Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College: Narrative Description

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3250 St Matthews Rd., NE
Orangeburg, SC 29118-8299
Tel: (803)536-0311
Admissions: (803)535-1218
Fax: (803)535-1388
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education, South Carolina. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 100-acre small town campus with easy access to Columbia. Endowment: $2.5 million. Total enrollment: 2,491. Full-time: 1,380 students, 68% women, 32% men. Part-time: 1,111 students, 77% women, 23% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 0.3% Hispanic, 58% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 35% 25 or older, 4% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Placement: SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT recommended; ACT ASSET required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. Area resident tuition: $2640 full-time, $110 per semester hour part-time. State resident tuition: $3000 full-time, $125 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4368 full-time, $182 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $96 full-time, $4 per semester hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organization: Student Advisory Council. Major annual events: Get Acquainted Day, Awards Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Gressette Learning Center with 43,500 books, 143 serials, 2,253 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $357,362. 361 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus.

Community Environment:

See South Carolina State University.