Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” is in the top one percent in the nation in PayScale’s most recent release of top colleges based on graduates’ return on tuition and borrowing investments. An Oregon Tech degree is noted as having one of the highest returns on investment (ROI) of any colleges or universities in Oregon.

In the latest edition of the College ROI report, PayScale’s College Salary Report is based on the alumni salary data of 3.5 million respondents, representing more than 4,000 colleges and universities across the U.S. Placing at No. 165 nationwide as one of the Best Universities for a Bachelor’s Degree, the study lists the University’s early career pay at $61,200 and mid-career pay at $106,800, just $1,500 less than #1 school Oregon Health & Science University. The ranking also includes a new indicator; Percent High Meaning, which PayScale describes as percent of alumni who say their work makes the world a better place. Oregon Tech ranks in the top of this list, with 60 percent of alumni respondents confirming this.

The data used in PayScale's College Return on Investment report is collected through ongoing, online compensation surveys. People complete the PayScale survey to understand their price in the labor market. Users provide data about their jobs, compensation, employer, demographics and educational background and in return, PayScale provides them with a detailed compensation report that compares their compensation to others like them. The sample considered for the 2019 – 2020 College Salary report was 3.5 million college graduates. The sample size for each school included ranges from 28 profiles to over 31,000, depending largely upon the size of the school. The average sample size for an included school is 419 alumni profiles.

To view the complete “2019 College Education ROI Report” and the list of all institutions ranked, go to PayScale.