Howard College: Review & Facts

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Howard College is a small two-year, public school with 4,045 students enrolled. This school was established in 1945 and is one of the 2 schools and colleges located in Big Spring, Texas.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
52
Fair
At Howard College you can get your several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, or associate's degree.

HC deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and has 52 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Nursing, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, and Business. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other schools and colleges.


Student Retention
38%
Bad
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. However, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Howard College student retention rate is very low at 38% (way below Texas average). Considering this statistic, apparently students do not seem to enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
15 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Howard College is very low - 24%. Approximately 21% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Howard College is pretty decent - 15:1. Find out more information regarding faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$5,500
Low
Average tuition price is low - $5,200 annually. The additional fees at Howard College not covered by tuition are approximately $300, which totals $5,500 a year.

Read the details about Howard College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
Howard College might accept dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) earned prior to admission.

To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about applying to Howard College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (432) 264-5000 or check Howard College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$1,400
Low
Howard College provides a distance education program and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is an amazing option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Howard College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
B
Dicey
Howard College provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 300 students, which provides a reasonable on-campus housing option. The room price is low: nearly $1,400 a year.

Based on the college crime data, Howard College seems to be a generally safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Howard College Location and Maps



Post Address: Howard College, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, Texas 79720, USA
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