There's a stretch of Highway 501 in Conway you could call the "Higher Education Corridor," with three institutions of higher learning less than a mile apart.
Coastal Carolina University, Horry-Georgetown Technical College and Miller Motte Technical College all say they're thriving right now and seeing record enrollment.
The founders of Coastal Carolina University dreamed of bringing higher education to Horry County. They probably wouldn't believe that 50 years later, there are three schools almost next door to each other.
"We are a medium sized university, state university, typical in so many respects but we do have a great attraction," CCU professor Roy Talbert points out.