To: OSU Community Members

From: Edward Feser, Provost and Executive Vice President

January 26, 2021

Dear OSU Community Members,

I am pleased to share the outstanding news that Oregon State University is ranked No. 4 in the nation for online bachelor’s degree programs, according to 2021 rankings published today by U.S. News & World Report. Last year, OSU was ranked No. 5. 

Pursuing rankings is never a priority for Oregon State University, yet we are proud that OSU is recognized nationally as a model for quality online education through programs and courses created and delivered by university faculty and colleges in partnership with our Ecampus team.

This is OSU’s seventh consecutive year in the nation’s Top 10 and reflects a university-wide collaboration of more than 1,000 faculty and staff members. Congratulations to the Ecampus team for its outstanding work and leadership; to the faculty, colleges and departments that offer excellent academic programs online; and all who support the success of our students around the world.

Oregon State received four more national top rankings in today’s U.S. News report:

  • No. 2 — Best Online Psychology Bachelor’s Programs.
  • No. 3 — Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans.
  • No. 3 — Best Online Business Bachelor’s Programs.
  • No. 16 — Best Online Master’s in Engineering Programs.

OSU’s Ecampus delivers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs online to learners in all 50 states and more than 50 countries. This past fall term, 8,840 students were enrolled at Oregon State exclusively in online degree programs — an increase of 18.4% from fall 2019.

Online education is an essential part of the university’s commitment to providing instruction in modalities that best serve the increasingly diverse needs and goals of learners. Thank you to all who contribute to the success of Ecampus and all of Oregon State University’s efforts to provide accessible higher education of the highest quality.


Edward Feser
Provost and Executive Vice President