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Ogeechee Technical College: Academics, Admissions & Tuition Info

Learn what degree and certificate programs Ogeechee Technical College offers. Read about its academics, admission requirements, and financial aid to make an informed education decision.

About Ogeechee Technical College

Ogeechee Technical College (OTC) is a 2-year, public community college located in the rural area of Statesboro, Georgia. Founded in 1986, OTC offers career and technical training, as well as adult literacy and GED programs, to a population of over 2,000 students.

Academics

As of 2011, OTC's faculty consisted of 71 full-time and 95 part-time instructors. During this time, the school had roughly 38 programs, and some of the most popular offerings included welding technology, medical assisting, accounting, emergency medical technology, and commercial bus driving. Students may complete some courses through distance education.

Ogeechee Tech's Career Services Office hosts a career fair, as well as seminars in resume writing and interviewing skills. The school's Student Resource Center offers face-to-face tutoring in math, English, and reading; online tutoring is available as well.

Admissions

OTC has open admissions. Applicants who are 16 or older and have a high school diploma or GED may be admitted. Applicants who do not meet the requirements for regular admission may be admitted provisionally. Some programs have additional admissions requirements; prospective students should check the requirements for their intended programs. Students who haven't passed college-level English and math classes may need to take an assessment test.

As of 2011, 58% of students attended part-time and 67% were female. The largest racial/ethnic groups in 2011 were white (59%) and black or African American (36%). Slightly over half of OTC student were 24 and under during this time, and 99% were Georgia residents.

Tuition and Financial Aid

As of 2013, the cost of attendance was $85 per credit hour plus $255 in fees. A student registered for 1 credit hour paid $340 ($85 in tuition plus fees totaling $255), while a full-time student taking 12 hours of coursework paid $1,275 ($1,020 in tuition plus $255 in fees). Some programs have higher tuition rates or additional fees, such as the commercial truck driving program, which charged $125 per credit hour in 2013.

The total annual cost of attendance for the 2011-2012 academic year was estimated at $13,981 for in-state students and $16,231 for out-of-state students; this estimate includes tuition, fees, housing, food, books, and supplies. Students with financial need can apply for grants, loans, work-study opportunities, and scholarships.

OGEECHEE TECHNICAL COLLEGE QUICK FACTS
School Type 2-year, public*
Degrees Offered Certificates, associate's degrees*
Religious Affiliation None*
Academic Calendar Semesters**
School Setting Rural*
Student Body 2,181 in 2011*
Student Housing No on-campus housing available**
ACADEMICS
Schools and Programs 38 degree and certificate programs**
Student-Faculty Ratio 15 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2011:
Less-than-1-year Certificate: Accounting (86)
1 to less-than-2-year Certificate: Medical Assisting (57)
Associate's: Networking Specialist (19)
2 to less-than-4-year Certificate: Radiologic Technology (23)*
Graduation Rates 2007 entering class:
31% within 2 years
40% within 3 years
48% within 4 years*
ADMISSIONS
Admission Rate Open admissions*
Entering Class Size 336 in 2011*
First-Year Retention Rates In 2011: 50% of full-time students, 40% of part-time students*
Application Due Date Accepted year-round**
TUITION & FINANCIAL AID
Tuition $2,610 for in-state and $4,860 for out-of-state students per year (2011-2012, including fees)**
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of New Students Receiving it) In 2011: Federal grants (78%), state and local grants (91%)**
Percent of New Students Receiving Some Form of Aid In 2011: 97% of full-time beginning students**

Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, **Ogeechee Technical College.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Ogeechee Technical College, Office of Admissions, One Joseph E. Kennedy Blvd., Statesboro, Georgia 30458
  • Phone: (912) 688-6994
  • Website: www.ogeecheetech.edu

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