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Horry Georgetown Technical College

Fast Facts about HGTC |  2015-2016 Academic Year

The College: Horry Georgetown Technical College is a two-year, public coeducational college approved by several accreditation agencies and offers approximately 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 9,808 students annually enroll in HGTC's regular curriculum programs, while over 2,290 people participate in Workforce Development courses.

Faculty: HGTC has approximately 165 full time faculty and over 170 part-time faculty. The total number of employees is 619.

Enrollment Fall 2015 (opening data):  7,097
Time Equivalency (FTE):   4,603

Student Demographics:

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

71.0% White
20.3% African American
1.8 % Hispanic
0.7 % Asian
6.2% Other

62.9% Female
37.1% Male
84.4% received Financial Aid

Average Age:   25.5
Median Age:   22
Mode:  19
Age 24 and under:   62.7%
Age 50 and over:      3.6%

Average Hours Attempted:   9.7
Average College GPA:   2.6
21:1 Student/Teacher Ratio

97.0% percent of all students are SC residents
88.1% 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%

- 58% Full-time
- 41% Part time

Professional Examinations and Certification Tests:    86%
(Percent of students passing professional examinations and certification tests on their first attempt; Data for the year April 2014 – March 2015.)

Graduate Placement Rate 2013-2014:   92%
*Graduation Rate (2012 Cohort):   20%
Transfer Out Rate:   16%
*(The rate is based on the completion of a program within 150% of the defined program length.)