Golf Academy of America in San Diego is a two-year accredited golf college offering an associate’s degree in Golf Complex Operations and Management. The program has a combined curriculum of golf instruction, golf course management, and golf business courses with two areas of emphasis: Golf Professional and General Golf Management. Students may choose to have a dual emphasis or choose to specialize in one area only. Golf Academy of America has over 45 full-time PGA professionals, plus business professionals and educators, all contributing to its superior reputation for a golf career education.
The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 50% over five years.
|College||Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach||Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate of Arts Colleges||Associate of Arts Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Institution Control||Public institution||Public|
|Total Faculty||12 staff||61 staff|
|Total Enrollment||303 students||1,296 students|
|# Full-Time Students||301 students||814 students|
|# Part-Time Students||2 students||1,040 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||
|% Unknown races||
|Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.||0.17||0.68|
|In-State Tuition Fees||$16,670||$5,660|
|Out-State Tuition Fees||$16,670||$10,250|
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS
- Established over 30 years ago, and with more than 5,000 graduates, Golf Academy of America has grown to five campuses throughout the United States: California, Arizona, Florida, South Carolina, and Texas. Students at Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach get weekly opportunities to play some of the region\'s best courses, including Grand Dunes Resort Club, Pine Lakes Country Club, Preswick County Club, Wild Wing Plantation, The Witch, and many more. Myrtle Beach is the host for a number of mini-tour and amateur events, including the DuPont World Amateur Tournament, which is the largest amateur golf tournament in the world.
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