Oregon Institute of Technology is the only public institute of technology in the Pacific Northwest. It has successfully evolved through several stages since its beginning in 1947 – first, as a vocational rehabilitation school for World War II veterans known as Oregon Vocational School; then as a regionally-accredited institution, known as Oregon Technical Institute, offering associate degree programs; then as a four-year technical school known as Oregon Institute of Technology.
Today, Oregon Tech is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. At its main campus in Klamath Falls, Oregon Tech offers bachelor's degree programs in engineering, engineering technology, health professions, management, communication, and applied sciences. Bachelor's degree-completion programs in selected fields are offered online and through Oregon Tech Wilsonville. The university also offers Dental Hygiene in La Grande and Salem. Oregon Tech offers an in-house bachelor's degree-completion program in Seattle at the Boeing facilities. Oregon Tech also offers a Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology at its locations in Klamath Falls, Wilsonville, and Seattle, and offers a Master of Science in Renewable Energy Engineering at the Wilsonville campus.