HCC Description

Students at Howard Community College may obtain a traditional two-year degree or certificate, enhance career skills or enroll in a distinctive program designed for transfer to prestigious universities.

Located in Columbia, Maryland, Howard Community College’s associate’s degrees and career certificates are offered through eight distinctive departments which include arts and humanities, teacher education, mathematics and health sciences.

Students at Howard may receive a degree or certificate leading to careers in Respiratory Therapy, Nursing, Web Design and Accounting, among many others. They may also obtain an academic degree leading to four-year university transfer.

One of Howard’s more outstanding offerings is the Academic Enrichment program. Through this program, students engage in rigorous, honors-level academics designed for transfer to prestigious four-year universities.

Howard also has continuing education, distance learning classes and courses for international students.

For Howard faculty there is the Teaching and Learning Institute, through which Howard instructors may advance skills, knowledge and technological proficiency.

Student services provide comprehensive support including career-planning, job fairs, assistance for single parents, tutoring and learning assistance and mental health counseling.

Financial aid is available through loans, grants and other sources to those who qualify. Contact Howard Community College for more details.

Quick Facts about Howard Community College, Columbia

Region

Mid-Atlantic

Setting

Large Town Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Dragons

On-Campus Housing Available

No

Parking Permit Required

Yes

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$6,833

Out-of-State Tuition

$7,320

Retention Rate

66%

Enrollment

7,905

Year Established

1969

HCC Students

Total Students
7,905

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
0%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
46%
Part-Time
54%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
7%
African American
28%
Caucasian
47%
Asian
12%
Unknown and Other
5%

International Students

International
3%
Domestic
97%

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