Howard Community College

10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044
Tel: (443)518-1000
10,223 students
Public institution
Howard Community College creates an environment that inspires learning and the lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals. The college provides open access and innovative learning systems to respond to the ever-changing needs and interests of a diverse and dynamic community. As a vital partner, HCC is a major force in the intellectual, cultural and economic life of its community.
School Highlights:
Howard Community College serves 10,223 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 42%.
Howard Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Howard County, MD.
The nearest community college is Lincoln College of Technology-Columbia (3.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 396 teachers has grown by 40% over five years.
Howard Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 396 staff
59 staff
Howard Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 10,223 teachers has grown by 35% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,223 students
1,282 students
Howard Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1
22:1
Howard Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
3,693 students
810 students
Howard Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 6,530 students
1,017 students
Howard Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Howard Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
12%
2%
Howard Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
9%
7%
Howard Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
27%
12%
Howard Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
41%
57%
Howard Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
4%
2%
Howard Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
3%
Howard Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
5%
2%
Howard Community College non_resident (2006-2013)
Howard Community College Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.60 0.53
Howard Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $6,181 is more than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,396 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,181 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,396 $10,294
Howard Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 51%
89%
Howard Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Situated beside a lake on a 120-acre wooded campus, Howard Community College (HCC) offers a wide range of academic pursuits and extracurricular activities for students of all ages and walks of life. About 5,000 students pursue studies at HCC in a variety of academic programs leading to transfer to four-year colleges or immediate employment upon graduation. An additional 12,000 students take courses for personal or professional development. Conveniently located in the heart of Howard County, the HCC campus features a Science and Technology Building, home to lasers, robots, computers, satellite links, and other tools for hightech learning. The Galleria, a spacious twostory windowed atrium adjacent to the building, provides a pleasing space for quiet study, informal gatherings, or special events. The physical education complex features an Olympic-sized pool, large gymnasium and weight room. Nine acres of athletic fields support archery, tennis, hardball, softball, soccer and track. Other facilities include the Library with more than 40,000 volumes of reference materials, the Nursing Building, and the Administration Building which contains offices, learning labs, and studios for painting, music, photography and sculpture. The Alfred J. Smith, Jr., Theatre for the performing arts provides the setting for an outstanding cultural arts program. The Theatre Outback is a "black box" performance space for experimental theatre and student productions. Howard Community College is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and by the Maryland State Department of Education to offer programs of learning and to award the associate in arts degree and certificate of proficiency.

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Did You Know?
For Maryland public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,632 per year for in-state students and $7,656 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $20,111 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Maryland community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.58, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Montgomery College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.