Fall 2022

A history-making fall enrollment shows the largest-ever first-year class and students taking more classes as they pursue their degrees. Learn more.

Beaver Nation in Bend

 

1,271
total students at OSU-Cascades

10%
increase in FTE (academic credits taken per student)

2%
increase in students

Future Innovators and Community-Builders

 

1.7x
increase in American Studies majors

 

1.6x
increase in Environmental Sciences majors

 

1.5x
in Engineering Science majors

The newest Bend Beavs will become part of a growing community of OSU-Cascades graduates — 4,996 alums strong — who are making a difference in fields from energy engineering to environmental science.

Serving Oregon and the World

45%
from Central Oregon

78%
from Oregon

7
international countries

Welcoming All Students

29%

First-generation college students

21%

Students of color

68

Student veterans

 

    A New Class of First-Year Students

    59%

    Earned college credit in high school

    3.59

    Average unweighted high school GPA

    39%

    High school GPA of 3.75 or higher

      Student Profile

      Angel Ruvalcaba

      First-Year Student
      Redmond, Oregon
      Art, Media and Technology

      A lifelong Central Oregonian, freshman Angel Ruvalbaca was born in Madras and grew up in Redmond. College wasn’t always in his plans, but as he excelled in school his parents set college as an expectation. An in-home health care worker originally from Mexico, his mother saw firsthand the difference a bachelor’s degree could make in someone’s life.

      Today, Angel is participating in OSU-Cascades’ TRIO program as a first-generation college student and learning about opportunities and services available to him through OSU. He is also participating in OSU-Cascades’ Degree Partnership Program with Central Oregon Community College and has earned additional scholarships and grants that give his family much relief.

      “My parents are proud, but they still have high expectations for me,” he said.

      Angel is growing personally in courses that help him see his dream of owning his own company in the video gaming industry is in reach. He is about to confirm his major in art, media and technology.

      “Video gaming brings together all of the things I love — story writing, art, graphic design, cinematography, music,” said Angel. “I’m excited about the future and learning more about all of these areas.”