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1 Hands-on education for real-world achievement. Passion, Experience, Advantage: Oregon Institute of Technology Presentation to Joint Base Lewis-McChord January 13, 2012 Christopher G. Maples, President

2 Themes & Guiding Principles (i.e., What Distinguishes Oregon Tech from ~4000 Other Higher Education Entities?)  Small class size & hands-on instruction  Academic rigor  Core understanding of why and how (i.e., Education & Fundamentals)  Employable graduates AND graduates ready for advanced education  Real-world, problem-solving applications  Job connections and employment success 2 Hands-on education for real-world achievement.

3 Oregon Tech at a Glance  Enrollment (Fall 2011): 3912  Largest Programs:  Renewable Energy Engineering (REE); Klamath Falls & Portland  Medical Imaging Technology (MIT); Klamath Falls  Resident Undergraduate Student Budget: ~$18,562/year  Resident Tuition & Fees (12 Credit Hours): ~$7,062  Room & Board: ~$8,400 (residence hall)  Books, Supplies, & Other: ~$3,100  WUE Tuition & Fees: ~$9,180  Non-Resident Tuition & Fees: ~$19,476  Graduate Success Rate: 92%  Average Starting Salary: ~$52,000/year 3 Hands-on education for real-world achievement.

4 Enrollment Fall 2011: 3912 students 20:1 Student to Faculty Ratio Main Campus in Klamath Falls Metro Area Campus in Wilsonville (Fall 2012) Dental Hygiene program offered in Salem Dental Hygiene program offered in La Grande ~73% of students receive financial aid Hands-on education for real-world achievement.

5 New Students: Not Just Freshmen Anymore….* In 2001, new admits from high school comprised 54% of new (admitted) students. By 2007, new admits were only 36% of the new student population & now are 32.6% New Admits from high school New admits from colleges and universities *includes all campuses Hands-on education for real-world achievement.

6 Fall Term Enrollment Composition of Full Time Freshman Cohorts (by Gender) Hands-on education for real-world achievement.

7 Ranked #8 college in the western US in USNews Ranked #3 public college in the western US Ranked among the top 60 engineering programs (bachelors & masters institutions) in US in USNews Tied with Cal State Sacramento, Cal State Fullerton, Northern Illinois, Arkansas Little Rock, Wisconsin Platteville, among others Ranked in top 15% of 4000 US colleges & universities by StateUniversity.com 2011 Ranked #3 public college/university in Oregon Oregon Tech: Recognition & Kudos = Quality Hands-on education for real-world achievement.

8 Oregon Tech: Recognition & Kudos Listed among 6 best Land Surveying Schools in US by eHow Named as a top-10 “Green” College Program in the US by WiseChoice Noted in Chronicle of Higher Education for having 7th best website in the US for blind students 8 Hands-on education for real-world achievement.

9 Oregon Tech: Recognition & Kudos Noted in Forbes Magazine as one of the top 650 (top 20%) of all colleges and universities in the nation Ranked #3 public university in Oregon Criteria for Recognition: Post-graduate Success (30%) Student Satisfaction (27.5%) Debt (17.5%) Four-year Graduation Rate (17.5%) Competitive Awards (7.5%) 9 Hands-on education for real-world achievement.

10 A Campus Committed to Sustainability Baccalaureate degree in Renewable Energy Engineering (MS in 2012) Geothermally heated since 1960’s $5M Geothermal Power Plant New solar array for 2012 Additional Geothermal Power Plant in 2012 Sustainability Tracking And Rating System (STARS) Bronze Rating Hands-on education for real-world achievement.

11 Hands-on Learning 40% of class time in lab settings Major classes in freshman year Real-world experience in clinics and workplaces Faculty with private-sector experience & networks Hands-on education for real-world achievement.

12 Hands-on Approach Hands-on education for real-world achievement.

13 High-Demand Programs Engineering / Technology Health Professions Applied Sciences Communication Management 31 Bachelor degrees and 3 Masters Hands-on education for real-world achievement.

14 Distance Education: Finish your certificate, associate, bachelor or master’s degree on-line MS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology and Management 9 Bachelor of Science degrees Associate of Applied Science in Polysomnographic Technology Certificate in Polysomnographic Technology Hands-on education for real-world achievement.

15 Klamath Falls “City of Sunshine” A Haven for Outdoor Activities Home of 173 rd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard Population ~21,000 Hands-on education for real-world achievement.

16 Wilsonville: “City of Innovation” Suburban Community A Few Minutes South of Downtown Portland Population ~19,500 Hands-on education for real-world achievement.

17 Admission Requirements High School Graduate – Cumulative GPA of 3.00 – 15 subject requirements – Submit SAT or ACT test scores College Transfer – 2.25 GPA – 36 quarter or 24 semester college-level credits Admission by Committee option – Students who don’t meet standard requirements may petition Contact Admissions at or Hands-on education for real-world achievement.

18 Application Deadlines Spring 2012 Term deadline – March 12, 2012 Summer 2012 Term deadline – June, 4, 2012 Fall 2012 Term deadline – September 3, 2012 PRIORITY DEADLINE FOR ADMISSION SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS ENTERING FALL TERM IS MARCH 1 ST Hands-on education for real-world achievement.

19 Veterans Resources: Assistance Transitioning from Military Life to Student Life Faculty and Staff – Veterans Coordinator, Registrar’s Office – Career Services Staff Web information – Veteran Students Information (www.oit.edu/va) – Admissions Information (www.oit.edu/admissions) Resources  Veterans Student Veterans Association Hands-on education for real-world achievement.

20 THANK YOU Christopher G. Maples. Ph.D Campus Drive Klamath Falls, OR Office: (541) Hands-on education for real-world achievement.


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