Golf Academy Of America Myrtle Beach

Overview of Golf Academy Of America Myrtle Beach

The main campus of Golf Academy is in Myrtle Beach, SC (a rural site not far from an urban area). The school is a private, for-profit school. Golf Academy offers degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Areas of Study

The school tends to concentrate its instruction in a few key disciplines. Golf Academy students most commonly major in a field related to business and management.

Golf Academy Selectivity

The school does not accept everyone who applies.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, Golf Academy had 408 enrolled students. Males make up the lion's share of the student body at the school.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"SDGA is a unique concept in the field of education. It is dedicated to rigorous academic standards as well as enhancement of golf proficiency. The mission of SDGA is to prepare qualified students for positions in golf complex operations and management. This is achieved through a curriculum that focuses on business management, the golf industry, modern teaching methods, and sound human relations skills. Excellence and continuous improvement in the provision of education and placement are at the core of SDGAÆs philosophy."

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Contacting Golf Academy

Golf Academy of America
3268 Waccamaw Blvd
Myrtle Beach , SC 29579
General Phone: (800) 342-7342

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Golf Academy Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management186business administration

Number of programs and degrees for Golf Academy in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1861

Golf Academy Student Body

In 2007-2008, Golf Academy had a total enrollment of 408 students (614 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 98%
Women 2%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 18%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 20%
20-21 26%
22-24 29%
25-29 17%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 0%

Golf Academy Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 62 %

Golf Academy Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other South Carolina Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Golf Academy Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Golf Academy Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 13,465
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,465
Books and supplies $ 719

Financial Aid:
Golf Academy participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3010614)

Golf Academy Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year9$43,1890*
All faculty totalcalendar year9$43,1890*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Golf Academy Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

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