Oregon Tech, "Oregon's Polytechnic University"

Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) is a public university based in Klamath Falls and the Portland metropolitan area, with a presence throughout the Pacific Northwest. We’re also Oregon’s only polytechnic university, meaning we emphasize technical subjects and applied sciences, and encourage students to pursue their passions and professional opportunities through internships, externships, and field experiences. But our distinction doesn’t stop there. Through our nearly 50 bachelor’s and master's degree programs, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Oregon Tech offers a rigorous, experiential education.

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Founded in 1947 as an institution to train and re-educate World War II veterans, Oregon Tech has grown immensely in size, scope, and service. Today, we’re accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and our student population is near 5,000, with an average student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1.

In 2021, the Oregon Legislature designated Oregon Tech "Oregon's Polytechnic University." As a polytechnic university, we specialize in engineering, technology, healthcare, business, communication and applied sciences such as psychology and environmental science. Our faculty and industry partners work hard to ensure students have the resources and training to tackle the challenges of both today and tomorrow.

Our real-world focus produces real results, too: Recent Oregon Tech graduates earn a median starting salary of $61,000. 

Some of our students know what they want to pursue before they even step foot on campus. Others might have an inkling and find their path as they explore the options available at Oregon Tech. Either way, their time at Oregon Tech gives them the know-how to produce work that matters to them—and to the world. Put another way, we provide hands-on education for real-world achievement. 

Experience real-world, hands-on learning at Oregon's Polytechnic University.

Explore Your Options

Whether you want to study engineering, health professions, communications, business or applied sciences, our degree programs provide the cross-disciplinary skills to prepare you for the workforce and/or graduate studies.

Submitting an application is the best way to start the journey toward officially joining the Oregon Tech family. It’s important to keep our deadlines in mind, as well as our academic requirements. Effective Fall 2021, standardized test scores such as ACT, SAT, SAT II, AP, or IB are not required. Learn more about our application process.

In Oregon, you’ll find our traditional, residential campus in Klamath Falls; our Portland-Metro campus in Wilsonville; and a dental hygiene partnership with Chemeketa Community College in Salem. In Washington, the university offers degrees to employees of Boeing. You can also earn your degree from anywhere through Oregon Tech Online. Explore our campuses.

Our Klamath Falls campus offers two housing facilities, where students further build their campus social and academic connections. The Residence Hall offers double and single rooms, and the Village hosts students in apartments that include four individual bedrooms and common living areas. The Portland-Metro campus does not have a residence hall or dormitory on campus, but there are many apartment buildings near campus and in Wilsonville and the surrounding communities. Explore your housing options.

It’s never too late to find your spot at Oregon Tech. We welcome transfer students and work to help you seamlessly transfer to the university. Generally, transfer students should have 36 quarter-hour credits or 24 semester-hour credits, a 2.25 cumulative GPA and have met other academic requirements. Learn more about transfer admission requirements.

Weighing college costs and choosing to invest in an education are big decisions, and we’re here to help. For the 2022-2023 school year, the annual tuition and fees rates for undergraduate resident students are $12,122 for Klamath Falls and $10,566 for the Portland-Metro campus. Learn more about tuition costs and aid.