Horry-Georgetown Technical College

April 17, 2024
Posted by
Frankie Colon


"HGTC's connection with Partnership Grand Strand serves as a testament to the institution’s commitment to both academic excellence and community enrichment. This collaboration serves as a cornerstone of progress, uniting higher education with local visionaries to create a tapestry of innovation and growth. Together, we weave the threads of knowledge, ambition, and compassion to forge a brighter future for both our students and the entire Grand Strand community."

Dr. Marilyn Murphy Fore, HGTC President

About Us

Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) is a two-year community/technical college that offers more than 70 associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs for students who are either seeking quick entry into the workforce or desiring to transfer to a senior institution to pursue a bachelor's degree. HGTC offers three convenient campus locations in South Carolina, including Myrtle Beach, Conway, and Georgetown.

Impact on the Grand Strand economy

  • 550 Employees
  • Fourth Largest Technical College in the State
  • $60M Annual Operating Budget
    • 2023-2024 Fiscal Year
  • $265M Annual Economic Impact
  • $2,186 per Semester (in-county)
    • Lowest tuition in the State (Spring 2023)
    • Less than 1/3 (31-34%) the cost of the Senior research institutions
  • 85% of Students Receive Financial Aid
  • 80% of Students are Residents of Horry & Georgetown Counties
  • 90% of Graduates Remain in Horry & Georgetown Counties
About Partnership Grand Strand
Partnership Grand Strand is a 501c3 foundation launched in 2022 by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce to fund a five-year economic and community development initiative. Through investments from local businesses and partnerships with community organizations, the foundation leads and supports efforts related to four pillars of success: prosperity, talent, place and infrastructure. Through their focused endeavors, Partnership Grand Strand works to accelerate economic prosperity and enhance quality of life across Horry and Georgetown counties. 
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