Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach

Tel: (800)342-7342
303 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 303 students (99% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority American), which is more than the state average of 36%.
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 (12.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 50% over five years.
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 12 staff
59 staff
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 303 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 100% over five years.
Total Enrollment
303 students
1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1
22:1
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
301 students
810 students
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2 students
1,017 students
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Part-Time Students (2007-2013)
Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
4%
1%
% Black
1%
12%
% White
91%
57%
% Unknown races
3%
3%
Community College Average 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. 0.00 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $16,670 is more than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $16,670 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $16,670 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $16,670 $10,294
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 77%
89%
Source: 2013 (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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