For the tenth consecutive year, Oregon State University has secured a position among the top 10 online education providers in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report—a feat unmatched by any other institution. In the latest rankings released today, Oregon State is placed at No. 4 out of nearly 350 higher education institutions in the category of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. The university’s stellar performance is attributed to its faculty’s expertise and their adeptness in delivering courses tailored for the online learning environment.
Oregon State Ecampus, the university’s online education division, collaborates with over 1,200 OSU faculty members to create and offer over 100 online programs, encompassing 47 bachelor’s degrees.
“Oregon State’s accomplishments in online education stem from robust collaborative efforts across the university community,” remarked Oregon State President Jayathi Murthy. “I am delighted to witness OSU once again acknowledged as a beacon of excellence in online instruction and learning as we fulfill our land grant mission by providing accessible, top-tier education to learners across Oregon and beyond.”
During the past fall semester, more than 11,000 OSU students engaged exclusively in online learning, representing over 30% of the university’s student body. Ecampus, in collaboration with academic advisors, administrators, and faculty from all 11 OSU colleges, alongside the Honors College and Graduate School, caters to students across all 50 states and nearly 60 countries.
Among those students was John Dusek, a recent graduate who obtained bachelor’s degrees in horticulture and sustainability through online studies. Hailing from central Michigan, Dusek owns and manages a greenhouse, and his coursework through Ecampus equipped him with practical, hands-on knowledge, enabling him to make a positive impact on his community.
“Returning to school has significantly enhanced my proficiency in horticulture. I now cultivate higher-quality plants at reduced costs, while also minimizing pollution, nutrient runoff, and pesticide usage,” expressed Dusek. “My time at OSU has equipped me with the skills to confidently assert, ‘Your actions matter greatly, and you have the capability to make a significant difference.'”