Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach

3268 Waccamaw Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579-0000
Tel: (800)342-7342
  • 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 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is less than the state average of 38%.
  • 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 50% over five years.
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach(SC) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty10 staff55 staff
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 251 has declined by 23% 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 0.54. The school's diversity has declined by 100% over five years.
Total Enrollment251 students1,260 students
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio25:128:1
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students235 students726 students
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students16 students534 students
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Part-Time Students (2008-2016)
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Enrollment Breakdown SC All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
-
1%
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Asian (2007-2012)
% Hispanic
-
3%
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Hispanic (2007-2012)
% Black
-
27%
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Black (2007-2013)
% White
-
62%
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach White (2007-2012)
% Two or more races
-
2%
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach More (2011-2012)
% Unknown races
100%
4%
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.0.000.54
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
75%
12%
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,900$28,900
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $17,150 is more than the state average of $12,551. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$17,150$12,551
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid51%94%
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$18,331$14,979
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,334$5,500
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate94%58%
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach Percent Admitted (2007-2011)
Source: 2016 (or 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 $6,687 per year for in-state students and $10,638 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,551 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 62%. 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.