As Oregon Institute of Technology’s Fall 2013 term is underway, school officials announced a student enrollment of 4,414, which is the highest in the university’s history.
Klamath Falls, ORE. – As Oregon Institute of Technology’s Fall 2013 term is underway, school officials announced a student enrollment of 4,414, which is the highest in the university’s history. The total represents an increase of 413 students from Fall 2012.
This year’s growth includes the new Wilsonville campus that began admitting students in the fall of 2012. The increase also reflects demand for specialized polytechnic degrees from Oregon Tech, which boasts the highest return on investment ranking among Northwest universities.
“We are very pleased to see an increase in our Fall enrollment,” said Dr. Chris Maples, Oregon Tech President. “Students and parents alike recognize the tremendous value, national reputation, and exceptional return on investment (ROI) that are the hallmarks of an Oregon Tech degree. Our small classes, hands-on teaching, and undergraduate focus have been the keys to our success and reputation to date.”
Along with the success of the Wilsonville campus, Oregon Tech faculty and staff work with students to ensure that they are able to complete all of their courses on campus by providing state-of-the-art equipment and preparing students for real-life situations. For this reason, Oregon Tech boasts a 95% success rate of students in careers after graduation, or continuing their education in advanced graduate or professional schools.
“Students know that our faculty and staff care a great deal about their success, and this year’s enrollment increase also reflects that recognition,” Maples said. “Additionally, Oregon Tech has received increasingly impressive accolades from US News & World Report, Forbes, PayScale, and numerous military publications,” he added.
To view Oregon Tech accolades and national rankings, visit www.oit.edu/news/university-accolades-rankings.
About Oregon Tech
Founded in Klamath Falls in 1947, Oregon Institute of Technology is one of seven universities in the Oregon University System, and the only public institute of technology in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Tech provides degree programs in engineering and health technologies, management, communication, and applied sciences that prepare students to be effective participants in their professional, public, and international communities through hands-on learning. Oregon Tech has a full-service, residential campus in Klamath Falls and an urban, industry-focused campus in Wilsonville. Visit www.oit.edu to learn more about Oregon Institute of Technology.