Horry-Georgetown Technical College

2050 Highway 501 East
Conway, SC 29526-0000
Tel: (843)347-3186
  • 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 17% over five years.
Horry-Georgetown Technical College(SC) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty222 staff55 staff
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 7,335 has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has stayed the same 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 Enrollment7,335 students1,260 students
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio33:128:1
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,973 students726 students
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students4,362 students534 students
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Enrollment Breakdown SC All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Horry-Georgetown Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Horry-Georgetown Technical College More (2011-2016)
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown SC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.420.54
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,200$28,900
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,768 is less than the state average of $6,687. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,294 is less than the state average of $10,638. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,768$6,687
Horry-Georgetown Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,294$10,638
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%94%
Horry-Georgetown Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$14,979$14,979
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,500$5,500
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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 $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 score 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.