Institutional Research

Fast Facts about HGTC |  2014-2015 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 10,071 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 2014 (closing data):  7,329
Full Time Equivalency (FTE):   4714.60

Student Demographics:

Full-time Students:  41%;
Part-time Students:  59%

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

63.5% Female
36.5% 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:   2.8
21:1 Student/Teacher Ratio

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

Retention Rate (IPEDS):

83% percent of all students are SC residents
69% Horry and Georgetown residents - See more at:

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

- Full time, First time Cohort Fall 2013:  58%  Prior Year: 57%
- Part time, First time Cohort Fall 2013: 39%  Prior Year: 44%

Professional Examinations and Certification Tests:   89%
(Percent of students passing professional examinations and certification tests on their first attempt; Data for the year April 2013 – March 2014.)

Graduate Placement Rate 2012-2013:   91%
*Graduation Rate (2011 Cohort):   15%
Transfer Out Rate:   14%
*(The rate is based on the completion of a program within 150% of the defined program length.)