Ogeechee Tech recognized by Community College Week


Dr. Dawn Cartee

Community College Week, a publication described as “The Independent Voice Serving Community, Technical, and Junior Colleges,” recently released its analysis of the top 100 certificate and degree producing schools in the country.  Ogeechee Technical College appeared in three different categories on the list.  Ogeechee Tech was recognized as number 45 in the top 100 for degrees in general sales, marketing, and related marketing operations.  The College was number 62 on the list for African-American students receiving a one-year certificate also came in at number 78 for producing graduates with a one-year certificate. 

Victor Borden, Ph.D., who wrote the Top 100 analysis for Community College Week, stated, “We began last year’s analysis by noting that, despite a highly constrained fiscal environment, America’s postsecondary institutions conferred an all-time record of associate degrees and two-year or shorter certificates.”  The trend toward a substantial number of degree and certificate awards is not surprising to Ogeechee Tech president, Dr. Dawn Cartee.  “More than any other time, when people face economic challenges, they need education to help them retool their career path, and to improve their chance of being successful,” Cartee said.  “Ogeechee Tech continues to offer options for those wanting to enter the workforce with a strong skill-set, and a greater chance to succeed.”

Data for the analysis of degree and certificate producing institutions is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Set completions survey.  Colleges included in the pool for comparison are Title IV eligible institutions, which are accredited by either a regional or specialized accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  “We are proud to know that we were recognized on this list of certificate and degree producing colleges, but we are even more proud of the work our faculty and staff does daily to help improve the lives of our students, that is the real reward!” said Cartee.

To read the complete analysis in Community College Week, go to or to learn more about Ogeechee Technical College, visit



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