Fiscal Years 2018-2021

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.

Total Enrollment

Degree Level


New Student Enrollment (Recruitment)


Student Residency


Students from Central Oregon

Students from within Crook, Deschutes or Jefferson counties.

First Generation Undergraduate Students

First generation undergraduate students are the first in their family to attend college or a university.

Student Ethnicity

Student ethnicity is self-reported. In 2021, students of color made up 20% of total enrollment. 

Student Age

Students Living on Campus

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.

Undergraduate Experiential Learning

Seventy-seven percent of undergraduate students from the class of 2021 completed at least one experiential learning opportunity during the previous four years. 

One-Year Retention Rates

Most students are retained at OSU-Cascades, while some continue their education elsewhere within OSU.

Graduation Rates

Most students complete their degree at OSU-Cascades, while some finish elsewhere within OSU.

Graduation Outcomes

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.

Research Expenditures


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.

OSU-Cascades Endowment

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.

Donor Gifts

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 Event Attendance

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.


Faculty Demographics

Staff Demographics


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.

Expansion Status

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.

Building Energy Use

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.

Operating Budget