The landscape of higher education continues to evolve at a pace and in ways never before seen. Learners of all types — from working professionals to traditional college students to entire sectors of the economy — seek educational solutions that will equip them for success. And not only to secure their futures. They need solutions today.

As Oregon State University’s Division of Educational Ventures, we create new learning experiences that meet real-time student needs and workforce demands around the world. The entrepreneurial units within our division — including nationally ranked Oregon State Ecampus — have a decades-long history of removing barriers to learning, conducting original research that advances higher education, and designing innovative educational opportunities that impact personal, economic and workforce development.

We embrace our responsibility to people in Oregon and across the globe by developing the highest-quality academic programs through partnerships at OSU and industry collaborations. These relationships with university faculty and workforce leaders help drive our efforts to make course learning materials and programs more affordable for all.

And we welcome change. As our division empowers the growing number of students pursuing degrees online through Ecampus, we also offer in-demand opportunities for learners who want shorter-term credentialing programs to upskill and retool their careers. 

With internal and external partners, the Division of Educational Ventures is helping Oregon State University chart a bold, new path — ready to prove that however the landscape may change, OSU will rise to meet the challenge.

Oregon State is committed to providing high-quality, accessible educational offerings and credentials that meet the needs of a diversity of learners. To lead this charge, OSU is launching the Division of Educational Ventures.

Edward Feser
Provost and executive vice president