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 2,298 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 205 teachers has grown by 34% over five years.
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College(SC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty205 staff142 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College has declined by 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,298 students1,682 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
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# Full-Time Students770 students739 students
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# Part-Time Students1,528 students943 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
2%
7%
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% Black
50%
25%
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% White
43%
53%
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% Two or more races
2%
4%
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% Unknown races
1%
9%
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Diversity Score0.560.64
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College Completion Rate
16%
20%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,000$28,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,861 is less than the state average of $5,692. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,637 is less than the state average of $10,568. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,861$5,692
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,637$10,568
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid98%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,338$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,250$5,890
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College is Denmark Technical College (23.5 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 483 students | 23.50 Mi1126 Solomon Blatt Blvd
    Denmark, SC 29042
    (803) 793-5100
    23.50483
  • 9,160 students | 32.60 Mi1260 Lexington Drive
    West Columbia, SC 29170
    (803) 738-8324
    32.609,160
  • 1,361 students | 37.50 Mi200 Miller Rd
    Sumter, SC 29150
    (803) 775-8727
    37.501,361
  • 4,697 students | 37.60 Mi506 N Guignard Dr
    Sumter, SC 29150
    (803) 778-1961
    37.604,697
  • South University-Columbia
    Private for-profit
    797 students | 39.00 Mi9 Science Court
    Columbia, SC 29203
    (803) 799-9082
    39.00797
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For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,692 per year for in-state students and $10,568 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $10,258 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

South Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is Midlands Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.