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Oregon Institute of Technology

The Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) is the only public institute of technology in the Pacific Northwest. The school has a reputation for academic excellence across engineering, technology, and health, with its graduates being recruited by companies across the region. The school offers hands-on learning in degree programs across applied science, communications, engineering, health technologies, management, and psychology. Its students benefit from lab-based instruction and faculty with strong industry experience, resulting in impressive employment (90%) and starting salaries (average $56,000) for graduates.

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Renewable energy is emphasizes both in academic and campus life. The university was the first in North America to offer a BS degree in renewable energy systems. The school offers research opportunities in photovoltaic power, ground-source heating systems, fuel-cell systems, and more.

Oregon Tech’s 4,000 students enjoy access to recreational, cultural awareness, student media, and honor society clubs as well as many outdoor programs, including deep-sea fishing, kayaking, and snowboarding at the 300-acre campus in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.

Oregon Tech is part of the NAIA, with men’s sports in baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer and track & field and women's sports in basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, track & field, and volleyball.