Institutional Research | Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Institutional Research

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Fast Facts about HGTC |  2017-2018 Academic Year

The College: Horry-Georgetown Technical College is a two-year, public coeducational college approved by several accreditation agencies and offers more than 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 9,012 students annually enroll in HGTC's regular curriculum programs, while over 2,827 people participate in Workforce Development courses.

Faculty: HGTC has approximately 165 full time faculty and over 188 part-time faculty. 

Enrollment Fall 2017 (opening data):  7,079
Full
Time Equivalency (FTE):   4,738

Student Demographics:

Full-time Students:    45%;
Part-time Students:  55%

70.0 % White
19.6 % African American
2.1 % Hispanic
.09 % Asian
7.4 % Other

62.6 % Female
37.2 % Male
84.3 % received Financial Aid

Average Age:   24
Median Age:   21
Mode:  18
Age 24 and under:   67.7 %
Age 50 and over:      3.0 %

Average Hours Attempted:   10.1
Average College GPA:   2.5
21:1 Student/Teacher Ratio

83.0 % percent of all students are SC residents
79.6 % Horry and Georgetown residents

Retention Rate (IPEDS):

Full time, First time Cohort Fall 2015:   53 %   Prior Year:   58 %

53 % Full-time
44 % Part time

Professional Examinations and Certification Tests:    90 %
(Percent of students passing professional examinations and certification tests on their first attempt; Data for the year April 2016 – March 2017.)

Graduate Placement Rate 2015-2016:    94 %
*Graduation Rate (2013 Cohort):   23 %
Transfer Out Rate:   12 %
*(The rate is based on the completion of a program within 150% of the defined program length.)