College Student Success Data

College 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.


Fall 2018 – 2,387
Spring 2019 – 2,194
Summer 2019 – 1,221


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 2017-18 was 92.75%. This data was reported from July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017.


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, 2018, and March 31, 2019. For the 2018-19 year, the professional exam licensure rate for first-time examinees for all OCtech programs was 90%. Nursing program licensure results are as follows:

Associate Degree Nursing NCLEX-  100%
Licensed Practical Nursing NCLEX – 91.6%


There were 692 OCtech credentials awarded to 591 graduates from July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019.


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 2018-196 was 67.35%.


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 2017 to Fall 2018 was 56.67%.

General Education Student Learning Outcomes

The College also fulfills its mission by ensuring that students meet the following General Education outcomes:

Outcome 1 – Effectively understand and create written communications.

Outcome 2 – Listen for understanding and express views orally.

Outcome 3 – Use a variety of critical thinking skills to evaluate and solve problems.

Outcome 4 – Have research skills necessary to locate, analyze, and synthesize information.

Outcome 5 – Understand contemporary social values.

National Measures Results:

WorkKeys National Career Readiness Credential (NCRC)
In 2017-18, 194 participating graduates earned 40 Platinum, 73 Gold, 61 Silver, and 20 Bronze NCRC Certificates.

OCtech Program Student Learning Outcomes (Statements Only)

OCtech Program Student Learning Outcomes Overview Report 17-18