Howard Community College

10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia
MD, 21044-3197
Tel: (443)518-1000
10,152 students
Public institution

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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 10,152 students (36% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to 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 - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Howard Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 10,152 teachers has grown by 34% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,152 students
1,303 students
Howard Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
3,705 students
832 students
Howard Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 6,447 students
1,036 students
Howard Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Howard Community College sch enrollment Howard Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
% Asian
12%
2%
Howard Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
6%
7%
Howard Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
22%
11%
Howard Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
58%
66%
Howard Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Howard Community College More (2010-2012)
Howard Community College sch ethnicity Howard Community College sta ethnicity
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 0.44
Howard Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $6,833 is more than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,183 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,833 $5,845
Howard Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,183 $10,047
Howard Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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 $7,542 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 0.44. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Montgomery College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.