Howard Community College in Columbia

Columbia, MD

(Rating 3.6 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

Howard Community College offers 264-degree programs and 15 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 1 high safety campus. 43.2% are women, and 56.8% are men. 4% percents of international students. Howard Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Howard Community College is 7789$, that is at the level of national average. 15% of full-time Howard Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $36,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Howard Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$7,789
BELOW AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Howard Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$6,538
$30,001 - $48,000$7,563
$48,001 - $75,000$9,126
$75,001 - $110,000$11,345
$110,001+$12,085

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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11%

Types of financial aids

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4136 of Howard Community College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 42 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Howard Community College number 22 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Maryland.

Students at Howard Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
99.61%
$5,690
$30,001 - $48,000
100%
$5,475
$48,001 - $75,000
97.18%
$3,534
$75,001 - $110,000
73.33%
$2,308
$110,001+
38.1%
$581

Salary After Attending

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$36,200

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services

7%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Other alternative tuition plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Howard Community College.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate

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15%
BELOW AVERAGE

Howard Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

15% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Howard Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Howard Community College is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

15:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

625
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4%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Howard Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Howard Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Maryland.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Howard Community College

The campus located by 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway address in Columbia, Maryland.

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Howard Community College in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Howard Community College with 0.04% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Howard Community College are forcible sex offense, aggravated assault, and robbery.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Howard Community College offers 264 programs in total: 123 are for Associate's degree, 96 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 45 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 98 universities in Maryland state. Howard Community College is one of the few institutions in Maryland that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 15 distance education programs that are offered in the Howard Community College: 12 are for Associate's degree and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Maryland state average data to help you compare.

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Howard Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 6558 students with 196726 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Howard Community College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

My father went to this school also I am see they keep yearbooks here and come down to get it and order might cost or get for free to see if my father is in it.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Some departments are hit and miss in terms of quality of teaching (Math Department is the first that comes to mind).The food court is also hit and miss. The Pizza is great, but it is usually your main option after 2pm- unless you want a sandwich.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Avoid the bookstore and find your items by other means. I ordered something today via the app to only have my ordered cancelled because it wasn't in stock (which shouldn't be advertised if it isn't in stock). I then went directly went to the campus bookstore, stood in front of the item to confirm it was in stock, then did a pick up order through the app. When I get to the desk, item in hand, they couldn't find my order (I placed it through the app because the campus bookstore was way overpriced). So I sit in the parking garage for over 4 hours waiting for the pick up email (why something as simple as taking something off the rack takes more than 5 seconds is beyond me) and then I get an email stating the item is out of stock which is obviously not true because I had it in hand (a hoodie, which there were several of) - the campus wants to overcharge you on purpose so they will cancel your order. Thanks HCC. You're great.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Let me just say that I graduated from HCC recently and I miss it already. This school is so amazing! Everything is made simple for the students and the staff are awesome! HCC seriously tops any school in MD.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

One of the best community college landscapes. Almost looks like an actual university despite its size. Parking can be an issue sometimes, so be prepared to walk some ways to your destination.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +4435181000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: howardcc.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

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