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About Oregon Tech


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 polytechnic university, we take pride in our mission to deliver technology education; we continually partner with industry leaders to ensure that our programs and classes adapt to new technology and prepare students for today's and tomorrow's workforce demands. This real-world focus gives our students a competitive edge: 96 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 almost 5,400 allows for an intimate campus environment distinguished by small classes and a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. This personal approach leads to high student achievement and career success.

Hands-on Education

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 archaeological 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.


Campus Locations

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.

At a Glance

School Type:

Public, coed college

Year Founded:



Dr. Nagi Naganathan

School Colors:

Blue and Gold

Athletics Nickname:

Hustlin' Owls



Total 2019 Enrollment:

5,319 (50% male / 50% female)

Majors and Degrees:

45 degree options


Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities