OSU-Cascades monitors progress in 24 key areas that represent student enrollment, student success and retention, graduation outcomes, degree programs, research, philanthropy, diversity, building energy use, as well as in the financial health of the campus. This information is updated each fiscal year.
Enrollment data are based on the annual enrollment report, released the fourth week of each fall term.
Students from within Crook, Deschutes or Jefferson counties.
First generation undergraduate students are the first in their family to attend college or a university.
Student ethnicity is self-reported. In 2021, students of color made up 20% of total enrollment.
The residence hall, completed in 2017, has occupancy for up to 300 residential students.
Student success is measured by retention and graduation rates, and graduation outcomes.
Seventy-seven percent of undergraduate students from the class of 2021 completed at least one experiential learning opportunity during the previous four years.
Most students are retained at OSU-Cascades, while some continue their education elsewhere within OSU.
Most students complete their degree at OSU-Cascades, while some finish elsewhere within OSU.
Alumni employment is based on an annual survey of graduates six months after graduation. Data are from the 2020 survey.
New degree programs are determined based on student demand, an understanding of industry needs and a survey of other university’s offerings.
A growing research enterprise is attracting federal and foundation funding for projects that address local and global challenges.
Philanthropic, community and alumni engagement accelerate OSU-Cascades' mission to provide globally-relevant education, research and outreach, and produce talented and career-ready graduates. Fundraising is made possible through a partnership with the OSU Foundation.
The OSU-Cascades endowment was created as a promise to future generations of students and faculty. It supports many important initiatives at the Bend campus such as making a university education more attainable through student scholarships, ensuring teaching excellence through endowed faculty positions, and other key programs.
Donors to OSU-Cascades include community members, businesses and foundations, and alumni. They support student scholarships, faculty scholarship and teaching, and the campus capital needs as it expands to serve 3,000 to 5,000 students.
Community events are attended by Central Oregonians, and through virtual presentation, members of the public around the state. Events include a Science Pub lecture series, guest lectures and other events for community members.
The expansion of the OSU-Cascades to a 128-acre campus serving 3,000 to 5,000 students will occur over several decades. Future construction is determined by and dependent upon student enrollment growth and state capital funding.
The campus master plan will be executed in phases. The phase underway in the 2020 and 2021 fiscal years includes land remediation and reclamation, infrastructure and construction of Edward J. Ray Hall.
Energy use is monitored in buildings and will be studied as OSU-Cascades pursues its goal to achieve net zero energy usage throughout the campus.
The OSU-Cascades operating budget is determined annually and primarily based on revenues received through the state general fund, and student tuition and fees. It is approved by the OSU Board of Trustees.