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. But our distinction doesn’t stop there. Through our nearly 50 bachelor’s and advanced degree programs, the university offers a rigorous, experiential education that allows students to pursue their passions and professional opportunities in internships, externships and field experiences.
Founded in 1947, originally as a vocational rehabilitation school for World War II veterans, the university has grown immensely in size, scope, and service. Today, we’re accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and our student population totals 4,910, making our student-to-faculty ratio 16:1.
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: 96 percent of our students are either employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation, with average starting salaries of $60,000 per year.
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 the university 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. That’s our distinct commitment.
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. Beginning with first-year applications for the 2021-2022 academic year, submitting test scores will be optional. 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 2020-2021 school year, the annual tuition and fees rates for undergraduate resident students are $11,269 for Klamath Falls and $9,626 for the Portland-Metro campus. Learn more about tuition costs and aid.