Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College

3250 Saint Matthews Rd
Orangeburg, SC 29118
Tel: (803)536-0311
2,824 students
Public institution
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College is an associate degree-awarding two-year public institution. As an open admissions institution, we serve students with diverse backgrounds and ability levels from a primarily rural region, enrolling approximately 2,900 – 3,300 credit students and 3,000 non-credit students annually. Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College values the quality and effectiveness of our programs, promoting ethical standards in all aspects of the College’s operation.
School Highlights
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College serves 2,824 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 45%.
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College is the only community colleges within Orangeburg County, SC.
The nearest community college is Denmark Technical College (23.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 107 teachers has declined by 36% over five years.
College Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 107 staff
61 staff
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,824 has grown by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,824 students 1,315 students
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,228 students
815 students
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,596 students
1,061 students
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Asian (2010-2013)
% Hispanic
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Hispanic (2009-2013)
% Black
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Unknown (2006-2013)
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.55 0.70
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,717 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,493 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,717 $5,590
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,493 $10,086
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 98%
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The history of technical education in Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties began many years before Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College officially opened in 1968. In April 2003, OCtech cut the ribbon on its new Student and Community Life Center. Located here are Student Services, Continuing Education, Planning, Development and Research offices, and the president's office. This building also features a Cyber Cafe, The Tourville Learning Lab, and meeting rooms, all of which are open to the public. Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College is presently completing extensive renovations to both the Gressette and the Williams buildings to update and to improve facilities. The college offers Associate Degree Programs in Arts, Science, Business, Computer Technology, Engineering Technology, Health Science, Industrial Technology, Occupational Technology and Public Service. Diploma programs are offered in Automated Office, Medical Office Assisting, Early Childhood Development and Practical Nursing. The college also offers various Certificate programs. Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees.

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Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,761 per year for in-state students and $9,547 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,789 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

South Carolina community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.58, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is The Art Institute of Charleston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.