Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Oregon Institute of Technology tuition is $8,422 per year for in-state residents. This is 18% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $7,203. The cost is 65% cheaper than the average Oregon tuition of $24,520 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 5th in Oregon amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 24th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $26,807 which represents a 218% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,560 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $9,982.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $9,206 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Klamath Falls should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,250.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,270 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $4,030 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Oregon residents to go to OIT is $23,708 for the 2018/2019 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Oregon residence can expect a one year cost of $42,093.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for Oregon Institute of Technology and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Oregon Institute of Technology
Estimated Budgets
Oregon Resident Total Budget $23,708
   In-State Tuition$8,422
   Other Fees$1,560
   Room and Board$9,206
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,270
   Books and Supplies$1,250
Non-Resident Total Budget $42,093
   Out-of-State Tuition$26,807
   Other Fees$1,560
   Room and Board$9,206
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,270
   Books and Supplies$1,250


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $23,708 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported OIT net price for in-state students is $14,723* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

70% of Oregon Institute of Technology students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $5,679. 37 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,177. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Oregon Institute of Technology, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Oregon Institute of Technology
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$14,723*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid70%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,679
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants37%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,177

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$11,692
$30,001 to $48,000$13,600
$48,001 to $75,000$15,061
$75,001 to $110,000$19,064

Average Financial Aid Mix - $23,708 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $23,708. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 28% - $5,679

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Oregon Institute of Technology or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 28% - $5,625

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 45% -  $9,134

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Oregon Institute of Technology
University of Nevada Reno23.2% less expensive
Sonoma State University31.8% less expensive
San Francisco State University31.8% less expensive
Central Washington University28.3% less expensive
The Evergreen State College20.7% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Oregon Institute of Technology.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at OIT is $94,832 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $12,450 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $49,800**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $118,540 or $62,250 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Oregon Institute of Technology are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Oregon Institute of Technology
Price per credit hour for Oregon residents$176
Cost for one class for Oregon residents (3 credit hours)$528
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$560
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$1,680
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$2,240


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 55% of Oregon Institute of Technology students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,625.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Oregon Institute of Technology? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $49,800, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $61,790.38. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Oregon Institute of Technology. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 70% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $12,450. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Oregon Institute of Technology student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Oregon Institute of Technology Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$514.92
Amount Borrowed$49,800.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$11,990.38
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$61,790.38

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend OIT? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Oregon Institute of Technology, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $61,790.38 would be needed to afford a $514.92 monthly payment in the example $49,800.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Oregon Institute of Technology in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $6,382 to $8,422. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 6.4%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $94,832.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Oregon Institute of Technology.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$32,604$130,416
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$41,612$166,448
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $53,109$212,434
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $61,480$245,919

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Oregon Institute of Technology to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician Bachelor's Degree 72 19% costlier
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Bachelor's Degree 50 28% costlier
Applied Psychology Bachelor's Degree 36 13% costlier
Engineering, Other Bachelor's Degree 29 6% cheaper
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 25 133% costlier
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 24 22% costlier
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 22 18% costlier
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 20 1% cheaper
Information Technology Bachelor's Degree 18 24% costlier
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 18 31% costlier
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 18 115% costlier
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 18 31% costlier
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 16 10% costlier
Surveying Technology/Surveying Bachelor's Degree 15 39% costlier
Communication, General Bachelor's Degree 13 9% costlier
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 11 0% cheaper
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 11 1% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 11 4% costlier
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Bachelor's Degree 10 23% costlier
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Bachelor's Degree 8 5% costlier
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 7 16% costlier
Operations Management and Supervision Bachelor's Degree 7 29% costlier
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 5 2% cheaper
Computational and Applied Mathematics Bachelor's Degree 5 23% cheaper
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 4 13% costlier
Polysomnography Associate's Degree 3 107% costlier
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 3 94% costlier
Health/Health Care Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 2 28% costlier
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other Bachelor's Degree 2 10% costlier
Computer Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other Bachelor's Degree 2 8% costlier
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator Bachelor's Degree 2 32% costlier
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 1 15% costlier
Computer Software Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 80% costlier


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About Oregon Institute of Technology

Oregon Institute of Technology is a four year public college located in Klamath Falls, Oregon.  Full time enrollment is 2,416 and part time is 2,807. Learn more about getting accepted at Oregon Institute of Technology at CollegeSimply.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Oregon Institute of Technology
3201 Campus Drive
Klamath Falls, Oregon

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Oregon Institute of Technology is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Oregon Institute of Technology cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=209506 IPEDS survey data.