An April 2015 citywide survey of 300 randomly selected adults in Bend, Oregon – found that there is strong support (70%) among Bend residents for more higher education options for Bend and Central Oregon residents and a very strong belief (84%) that as the largest region in Oregon without a four-year university, Central Oregon is overdue for a university that can provide education opportunities and improve economic stability and innovation.
Read more on the Survey Methodology here.
The survey results found that support for an OSU-Cascades campus on the west side of Bend is strongest among those 45 and younger (67%), those with annual household incomes under $50,000 (64%) and those who live within one mile of the proposed campus (60%). Campus expansion enjoys equal support from Democrats (63%) and Republicans (62%), and those that live on the west (59%) and east (59%) sides of Bend.
Which of the following is more important to you personally about a new OSU campus in Bend?
•Where the new campus will be located in the city
•The education programs that will be available to the community
The largest region in our state without a four-year university is overdue for one to serve our children, provide a trained workforce for employers and nurture economic innovation.
An urban-integrated campus that provides academic, economic and cultural benefits to the surrounding community is better than no campus at all.
I Support OSU-Cascades on the Westside Now