Funds from Vision 2025 will begin Phase II of the NSU-BA master plan which includes construction of science, library, and classroom facilities to accommodate an anticipated 4,000-student increase over the next 24 months. The campus is located at 3100 East New Orleans, Broken Arrow.
The new facilities will provide the area with more highly-trained workers attracting more companies to the area. Research shows that the average college graduate earns $20,000-$25,000 more annually over a career than high school graduates, allowing the local economy to grow. An estimated 50,000 students will attend NSU-BA over the next 10 years.
Project: NSU - Broken Arrow
Status: The Capital Improvements Agreement has been approved by the Board of Regents. Land planning for Phase II is in the process of confirming the location of the proposed improvements.
Maximum Allocation: $26 million
Project Description: :
Northeastern State University's growing presence in the Greater Tulsa Metropolitan Area received a significant vote of confidence on September 9, 2003 when Tulsa County voters overwhelmingly approved $26 million for the second phase of development at the University\\\'s two-year-old Broken Arrow campus.
The money from the Vision 2025 package will bring the total taxpayer-approved investment in NSUBA to $42 million over the past four years as Broken Arrow voters approved $16 million for the initial construction in December 1998. Phase II of the NSUBA campus master plan includes construction of science, library and classroom facilities that will expand the campus capacity from 3,500 to over 8,000. The new NSUBA facilities will provide residents of the Tulsa area and many surrounding communities access to many of the 80 highly respected degree programs that have become synonymous with NSU throughout its 95-year history.
The Tulsa-based architecture firm of Bates/LZW has been selected to lead Phase II of the NSUBA campus master plan. At this time professionals from the firm are meeting with University faculty and staff to plan the space for the new buildings.