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University Accreditation

Oregon Institute of Technology is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), 8060 165th Avenue, N.E., Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052-3981. NWCCU is an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education and/or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation, licensure or approval of individual programs are listed in departmental sections. Copies of accreditation documents are available in the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost, Oregon Tech, 3201 Campus Dr., Klamath Falls, OR 97601-8801.

Accreditation Notice

Public Notation and Invitation for Third Party Comments for Oregon Institute of Technology Accreditation Review
Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) has been recognized as a fully accredited higher education institution by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities* since 1962, which enables the university to receive federal funds to support teaching, research, and student financial aid. Accreditation is an ongoing seven-year process that is intended to ensure that universities deserve the confidence of the community and students. The most recent Commission action regarding accreditation was March 2013, in which Oregon Tech was granted continued accreditation.

It is the policy of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, in accordance with 34 CFR 602.23, to publish when member institutions are being considered for initial or continuing accreditation. The Commission also provides an opportunity for third party comment, in writing, concerning the institution’s qualifications for candidacy or accreditation. The dates of the on-site comprehensive evaluation are April 4-6, 2016.

Comments from the public are invited to be sent to the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) in regard to the accreditation of Oregon Tech. Your letter will be shared with the evaluation committee, the Commission, as well as Oregon Tech administrators. Letters must contain your original signature and be received no later than March 1, 2016.

To comment on Oregon Tech’s performance, submit a signed letter to:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Attn: Third Party Comment
8060 165th Ave NE, Ste 100
Redmond, WA 98052-3981

Policies regarding Public Notification and Third Party Comments for Year Seven Evaluations can be found on the Commission’s website, (www.nwccu.org) or by contacting the Commission office at 425-558- 4224.

*The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is an independent, non-profit membership organization recognized by the U.S Dept. of Education as the regional authority to evaluate and offer accreditation in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.