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Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Fast Facts about HGTC | 2020-2021 Academic Year

The College: Horry-Georgetown Technical College is a two-year, public coeducational college approved by several accreditation agencies and offers more than 65 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 8,000 students annually enroll in HGTC's regular curriculum programs, while over 2,080 people participate in Workforce Development courses.

Faculty: HGTC has approximately 169 full time faculty and over 149 part-time faculty. 

Enrollment Fall 2019 (opening data): 6,411
Full Time Equivalency (FTE): 5,424

Student Demographics:

Full-time Students: 47%
Part-time Students: 53%

67.0 % White
19.0 % African American
 3.0 % Hispanic
 1.0 % Asian
 10.0 % Other

65 % Female
35 % Male
79 % received Financial Aid

Average Age: 24
Median Age: 20
Mode: 18
69.6 % Age 24 and under
  2.4 % Age 50 and over

Average Hours Attempted: 10.1
Average College GPA: 2.5
Student/Teacher Ratio: 20:1

96.0 % of all students are SC residents
76.3 % of all students are Horry and Georgetown residents

Retention Rate (IPEDS):
49 % Full time, First time Cohort Fall 2018
50 % Prior Year
53 % Full-time
35 % Part time

Professional Examinations and Certification Tests: 84.7 %
(Percent of students passing professional examinations and certification tests on their first attempt; Data for the year April 2019 – March 2020.)

Graduate Placement Rate 2018-2019: 87 %
*Graduation Rate (2016 Cohort): 24 %
Transfer Out Rate: 16 %
* The rate is based on the completion of a program within 150 % of the defined program length.

College Performance Measures

Program Completion Rates 2018-2019:
Rates are based on all students who completed their program, regardless of time frame.
Degrees: 984
Certificate: 449
Diplomas: 81
Total: 1,514

Horry-Georgetown Technical College is ranked third in the state. Target level of achievement is to be in top four (4) within the State System.

Horry-Georgetown Technical College exceeded the benchmark of 70% or better for overall course completion/success.