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Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Fast Facts about HGTC | 2018-2019 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 7,856 students annually enroll in HGTC's regular curriculum programs, while over 2,845 people participate in Workforce Development courses.

Faculty: HGTC has approximately 150 full time faculty and over 193 part-time faculty. 

Enrollment Fall 2018 (opening data): 6,788
Full Time Equivalency (FTE): 4,654

Student Demographics:

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

71.0 % White
19.0 % African American
 2.0 % Hispanic
 .09 % Asian
 8.9 % Other

64 % Female
36 % Male
84 % received Financial Aid

Average Age: 25
Median Age: 21
Mode: 19
66.7 % Age 24 and under
  2.9 % Age 50 and over

Average Hours Attempted: 10.2
Average College GPA: 2.7
Student/Teacher Ratio: 20:1

96.0 % of all students are SC residents
71.2 % of all students are Horry and Georgetown residents

Retention Rate (IPEDS):
51 % Full time, First time Cohort Fall 2016
53 % Prior Year
51 % Full-time
49 % Part time

Professional Examinations and Certification Tests: 88 %
(Percent of students passing professional examinations and certification tests on their first attempt; Data for the year April 2017 – March 2018.)

Graduate Placement Rate 2016-2017:95 %
*Graduation Rate (2014 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 2016-2017:
Rates are based on all students who completed their program, regardless of time frame.
Degrees: 2,088
Certificate: 848
Diplomas: 145
Total: 3,081

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.