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Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Fast Facts about HGTC | 2021-2022 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 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 7,800 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 2021 (opening data): 6,416
Full Time Equivalency (FTE): 4,224

Student Demographics:

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

66.0 % White
19.0 % African American
 3.0 % Hispanic
 1.0 % Asian
 11.0 % Other

65 % Female
35 % Male
85 % received Financial Aid

Average Age: 24
Median Age: 20
Mode: 18
69.7 % Age 24 and under
  2.6 % Age 50 and over

Average Hours Attempted: 9.7
Average College GPA: 2.5
Student/Teacher Ratio: 20:1

96.0 % of all students are SC residents
79.5 % of all students are Horry and Georgetown residents

Retention Rate (IPEDS):
41 % Full time, First time Cohort Fall 2019
49 % 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 2020 – March 2021.)

Graduate Placement Rate 2019-2020: 91 %
*Graduation Rate (2017 Cohort): 29 %
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 2019-2020:
Rates are based on all students who completed their program, regardless of time frame.
Degrees: 1033
Certificate: 462
Diplomas: 66
Total: 1,561

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.