The Oregon Institute of Technology is a public polytechnic institute, originally founded in 1947 and with a student population of nearly 5,000 undergraduates. The Center for Online Education has listed its online degree program as one of the Top 25 in the country. OIT online emphasizes student success in scientific fields, leading to recent, new degrees such as the Masters in Science in Allied Health.
Online programs tend to focus more on career-oriented fields, which include majors for those currently employed and those who will be looking for a job once they get their degree. Degree programs include those for students who are starting fields of study completely anew, as well as degree completion programs for those who have already attended some college or otherwise have credits to put towards a degree. Many online students choose to pursue education in:
- Dental Hygiene
- Radiologic Science
- Healthcare Management
- Applied Psychology
- Operations Management
They also offer an online Master of Science program in Engineering, as well as the above-mentioned degree in Allied Health.
Online programs include programs that allow working professionals to earn bachelors degrees in their current field. So those already working in a dentist’s office or as a radiologist can broaden and deepen their educations within their current role, making them more marketable and more valuable on the job.