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Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Fast Facts about HGTC | 2019-2020 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 8,084 students annually enroll in HGTC's regular curriculum programs, while over 1,810 people participate in Workforce Development courses.

Faculty: HGTC has approximately 169 full time faculty and over 154 part-time faculty. 

Enrollment Fall 2019 (opening data): 6,826
Full Time Equivalency (FTE): 4,681

Student Demographics:

Full-time Students: 48%
Part-time Students: 52%

71.0 % White
18.0 % African American
 3.0 % Hispanic
 .08 % Asian
 7.0 % Other

64 % Female
36 % Male
83 % received Financial Aid

Average Age: 24
Median Age: 20
Mode: 18
69.8 % Age 24 and under
  2.4 % Age 50 and over

Average Hours Attempted: 10.1
Average College GPA: 2.4
Student/Teacher Ratio: 20:1

97.0 % of all students are SC residents
81.6 % of all students are Horry and Georgetown residents

Retention Rate (IPEDS):
50 % Full time, First time Cohort Fall 2017
51 % Prior Year
50 % Full-time
38 % Part time

Professional Examinations and Certification Tests: 89 %
(Percent of students passing professional examinations and certification tests on their first attempt; Data for the year April 2018 – March 2019.)

Graduate Placement Rate 2017-2018: 94 %
*Graduation Rate (2015 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 2017-2018:
Rates are based on all students who completed their program, regardless of time frame.
Degrees: 1,058
Certificate: 429
Diplomas: 64
Total: 1,551

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.