About the University
The Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) is an institution founded on the principles of excellence through hands-on knowledge. We believe in giving students a rigorous, practical education while applying cutting-edge concepts for real-world solutions.
As Oregon ' s Institute of Technology, we take pride in our mission to deliver technology education; we continually partner with industry leaders to ensure that our programs and classes are at the top of the board with adapting to new technology and preparing students for workforce demands. This real-world focus gives our students a competitive edge: 97 percent are either employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months after graduation with an average starting salary of $60,000 per year. We also attribute this to our dedicated professors, who provide personalized attention and are genuinely invested in their students' learning. A total enrollment of 5,341 allows for an intimate campus environment distinguished by small classes and a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1 . This personal approach provides many benefits of a prestigious private education at a public price.
Our individualized and applied approach to teaching, which blends theory and practice, is the main reason our alumni are so avidly recruited. Whether they study software engineering, vascular technology, business, or dental hygiene, Oregon Tech students have amazing opportunities to apply what they learn in lab-based classes, clinics, externships and workplaces. This practical focus is reinforced in the classroom by instructors who come to Oregon Tech with relevant business, industrial, or clinical experience.
And in every program, major studies are underscored by a general-education core that broadens students' understanding of the world and teaches them to communicate effectively, solve problems and think for themselves. Oregon Tech is best known for its traditional engineering and technological core, but new degree options (and surprising twists on old ones) are remarkably multi-dimensional. A Geomatics student might use GIS technology to survey an archeological excavation, or a Mechanical Engineering student may complete a cross-disciplinary application in sustainability. A Communication Studies major might compile a technical manual for an Oregon Renewable Energy Center project. Information Technology and Health Informatics or Management students might specialize in allied health management.
Oregon Tech has locations throughout the Pacific Northwest. In Oregon, this includes the traditional, residential campus in Klamath Falls , the urban campus in Wilsonville , as well a site in Salem . In Washington, Oregon Tech offers degrees to employees of The Boeing Company at sites in the Puget Sound area . Oregon Tech Online delivers a variety of programs with convenience and flexibility.
Take a moment to check out each campus and find out which best fits your needs.
Oregon Tech, a public, state-supported institution is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Individual programs also are accredited by the appropriate professional organizations.
Hands-On Learning is our Passion
Oregon Tech's degree programs are focused on applied technologies, engineering, health professions, applied sciences, communication and business. Our faculty teach the theory and the application of that theory through hands-on learning in small classes and labs, and with the latest technology and real-world experiences. Students are in laboratories, clinics, and out in the field throughout their time at Oregon Tech. They learn from faculty members whose expertise is grounded in working in their field and maintaining those professional connections that benefit students both in-school and after they graduate.
Oregon Tech is best known for its traditional engineering and technological core, but new degree options (and surprising twists on old ones) are remarkably multi-dimensional. A Geomatics student might use GIS technology to survey an archeological excavation, or a Mechanical Engineering student may complete a cross-disciplinary application in sustainability. A Communication Studies major might compile a technical manual for an Oregon Renewable Energy Center project. Information Technology and Health Informatics or Business students might specialize in allied health management.
This real-world focus gives our students a competitive edge: 95 percent are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation . Year after year, our baccalaureate graduates earn excellent starting salaries, generally at the highest levels among their peers in the same fields.
The Integrated Student Health Center, located at the main campus in Klamath Falls, provides general medical care for illnesses and accidents, medical referral, counseling and wellness programs .
The mission of the Oregon Tech Integrated Student Health Center is to support students by providing tools which encourage them to be knowledgeable about and actively invested in the benefits of self-care and choosing well to maintain their physical and emotional wellness.
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Overview of Services
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