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 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 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:    92 %
(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 (2014 Cohort):   29 %
Transfer Out Rate:   12 %
*(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: 1,070
Certificate: 473
Diplomas: 84
Total: 1,627

(Horry-Georgetown Technical College is ranked third in the state. Target level of achievement it to be in top four (4) within the State System.)

Student Course Success Rates (Successful Completion of Course with A, B or C):

Fall 2017: 74.4%
Spring 2018: 75.7%

(Horry-Georgetown Technical College exceeded the benchmark of 70% or better for overall course completion/success.)