Institutional Research

Fast Facts about HGTC |  2013-2014 Academic Year

The College: Horry Georgetown Technical College is a two-year, public coeducational college approved by several accreditation agencies to offer associate degrees, diplomas, and certificate programs. Non-credit and corporate training programs are offered through the continuing education division of the College.

Location: Founded in 1966, the College has three locations in the northeastern region of South Carolina: Georgetown, Conway, and the Grand Strand (Myrtle Beach).

Enrollment: Approximately 10,451 students annually enroll in HGTC's regular curriculum programs, while over 2,300 people participate in Workforce Development courses.

Faculty: HGTC has approximately 168 full-time and over 400 part-time faculty members. The part-time faculty members consist primarily of HGTC staff members, business and civic leaders, and prominent professionals within the region.

Enrollment Fall 2013 (closing data):  7,638
Full Time Equivalency (FTE):   4814

Student Demographics:

Full-time Students:  33.4%;
Part-time Students:  66.6%

51.6% enrolled at the Conway Campus
35.3% enrolled at the Grand Strand Campus
10.2% enrolled at the Georgetown Campus
2.9% enrolled at other locations (Off-site, PACE, Workforce Development programs, etc.)

70.0% White
22.1% African American
1.8 % Hispanic
0.8 % Asian
5.3% Other

64.6% Female
35.4% Male
84.4% received Financial Aid

Average Age:   27
Median Age:   23
Age 24 and under:   54.5%
Age 50 and over:      4.6%

Average Hours Attempted:   9.3
Average College GPA:   2.3
21:1 Student/Teacher Ratio

83% percent of all students are SC residents
69% Horry and Georgetown residents

Retention Rate (IPEDS):

  • Full time, First time Cohort Fall 2011:   51%   Prior Year:   49%
  • Part time, First time Cohort Fall 2011:  52%   Prior Year:   49%

Professional Examinations and Certification Tests:   92.3%
(Percent of students passing professional examinations and certification tests on their first attempt; Data for the year April 2012 – March 2013.)

Graduate Placement Rate 2011-2012:   94%
*Graduation Rate (2009 Cohort):   14%
Transfer Out Rate:   21%
*(The rate is based on the completion of a program within 150% of the defined program length.)