Gives OCtech High Marks

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College ranks 151st out of 1,189 schools in’s Best Nursing Schools® Best in the Eastern Region.

The ranking is based on quality, affordability, convenience, satisfaction and value. It takes into account NCLEX pass rates, accreditation, graduation rates, tuition and fees, financial aid awards, program options and student satisfaction, among other indicators.

Out of a possible 130 points, OCtech received 91.89 points.

Most of the data used to determine the rankings came from the Institute of Education Sciences, Rate My Professors, PayScale, Bureau of Labor Statistics, state Boards of Nursing and individual school websites, said. is a social community website exclusively for nurses and healthcare professionals that provides comprehensive educational resources for those interested in entry-level or advanced practice nursing careers.