Institutional Research | Horry Georgetown Technical College

Institutional Research

Horry Georgetown Technical College

Fast Facts about HGTC |  2016-2017 Academic Year

The College: Horry Georgetown Technical College is a two-year, public coeducational college approved by several accreditation agencies and offers more than 80 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 9,349 students annually enroll in HGTC's regular curriculum programs, while over 3,441 people participate in Workforce Development courses.

Faculty: HGTC has approximately 170 full time faculty and over 217 part-time faculty. 

Enrollment Fall 2016 (opening data):  7,018
Full
Time Equivalency (FTE):   4,645

Student Demographics:

Full-time Students:   43%;
Part-time Students:  57%

69.6 % White
20.6 % African American
4.0 % Hispanic
1.1 % Asian
4.7 % Other

62.8 % Female
37.2 % Male
84.4 % received Financial Aid

Average Age:   25.3
Median Age:   22
Mode:  19
Age 24 and under:   63.9 %
Age 50 and over:      3.5 %

Average Hours Attempted:   9.0
Average College GPA:   2.6
21:1 Student/Teacher Ratio

83.4 % percent of all students are SC residents
68.1 % Horry and Georgetown residents

Retention Rate (IPEDS):

Full time, First time Cohort Fall 2013:   58 %   Prior Year:   57 %

- 58 % Full-time
- 41 % Part time

Professional Examinations and Certification Tests:    90 %
(Percent of students passing professional examinations and certification tests on their first attempt; Data for the year April 2015 – March 2016.)

Graduate Placement Rate 2013-2014:    95 %
*Graduation Rate (2013 Cohort):   23 %
Transfer Out Rate:   12 %
*(The rate is based on the completion of a program within 150% of the defined program length.)