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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 associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Owensboro Community and Technical College visit the SACSCOC website.

Note: The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution's significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.

Retention - First time (KCTCS performance measure/CPE Strategic Agenda

Goal: Top 4

F13-F14

F14-F15

F15-F16

F16-F17

F17-F18

OCTC

49.2%

48.5%

56.3%

55.4%

57.3%

KCTCS

50.6%

49.4%

52.6%

54.3%

53.3%

KCTCS rank

10th

11th

6th

9th

3rd

OCTC URM

29.4%

33.8%

45.1%

45.6%

51.9%

KCTCS URM

41%

39.4%

45.1%

47.5%

45.4%

KCTCS rank

15th

15th

8th

12th

3rd

OCTC Pell

 

 

50.8%

52.4%

50.4%

KCTCS Pell

 

 

50.5%

53.1%

52.1%

KCTCS rank

 

 

9th

11th

10th

Retention - First time, full-time (IPEDS cohort measure)

Goal:  67%

F13-F14

F14-F15

F15-F16

F16-F17

F17-F18

OCTC

54%

54%

59%

58%

61%

IPEDS cohort

59%

56%

60%

60%

 

 *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-S17

F15-S18

OCTC

30.9%

31.8%

29.8%

33.0%

38.0%

KCTCS

23.4%

25.7%

26.8%

27.1%

31.0%

KCTCS rank

2nd

4th

7th

5th

5th

OCTC URM

29.2%

31.0%

19.2%

26.7%

17.5%

KCTCS URM

14.3%

14.3%

16.6%

17.2%

22.1%

KCTCS rank

4th

3rd

9th

7th

13th

Grauation in three years - First time, full-time (IPEDS cohort measure)

Goal:  Better than average

F11-S14

F12-S15

F13-S16

F14-S17

F15-S18

OCTC

30.9%

31.8%

29.8%

33.0%

38.0%

IPEDS cohort

23%

32%

35%

32%

 

OCTC Pell

 

 

24.6%

28.1%

30.7%

IPEDS Pell

 

 

 

25%

 

*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%

F13-S14

F14-S15

F15-S16

F16-S17

F17-S18

OCTC

73.8%

71.4%

76.3%

75.3%

76.7%

Persistence Rate Spring to Fall - Credential-seeking continuing or graduating

Goal:  75%

S14-F14

S15-S15

S15-F16

S17-F17

S18-F18

OCTC

66.3%

68.8%

72.0%

71.2%

72.4%

 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

OCTC

41.9%

45.6%

36.3%

38.7%

KCTCS

37.4%

37.9%

38.8%

38.9%

KCTCS rank

4th

2nd

10th

9th

Transfer GPA at WKU (OCTC/WKU measure)

Better than WKU native

2014

2015

2016

2017

OCTC

3.16

3.23

2.91

2.94

Native WKU

2.82

2.92

2.90

2.91

Job Placement - Perkins 4P1 (KCTCS measure)

Goal:  Top 4

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

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

OCTC

95.1%

84.9%

90.1%

91.9%

KCTCS

88.9%

88.8%

90.2%

91.2%

KCTCS rank

7th

12th

8th

7th

The academic programs below are specialized professional programs accredited independently of the college.

State Approved Academic Programs

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