Blending “theory and practice,” Oregon Institute of Technology primes students for the workplace by focusing on technology education. The public Institute retains an enrollment of approximately 3,900 students on various campuses throughout the Pacific Northwest, including the main campus in Klamath Falls, Oregon. It takes advantage of the small enrollment numbers by maintaining a student - faculty ratio of 20:1. Oregon Tech was established in 1947 when classes were first offered to students in a deactivated World War II military hospital near Klamath Falls. The Institute continued to expand and offered its first accredited Bachelor’s degrees in 1970. Then in 1995, Oregon Tech issued its first Master’s degree. By 2003, Oregon Tech had expanded its offerings once more through the addition of an online degree program.
Oregon Institute of Technology is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities that is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and/or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. Oregon Tech also retains accreditation for its business programs with the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education and the Polysomnographic Technology certificate program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
Oregon Tech’s online programs offers seven different Bachelor’s degree options for “registered professionals” in the fields of health technologies, including:
- Allied Health Management
- Dental Hygiene
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Radiologic Science
- Respiratory Care
- Vascular Technology
In order for entry into the above degree fields, students must pass a national and/or state board examination, or have a current registry, license, or certification in one of these professions.
Transfer and freshman can opt to complete Oregon Tech’s Bachelor degree programs in Information Technology, Operations Management or Technology and Management, in addition to a Certificate and Associate of Applied Science degree in Polysomnographic Technology. In addition to the Bachelor’s degree, students can simultaneously add a minor program of studies in Business, Information Technology, Psychology or Picture Archiving and Communication Systems Specialization.
Eligible students may also enroll in Oregon Tech’s online Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology degree program. In order to apply, students must meet specified criteria including holding an acceptable Bachelor’s degree in a related engineering field from an accredited institution and be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Not all states participate in this graduate program and prospective students should inquire about specific criteria/requirements before applying.
Undergraduate applicants will need to submit the following, along with an application:
- Official college/high school transcripts
- Licensure and registry documentation
- GED certificate and scores
Upon acceptance into an online undergraduate degree program, students complete combined general education and major requirements, of which 45 credits must be earned at Oregon Tech. At times, students may need to complete required courses through other institutions’ online programs and then transfer these credits to Oregon Tech for approval. General education courses include topics in Communication, Humanities, Social Sciences, Technology, Science and Mathematics and possible Foreign Language requirements.
At Oregon Institute of Technology, students do not need to worry about out-of-state residency rates. Undergraduate tuition costs $214 per credit hour, along with a $60 per course distance delivery fee, and necessary materials and textbook fees. Graduate degree tuition is $300 per credit hour, plus a $60 per course distance delivery fee, in addition to materials and textbooks.
Financial aid is available for full time students enrolled in at least six credit hours per term. Students that complete the FAFSA form may be eligible for federal and state aid including
- Federal Pell Grants
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
- Oregon Opportunity Grant (Oregon residents only)
- Federal Perkins Loan
- Federal Direct Loan Programs
- Federal Work Study Program
Merit and need based scholarships are also available to qualifying students, including Oregon Tech and community scholarships.
Oregon Tech also supports benefits for veterans, including the Veterans’ Dependent Tuition Waiver and the Voyager Aid Program for Oregon National Guard and Reserve. Oregon Tech Veteran Certifying Officials are available to answer questions and provide specific information regarding military benefits.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Master's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:1,504
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