OFTC Boasts Highest Enrollment in College History
OFTC – With 2,035 students enrolled for the fall 2023 semester, Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) has reached the highest enrollment in its 12-year history. The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) released their Seven-Day Enrollment Report for the fall semester, crediting OFTC with an 11.7% enrollment increase from last fall – one of the highest in the state.
These numbers reflect a concerted effort on behalf of the college to increase enrollment and produce skilled graduates who can fill the workforce needs of high demand industry.
In 2019, OFTC experienced a 30% growth in enrollment during the fall semester with 1,968 students enrolled. Like most post-secondary institutions, OFTC was impacted by the pandemic in 2020 and enrollment declined.
However, the College only experienced a 10% decline at the height of the pandemic, something OFTC president Erica Harden associates with the faculty and staff’s commitment to serving their communities and students by returning to campus to offer face-to-face classes in the fall of 2020.
“That same commitment to our students continues today and has really contributed to the College achieving the highest enrollment in our history,” Harden shared.
“We set a goal of enrolling 2,000 students during the Fall 2023 semester, and the faculty and staff worked hard to achieve that goal,” she continued. “Every single student is important to the college, and we want to serve and meet their individual needs. It’s that level of care that allows us to meet our goals and serve our communities.”
The mission of Oconee Fall Line Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is to contribute to the economic and workforce development of east central Georgia through quality technical and continuing education, adult education, and business and industry services. The College offers associate degrees, diplomas, technical certificates of credit, and non-credit certificates in a student-centered learning environment through traditional and distance education modes of delivery.