Oregon Institute of Technology

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3201 Campus Drive

Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Phone: (541) 885-1000
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Sep. 9
application deadline

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#6 Overall Score: 74 out of 100. Regional Colleges (West)

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Oregon Institute of Technology is a public institution that was founded in 1947. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,970, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 305 acres. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. Oregon Institute of Technology's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (West), 6. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,890 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $23,671 (2013-14).

The Oregon Institute of Technology, better known as OIT or Oregon Tech, is situated in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, in the city of Klamath Falls. OIT academic programs include the highly ranked engineering and engineering technologies fields, as well as biology, management, communication studies and radiologic science. As the school with America's first undergraduate program in renewable energy engineering, OIT emphasizes sustainability in both academic and campus life. For decades, geothermal resources have heated the OIT main campus, which also offers a club focused on sustainability and internships at the Oregon Renewable Energy Center.

Students can also get involved in any of the dozens of student organizations or take advantage of the landscape through the OIT Outdoor Program, which plans activities such as snowboarding, deep-sea fishing and skydiving. Student athletes can play at various levels, including intramural, club and intercollegiate. The Hustlin' Owls varsity teams compete in the Cascade Collegiate Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and offer opportunities in baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, track and field, softball, soccer and volleyball.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Oregon Institute of Technology plays a unique role in the Oregon University System, with a mission to deliver technology education throughout the state and the Pacific Northwest region. Oregon Tech will expand access through distributive education modes, provide leadership in applications for renewable energy, integrate applied research with economic development, and expand health professions programs to meet the critical medical workforce needs. Oregon Tech's academic excellence is evidenced by emphasis on lab-based instruction and faculty with industry experience. Oregon Tech excels in graduate success as measured by degree-related employment (at 90%) and starting salaries ($56,000).

Oregon Tech opened a new state-of-the art campus in Wilsonville, Oregon, just 30 minutes outside of the Portland Metro area. The opening of this campus allowed the university to consolidate its four sites in the Portalnd area.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1947
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar quarter
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $18,452,831


When applying to Oregon Institute of Technology, it's important to note the application deadline is September 9. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 9. The application fee at Oregon Institute of Technology is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 68.2 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 68.2%
Application deadline September 9
SAT/ACT scores must be received by September 9

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Oregon Institute of Technology is 16:1, and the school has 54.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 16:1
4-year graduation rate 23%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Oregon Institute of Technology has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,970, with a gender distribution of 53 percent male students and 47 percent female students. Oregon Institute of Technology is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 4,001
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Oregon Institute of Technology offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Oregon Institute of Technology also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Oregon Institute of Technology, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Oregon Institute of Technology.

Students who have cars on campus 85%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Oregon Institute of Technology, 73.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,786.

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In-state tuition and fees $8,890 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $23,671 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,761 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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