Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach
- 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 10 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach||(SC) 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||55 staff|
|Total Enrollment||251 students||1,260 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||25:1||28:1|
|# Full-Time Students||235 students||726 students|
|# Part-Time Students||16 students||534 students|
|% Two or more races||-|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$28,900||$28,900|
Source: 2016 (or 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.
- The nearest community college to Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach is Horry-Georgetown Technical College (12.3 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 7,335 students | 12.30 Mi2050 Highway 501 East
Conway,  SC  29526
- 1,403 students | 43.30 Mi4564 Chadbourn Hwy
Whiteville,  NC  28472
- 1,814 students | 45.60 Mi50 College Rd
Bolivia,  NC  28422
- 717 students | 51.50 Mi601 Martin Luther King Jr Ave
Kingstree,  SC  29556
- 6,215 students | 62.60 Mi2715 W. Lucas Street
Florence,  SC  29501
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