Fast Facts about HGTC | 2022-2023 Academic Year
The College: Horry-Georgetown Technical College is a two-year, public coeducational college approved by several accreditation agencies and offers more than 70 associate degrees, diplomas, and certificate programs. Non-credit and corporate training programs are offered through the workforce development 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 7,800 students annually enroll in HGTC's regular curriculum programs, while over 2,200 people participate in Workforce Development courses.
Faculty: HGTC has approximately 168 full time faculty and over 146 part-time faculty.
Enrollment Fall 2022 (opening data): 8,461
Full Time Equivalency (FTE): 5,561
Full-time Students: 44%
Part-time Students: 56%
62.0 % White
21.0 % African American
2.0 % Hispanic
1.0 % Asian
13.0 % Other
65 % Female
35 % Male
85 % received Financial Aid
Average Age: 24
Median Age: 20
68 % Age 24 and under
3 % Age 50 and over
Average Hours Attempted: 10
Average College GPA: 2.4
Student/Teacher Ratio: 20:1
95.0 % of all students are SC residents
75 % of all students are Horry and Georgetown residents
Retention Rate (IPEDS):
44 % Full time, First time Cohort Fall 2021
41 % Prior Year
44 % Full-time
56 % Part time
Professional Examinations and Certification Tests: 76.8 %
(Percent of students passing professional examinations and certification tests on their first attempt; Data for the year April 2021 – March 2022.)
Graduate Placement Rate 2020-2021: 95 %
*Graduation Rate (2018 Cohort): 19 %
Transfer Out Rate: 13 %
* The rate is based on the completion of a program within 150 % of the defined program length.
College Performance Measures
Program Completion Rates 2020-2021:
Rates are based on all students who completed their program, regardless of time frame.
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.