OSU enrollment growth in Corvallis slows

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Enrollment at Oregon State University in Corvallis for the fall of 2014 grew by less than one percent from one year ago, adding 225 students to reach a total of 24,383.

When combined with 1,022 students attending OSU-Cascades in Bend and another 4,503 distance- only online learners enrolled through the award-winning Ecampus program, total enrollment at Oregon State University is 30,058. This is the first time that Oregon State has surpassed the 30,000 plateau for overall enrollment and makes OSU Oregon’s largest research university.

Oregon State officials say the increase — at a time when many other colleges and universities in the state have been struggling with static or declining enrollments — is a result of carefully planned growth.

“As Oregon’s statewide university, we take seriously our mandate to provide access to as many qualified in-state students as we can. At the same time, we are nearing our present capacity on the Corvallis campus, and thus slowing our growth has been a priority. This is a win-win situation for the university, Corvallis and the state of Oregon,” says Oregon State President Ed Ray.

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