Oregon State University Cascades Campus

Oregon State University - Cascades
Type Public
Established 2001
Students 801 (2012 Fall)
Location Bend, OR, USA
44°4′15″N 121°20′42″W / 44.07083°N 121.34500°W / 44.07083; -121.34500Coordinates: 44°4′15″N 121°20′42″W / 44.07083°N 121.34500°W / 44.07083; -121.34500
Campus Urban
Parent Institution Oregon State University
Website www.osucascades.edu

Oregon State University - Cascades (OSU-Cascades) is a branch campus of Oregon State University (OSU) located in Bend, Oregon, in the United States. It is the first and only branch campus of an Oregon public university. Twenty different degrees are offered through the campus.[1][2]


OSU-Cascades offers small class sizes and one-on-one mentoring.

OSU-Cascades is in partnership with the Central Oregon Community College and Oregon State University. Students can take lower division classes at the Central Oregon Community College and upper division classes through OSU-Cascades or Oregon State University.

The branch campus serves 801 students as of the 2012 fall term, with university plan's for increasing student enrollment to around 5,000 by the year 2025.[3][4][5]


In August 2012, the state's board of higher education approved OSU's plan to expand the campus into a four-year school.[5] Oregon State planned to add freshman and sophomore classes as early as 2015, though it was not decided as to if the current location would be used or if a new campus would be built.[5]

During the 2013 legislative session, the Oregon Legislative Assembly approved $16 million in construction bonds to finance a new, expanded four-year campus in Bend for OSU-Cascades.[6] The state bonds will be supplemented by $8 million in philanthropic funds and campus-supported bonds for a financing package totaling $24 million with university officials looking over suitable sites that would cover the campus' proposed 40 to 60 acre footprint.[7]


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