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.
- College Type: Public
- Program Type: 4-Year University
- College Size: Small (under 5,000 students)
- Campus Setting: Rural
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.