Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach

Tel: (800)342-7342
251 students
Private for-profit
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.
School Highlights
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach serves 251 students (94% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is less than the state average of 45%.
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach is one of 2 community colleges within Horry County, SC.
The nearest community college is Horry-Georgetown Technical College (12.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 10 teachers has declined by 44% over five years.
College Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 10 staff
62 staff
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 251 has declined by 28% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 1.00 is more than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 566% over five years.
Total Enrollment 251 students 1,371 students
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1
22:1
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 235 students
779 students
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 16 students
1,083 students
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Part-Time Students (2007-2014)
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Unknown races
100%
6%
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Unknown (2007-2014)
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. 1.00 0.70
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $17,150 is more than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $17,150 is more than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $17,150 $5,664
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $17,150 $10,360
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 51%
90%
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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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Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,589 per year for in-state students and $8,916 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,830 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 69%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

South Carolina community colleges have a 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. of 0.58, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is Virginia College-Greenville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.