OSU and the OSU Cascades Campus in Bend is doing very well despite the economic downturn. That statement from OSU President Ed Ray speaking in Bend Monday. “Our overall enrollment is 24,000. That's a record. Here at the Cascades Campus enrollments were up 11%, and it was double-digit growth last year as well. So both campuses were seeing a health growth in enrollment.” Ray says those enrollment numbers translate into tuition dollars which will help the school better withstand state budget cuts. Ray says OSU also shines in the area of research grants and contracts. Last year, OSU brought in $275-million in research grants and contracts. That is more than the total of the other Oregon higher-ed schools.