaty leadership ability that ‘sets the tone’ for her city and family By Siobhan Murray Oregon State University Foundation Editor’s note: This article was originally published in December 2022 by the OSU Foundation and also in the Oregon Stater alumni magazine. Service to others has been a First female and youngest-ever mayor of Beaverton, Oregon earned her OSU degree online

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Oregon State ranked top 10 nationally for best online degrees for 9th straight year

Bolstered by the expertise of the faculty who develop and teach classes online, Oregon State has earned another top ranking from U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best providers of online education. OSU ranks No. 8 in the category of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for 2023, marking the university’s ninth consecutive year in the top 10. That’s a claim no other public institution in the country can make.

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Oregon State Ecampus director working to update GI Bill to benefit online students

The GI Bill is in need of an update to better serve all college students, says Shannon Riggs, an executive director at Oregon State Ecampus. As a panel presenter at the Council of College and Military Educators annual symposium, she will explain how military veterans who learn exclusively online receive significantly less in Monthly Housing Allowance than on-campus students.

What’s it like to learn online? Military veterans share their advice

Hundreds of military service members and veterans have earned their degrees online from Oregon State Ecampus. They know what it takes to live the military lifestyle while pursuing a higher education. And those Ecampus graduates are always eager to offer guidance to fellow military-connected personnel.

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Oregon State earns four top-five rankings for online education from U.S. News & World Report

Oregon State University is ranked No. 4 and is among the nation’s top 10 providers of online undergraduate education for the seventh straight year in a list published today by U.S. News & World Report. The No. 4 ranking of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs also puts Oregon State in the top five for the fourth time since 2015, a feat no other institution in the Western U.S. can claim.

Laura Micewski poses in front of an American flag and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission crest.

From the Navy to the online classroom: An Ecampus student’s journey

Laura Micewski, U.S. Navy veteran, started her educational journey with one goal in mind: land her dream job without missing a beat. That’s where Ecampus came in. She kept her full-time job and leveraged her GI Bill to get the education she needed to make her dreams a reality.

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Oregon State Everywhere: Public policy rekindles Army vet’s passion for service

“I was motivated to persist in my studies and motivated to graduate by a desire to get back into the workforce and serve in a capacity developing meaningful policies to address real-world problems. I know Oregon State program provided me the tools to do this.” – Meagan Consedine, online Master of Pubic Policy student

Oregon State military ambassadors can help you earn your degree online

Earning a degree online while in the military presents challenges that few people understand. We can’t tell you about an experience that we haven’t lived ourselves, but we can put you in touch with military service members, veterans and spouses who have. That’s why we created the Oregon State Ecampus military ambassadors program.

Hope Nelson sits on a concrete bench with a computer on her lap outside the Oregon State Valley Library. She earned an online German degree from OSU.

Online German degree opens the world for OSU Ecampus alum

People used to ask Hope Nelson how she learned to speak German. Hope says her answer didn’t seem adequate. She taught herself using textbooks and audio tools in high school before living in Germany for a year as an exchange student. But now she is proud to have a German bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University Ecampus as proof.