Located in the heart of Central Oregon, COCC campuses are at the heart of the Northwest’s best recreation activities... from hiking, biking and skiing to whitewater rafting, kayaking and rock climbing, you can’t go wrong. With views of the eight Cascade mountain peaks, Bend is one of the country’s most desirable places to live.
Our main campus is located just 1½ miles from downtown Bend, offering access to an incredible shopping, dining and entertainment district. While considered a small town at approximately 79,000 residents, Bend offers all the amenities of larger cities. From big chain stores like Fred Meyer, REI, Costco, Target and more to our smaller locally owned shops, students can find all their needs within easy reach of the campus.
“Located in the heart of Central Oregon, COCC campuses are at the heart of the Northwest’s best recreation activities”
Central Oregon Activites
Year-round activities abound in Central Oregon. The summer Concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater; Munch & Music free concert series; Bend WinterFest, offering world-class ice sculpting, gallery tours, and concerts; Sunriver Music Festival; Sisters’ Quilt Festival (the largest quilt show in the United States!); BendFilm Festival; Cascades Theatrical Company; The Tower Theater; Sisters’ Rodeo, the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and so much more.
Did we mention the weather? With over 300 days of sunshine and less than 12" of rain each year, you can’t go wrong! Check out the forecast.
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