Thank you for your interest in Western Oregon University as a place to further your education. Founded in 1856, Western Oregon University was the first public university in the state of Oregon. Students may choose from approximately 40 majors and several graduate programs at Western Oregon University. The town of Monmouth is a quiet, friendly place of about 9,000 people. The beautiful surroundings and safe environment are notable features. Current enrollment at Western is over 5,000 students, including over 250 international students who represent more than 12 different countries.
At Western Oregon University, helping students achieve academic success is always at the top of our priority list. Thanks to our many great major and minor programs, you get to decide where you want your college degree to take you in the future. WOU offers several bachelor’s (four-year) degrees – bachelor of science, bachelor of arts, bachelor of music and bachelor of fine arts – as well as certificates, advanced baccalaureates, master’s degrees and pre-professional tracks.