CORVALLIS, Ore. – Community college students from the College of Western Idaho will have an easier time transferring to Oregon State University Ecampus, the university’s nationally ranked online education provider, thanks to an agreement signed by the two schools.

Leaders of Oregon State and the College of Western Idaho signed a degree pathway agreement that will provide students advising on degree pathways at both institutions; expand student access to institutional services and curriculum; and can shorten the time to a degree, by helping students avoid taking courses that aren’t applied to their degree requirements.

“This agreement is just the latest example of Oregon State and its Ecampus program providing access to a four-year college degree to the widest range of students that we can,” OSU President Ed Ray said.

In January, for the fourth straight year, Oregon State Ecampus was named one of the nation’s 10 best providers of online education by U.S. News & World Report. Ecampus ranked sixth out of more than 350 higher education institutions in the category of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

College of Western Idaho is a public, open-access and comprehensive community college committed to providing affordable access to quality teaching and learning opportunities to the residents of its service area in western Idaho. It was established in 2007 and in January 2009 welcomed 1,208 students. This year, it enrolled just under 29,000 students, primarily from Idaho’s Treasure Valley region. 


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About Oregon State University: As one of only three land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the nation, Oregon State serves Oregon and the world by working on today’s most pressing issues. Our more than 34,000 students come from across the globe, and our programs operate in every Oregon county. Oregon State receives more research funding than all of the state’s comprehensive public universities combined. At our campuses in Corvallis and Bend, marine research center in Newport, OSU Portland Center and award-winning Ecampus, we excel at shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.

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Sean Nealon, 541-737-0787, [email protected]


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