Tel: (432) 264-5000
- We are a progressive and public community college dedicated to providing students with dynamic centers of learning and promoting economic and community development while being resourceful and fiscally responsible.
The teacher population of 121 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Howard College||(TX) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional||Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||121 staff||121 staff|
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- The Howard County Junior College District was created by a county-wide vote on November 17, 1945. Seven citizens of Howard County were elected on that same ballot to serve as a Board of Trustees. Howard College was first housed two miles west of downtown Big Spring in the hospital area of the former Air Force Bombardier School. The first session began on September 30, 1946. On September 12, 1951, the college was moved to a one hundred acre campus located in southeast Big Spring. On November 6, 1979, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to establish the SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf as a part of the Howard County Junior College District. The first classes offered through this program began on August 25, 1980. Howard College/Big Spring physical facilities are located on a spacious campus. The 120-acre campus contains an administration-classroom complex, a two-story science building, a 14,000 square foot library building, a fitness center, a student union building, a music building, a practical arts building, an applied science center, a 28,000 square foot occupational building, residence halls for men and women, a 90,000 square foot coliseum complex, a baseball park, a softball park, and a football stadium with a seating capacity of ten thousand, utilized and maintained by the Big Spring Independent School District. Howard College is accredited by The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.
The nearest community college to Howard College is Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (1.9 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 87 students | 1.90 Mi3200 Ave C
Big Spring, TX 79720
(432) 264-3700 1.9087
- 5,452 students | 41.30 Mi3600 N Garfield
Midland, TX 79705
(432) 685-4500 41.305,452
- 2,179 students | 43.00 Mi6200 College Ave
Snyder, TX 79549
(325) 573-8511 43.002,179
- 1,453 students | 59.00 Mi300 Homer K. Taylor Drive
Sweetwater, TX 79556
(325) 235-7300 59.001,453
- 7,083 students | 60.60 Mi201 W University Blvd
Odessa, TX 79764
(432) 335-6400 60.607,083
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