Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College in Orangeburg

Orangeburg, SC

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Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College offers 147-degree programs and 6 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 1 high safety campus. 38.4% are women, and 61.6% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College is 7426$, that is at the level of national average. 11% of full-time Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $24,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$7,237
$30,001 - $48,000$7,069
$48,001 - $75,000$8,636
$75,001 - $110,000$10,034



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


2802 of Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 92 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College number 39 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in South Carolina.

Students at Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College.

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Graduation Rate


Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College graduation rate is below the national average.

11% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in South Carolina.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 3250 St Matthews Rd address in Orangeburg, South Carolina.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College with 0.07% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College offers 147 programs in total: 81 are for less than 1-year certificate programs, 54 - for Associate's degree, and 12 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 110 universities in South Carolina state. Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College is one of the few institutions in South Carolina that offers a 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 6 distance education programs that are provided in the Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College: 3 are for Associate's degree and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the South Carolina state average data to help you compare.


Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2113 students with 63391 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College

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I gave one star because I had to. OCTech sends people on wild goose hunts just to get benefits that they are owed. Registration is a hassle when your ALREADY a student because you have to speak to your exact advisor, and the advisors are on vacation in the Summer. Well there goes your $50 late registration fee. Also fees, fees, let's talk about their fees. Fees for no reason, that no one can explain but you still have to pay them. I'd rather drive a long distance than to attend this school but it's convenient when your a working parent so I guess I'll deal with the mess until further notice.

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OCTech is a really great school. It has excellent professors and it was a delightful experience to me.

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Rude customer service. I received email after email about the college but when I call, if anyone answers they're so short with answering questions and ready to get off the phone. Not interested in helping new students.

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The curriculum and facilities are fine, but the administration needs major reformation. There is always some hoop I have to jump through when registering for the next term, such as a lack of college transcripts (which I turned in my first semester), etc. I don't know if the staff is incompetent, or if it's the work-study people's doing, but registration should not be this much of a hassle.

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I had the pleasure of accompanying a young man to the campus to set up his financial aid,to check on his admissions application, and to take the Compass test on June 5, 2013. I was so impressed with each department. The staff was not only extremely helpful, but also eager to do so. It was a delightful experience for this young man, his grandmother, and me.Thank you for employing such wonderful, caring people. From the receptionist to the testing department, we were treated with such interesst. Again, it was a delight.Thanks, Jenny Rourk

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Location & Website

Address: 3250 Saint Matthews Rd


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8035360311

Institution is active in current year: 1

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