Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College

  • 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 3,060 students (43% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is same as the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College is the only community colleges within Orangeburg County, SC.
  • The nearest community college to Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College is Denmark Technical College (23.9 miles away).

Top Placements

Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College places among the top 20% of community colleges in South Carolina for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 109 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College(SC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty109 staff55 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,060 students1,260 students
Student:Teacher Ratio28:128:1
# Full-Time Students1,326 students726 students
# Part-Time Students1,734 students534 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
-
1%
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% Hispanic
1%
3%
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% Black
42%
27%
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% White
54%
62%
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% Unknown races
2%
4%
Diversity Score0.530.54
This chart display the diversity score of Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College and the community college average diversity score of SC by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
College Completion Rate
11%
12%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of SC by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,000$28,900

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,861 is less than the state average of $6,284. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,637 is less than the state average of $10,399. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,861$6,284
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,637$10,399
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid98%96%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in SC by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$8,604$12,000
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$3,500$5,500
Source: 2016 (or 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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The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 62%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

South Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.