Student Success Metrics

The programs that make up the offerings of Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College (OCtech) are designed to fulfill the College mission. The following Student Success Metrics are evidence that the College is indeed meeting its stated mission.

  1. Enrollment Goal: 3000 students
    Fall 2022 – 1,979 – (CERS/Opening Data)
    Spring 2023 1,885 (CERS Opening Data)
    Summer 2023 –1,105 (Opening Data)
  2. Placement Goal: Maintain current placement performance; minimum criteria 80% (State Technical College System performance funding goal.)
    Placement data for the College is submitted one year following graduation, and graduates are tracked six months following graduation to determine College placement. The placement rate for data reported in 2020-21 was 91%. This data was reported from July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020.
  3. Licensure Goal: Exceed state or national average, whichever is higher; minimum criteria 80% (State Technical College System performance funding goal.)
    The success rate of students taking professional licensure exams for the first time is reported annually. Data for the last year was collected between April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023.  For the 2022-23 year, the professional exam licensure rate for first-time examinees for all OCtech programs was 81.7% (unofficial).
    Nursing program licensure results are as follows:
    • Associate Degree Nursing NCLEX - 69.41%
    • Licensed Practical Nursing NCLEX 100%
  4. Credentials Goal: Increase the number of both credentials and unduplicated credentials (graduates) by 3%.
    There were 697 OCtech credentials awarded to 606 graduates from July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023.
  5. Persistence Goal: 70% (State Technical College System performance funding goal.)
    Persistence is the number of students who enroll in a program in the fall who continue their enrollment into the spring semester. The persistence rate for OCtech students reported in 2021-22 was 68.2%.
  6. Retention Goal: 44.1% (state average)
    The South Carolina Technical College System computes Fall-to-Fall Retention for all sixteen of its Colleges. Fall-to-Fall Retention includes the following fall enrollment or the by fall graduation of the students at each college. This number does not include students who transfer out. The retention rate reported for OCtech from Fall 2021 to Fall 2022 was 57.3%.
  7. Completion Goal: Improve a minimum of 2% each year in order to meet or exceed the national average.
    The National Student Clearinghouse 6-year completion rate is our preferred option to track success with SACSCOC.

    Fall 2015 Entering Cohort: 36.12%
  8. Student Learning Outcome Achievement
    100% of programs measured Student Learning Outcomes for 2021-22. 

National Measures Results: WorkKeys National Career Readiness Credential (NCRC) In 2021-22, 129 participating graduates earned 28 Platinum, 39 Gold, 48 Silver, and 14 Bronze NCRC Certificates.