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Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation

Owensboro Community and Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate degree. Questions about the accreditation of Owensboro Community and Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website.

SACSCOC Accreditation Stamp

Please, visit our Professional Licensure Disclosures webpage for more information. More details are available on the KCTCS Licensure Disclosures webpage.

Retention - First time (KCTCS performance measure/CPE Strategic Agenda Goal: Top 4

 
  F13-F14 F14-F15 F15-F16 F16-F17 F17-F18 F18-F19 F19-F20
OCTC 49.2% 48.5% 56.3% 55.4% 57.3% 57.1% 59.3%
KCTCS 50.6% 49.4% 52.6% 54.3% 53.3% 55.5% 57.1%
KCTCS Rank 10th 11th 6th 9th 3rd 7th 6th
OCTC URM 29.4% 33.8% 45.1% 45.6% 51.9% 44.4% 54.1%
KCTCS URM 41% 39.4% 45.1% 47.5% 45.4% 49.5% 50.9%
KCTCS Rank 15th 15th 8th 12th 3rd 12th 5th
OCTC Pell     50.8% 52.4% 50.4% 54.4% 54.6%
KCTCS Pell     50.5% 53.1% 52.1% 54.5% 55.8%
KCTCS rank     9th 11th 10th 8th 11th

Retention - First time, full-time (IPEDS cohort measure) Goal: 67%

 
  F13-F14 F14-F15 F15-F16 F16-F17 F17-F18 F18-F19 F19-F20
OCTC 54% 54% 59% 58% 61% 62% 65%
IPEDS cohort 59% 56% 60% 60% 57% 61%  

 *Note: The peer comparison group selected by IPEDS varies each year.

Graduation in three years - First time, full-time (KCTCS performance measure) Goal: Top 4

 
  F11-S14 F12-S15 F13-S16 F14-S16 F15-S18 F16-S19 F17-S20
OCTC 30.9% 31.8% 29.8% 33.0% 38.0% 36.0% 40.8%
KCTCS 23.4% 25.7% 26.8% 27.1% 31.0% 33.9% 36.3%
KCTCS rank 2nd 4th 7th 5th 5th 9th 6th
OCTC URM 29.2% 31.0% 19.2% 26.7% 17.5% 15.6% 29.5%
KCTCS URM 14.3% 14.3% 16.6% 17.2% 22.1% 22.7% 24.3%
KCTCS rank 4th 3rd 9th 7th 13th 15th 5th
OCTC Pell     24.6% 28.1% 30.7% 33.0% 33.6%
KCTCS Pell     23.6% 23.8% 28.1% 31.5% 32.7%
KCTCS rank     10th 6th 8th 8th 9th

Graduation in three years - First time, full-time (IPEDS cohort measure) Goal: Better than average

 
  F11-S14 F12-S15 F13-S16 F14-S17 F15-S18 F16-S19 F17-S20
OCTC 30.9% 31.8% 29.8% 33.0% 38.0% 36.0% 40.8%
IPEDS cohort 23% 32% 35% 32% 31% 35%  
OCTC Pell     24.6% 28.1% 30.7% 33.0%  
IPEDS Pell       25% 24% 30%  

*Note: The peer comparison group selected by IPEDS varies each year 

Persistence Rate Fall to Spring - Credential-seeking continuing or graduating (OCTC measure) Goal: 80%

 
  F14-S15 F15-S16 F16-S17 F17-S18 F18-S19 F19-S20 F20-S21
OCTC 71.4% 76.3% 75.3% 76.7% 75.0% 75.1% 73.4%

Persistence Rate Spring to Fall - Credential-seeking continuing or graduating (OCTC measure) Goal: 75%

 
  S14-F14 S15-F15 S16-F16 S17-F17 S18-F18 S19-F19 S20-F20
OCTC 66.3% 68.8% 72.0% 71.2% 72.4% 72.0% 70.3%

Transfer rate - Associate earners enrolled at four-year college next academic year (KCTCS measure) Goal: Top 4

 
  2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
OCTC 41.9% 45.6% 36.3% 38.7% 35.9% 41.6%
KCTCS 37.4% 37.9% 38.8% 38.9% 36.3% 38.9%
KCTCS rank 4th 2nd 10th 9th 9th 5th

Transfer GPA at WKU (OCTC/WKU measure) Better than WKU native

 
  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
OCTC 3.16 3.23 2.91 2.94 3.06 3.05 3.20
Native WKU 2.82 2.92 2.90 2.91 3.02 3.00 3.03

Job Placement - Perkins 4P1 (KCTCS measure) Goal: Top 4

 
  2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
OCTC 77.4% 82.9% 80.1% 86.5%      
KCTCS 74.4% 78.7% 75.3% 77.6%      
KCTCS rank 9th 2nd 5th 1st      

Licensure Exam Pass Rate (KCTCS performance measure) Goal: Top 4

 
  VFA 2015 VFA 2016 VFA 2017 VFA 2018 VFA 2019 VFA 2020
OCTC 95.1% 84.9% 90.1% 91.9% 91.7% 89.4%
KCTCS 88.9% 88.8% 90.2% 91.2% 88.9% 84.5%
KCTCS rank 7th 12th 8th 7th 5th 3rd

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Some academic programs are specialized professional programs accredited independently of the college. For more information, please visit our Independent Program Accreditation webpage.

Substantive Change Policy (Word) - Updated 11/16/2020