Western Oregon University

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General Information

Admission Office

345 North Monmouth Avenue

Monmouth, OR 97361

(503) 838-8211

(877) 877-1593

Fax: (503) 838-8067

Contact: David McDonald

Dean of Admissions, Enrollment Management, and Retention
Main Address

345 North Monmouth Avenue

Monmouth, OR 97361

(503) 838-8000


Total undergrads: 4,703

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 911

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,703

Graduate enrollment: 668


Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 45%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 72%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Arts – General B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Theatre Arts Management B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business – General B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Instructional Media B
Junior High Education B
Physical Education B
Reading Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Sign Language Interpretation B
Spanish B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Mathematics/Computer Science B
Natural Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Planetary Sciences B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B

Security & Protective Services

Corrections B
Fire Services Administration B
Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Western Oregon University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (503) 838-8000
Website: www.wou.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: www.wou.edu/student/admissions/apply_all_groups/undergrad_app.php
Address: 345 North Monmouth Ave, Monmouth, OR 97361-1394
Setting: Town: Fringe
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 4,929
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 44%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,897 (59% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $9,768
Out-of-state Tuition: $27,678
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 95%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,863

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Western Oregon University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Western Oregon University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 111
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 222
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 222
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 222
Education 292929
English Language and Literature/Letters 111
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 111
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 333
Health Professions and Related Programs 222
History 111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 222
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 111
Mathematics and Statistics 111
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 555
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 111
Philosophy and Religious Studies 111
Physical Sciences 222
Psychology 111
Social Sciences 666
Visual and Performing Arts 888
Grand total 727272

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Western Oregon University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $9,768
Out-of-state $27,678
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $17,148
Out-of-state $25,192

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 741 95%
Grant or scholarship aid 603 77% $6,863
Student loan aid 705 90% $4,580

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,834 62% $7,139
Federal student loans 3,353 73% $4,759

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Western Oregon University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Western Oregon University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,069 1,097 1,972
Percent admitted 100% 78% 88%
Percent admitted who enrolled 26% 25% 26%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Western Oregon University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 4,929
Undergraduate enrollment 4,343
Graduate enrollment 586

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Western Oregon University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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