A four-year university in Central Oregon presents an extraordinary opportunity to create a culture of teaching, learning and research. Currently, OSU-Cascades has fewer than 1,000 students but is poised to grow as we welcome about 100 new freshmen in September 2015. OSU-Cascades has purchased land to create a 10-acre campus located near the center of Bend and close to transportation and other amenities. The campus will have classrooms, administrative offices and student housing.

By 2025, we anticipate our west side campus will grow as enrollment reaches between 3,000 and 5,000 students. The 10-acre campus and the nearby Graduate & Research Center together are the first step. Adjacent lands are under consideration for next steps. OSU-Cascades will build a sustainable campus that is fully integrated with the community while retaining the personal, close-knit environment that has worked so well for our students.

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