Horry-Georgetown Technical College

2050 Highway 501 East
Conway, SC 29526
Tel: (843)347-3186
7,335 students
Public institution
  • Since its creation in 1966, Horry-Georgetown Technical College has continued to provide post-secondary vocational, technical, and occupational certificate, diploma and associate degree programs leading directly to securing or continuing employment; associate degree programs which enable students to gain access to other post-secondary education; and continuing education classes, programs, and services which meet the job training, occupational advancement, and lifelong learning needs of the residents and employers in its service area.
School Highlights
Horry-Georgetown Technical College serves 7,335 students (41% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.
Horry-Georgetown Technical College is one of 2 community colleges within Horry County, SC.
The nearest community college is Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach (12.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 222 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
Horry-Georgetown Technical College (SC) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 222 staff 44 staff
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 7,335 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,335 students 1,090 students
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 33:1 28:1
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 2,973 students 708 students
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 4,362 students 524 students
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Enrollment Breakdown SC All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
1%
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
4%
3%
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
18%
27%
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Black (2006-2014)
% White
74%
62%
Horry-Georgetown Technical College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Horry-Georgetown Technical College More (2010-2014)
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown SC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.42 0.54
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $4,444 is more than the state average of $4,396. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,094 is less than the state average of $8,104. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,444 $4,396
Horry-Georgetown Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,094 $8,104
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 90% 94%
Horry-Georgetown Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College is a comprehensive technical and community college, with four campuses located across the service area. The Conway Campus is the original and remains the main campus of the College. It is located in the incorporated area of the City of Conway on a 55-acre site. The Conway Campus provides accessible and affordable educational opportunities in career education and occupational preparation, university parallel studies, developmental education and community education and training. Specialized programs of career study offered on the Conway Campus include: Golf Course Management, Turf Equipment Technician, Engineering Technologies, Computer/Information Systems Technology, Office Systems Technology, Culinary Arts Technology, Nursing and Health Science, Business, Electronics Technology, and all University Parallel disciplines. Through the offerings at the Conway Campus, the College awards the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, and Technical Certificate credentials as well as various professional certifications. The Campus takes college-wide leadership in Health Science Technology career areas as well as University Parallel and General Studies, and for most student support services, federal/state grants, Learning Resources, distance education and administrative and information support operations. Offering more than 60 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs, as well as a diverse and rapidly-expanding list of corporate and business training options through our Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division, HGTC has built an international reputation for preparing the finest graduates and employees to meet the needs of business, industry and government.

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Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,396 per year for in-state students and $8,104 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,547 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 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is The Art Institute of Charleston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.