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Horry-Georgetown Technical College: Narrative Description


2050 Hwy. 501, PO Box 261966
Conway, SC 29528-6066
Tel: (843)347-3186
Admissions: (843)349-5277
Fax: (843)347-4207
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of South Carolina State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: small town campus. Endowment: $2.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2416 per student. Total enrollment: 5,128. 2,683 applied, 69% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 5% from top quarter, 45% from top half. Students come from 10 states and territories, 22 other countries. Retention: 51% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: CPT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Area resident tuition: $2496 full-time, $104 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $3144 full-time, $131 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4104 full-time, $171 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $144 full-time, $3 per credit hour part-time, $35 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. Conway Campus Learning Resource Center plus 2 others with a Web page. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The college is located at the center of the largest tourist recreational environment along the Eastern Seaboard. Over 75 miles of white sand beaches as well as golf courses, restaurants, and hotels abound in the area. Air and bus service is available and Highway 17, the "Kings Highway", is the major coastal route in the area. Major arts and entertainment centers, libraries, churches, as well as numerous fraternal and civic organizations serve the community. There are extensive part-time employment opportunities for students, especially from March through September, the height of the tourist season.

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