Howard Community College: Review & Facts

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Howard Community College is a large two-year, public school with 9,635 students enrolled. This institution was originated in 1966 and is one of the 3 schools located in Columbia, Maryland.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
55
Fair
Several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, and associate's degree are available at Howard Community College.

Howard Community College deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 55 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Nursing, Business, Management, and Medical Assistant. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other schools and colleges.


Student Retention
67%
Bad
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when 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 would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Howard Community College is relatively low at 67% (below Maryland average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
15 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Howard Community College is very low - 22%. Nearly 19% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Howard Community College is pretty decent, 15:1. Learn more details about faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$7,700
Low
Average tuition cost is low - around $7,100 a year. The additional fees at Howard Community College (not included in tuition costs) are about $600; this makes it a total of $7,700 annually.

Read the details about Howard Community 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 Community 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) at entry.

The undergraduate application fee at Howard Community College is $25.00.

To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information about enrolling to Howard Community College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (443) 518-1000 or check Howard Community College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
B
Dicey
Howard Community College offers a distance learning option, study abroad programs, 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 Community 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.

ROTC
Available
No
Presently there is no on-campus housing at Howard Community College.

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

Howard Community College Location and Maps



Post Address: Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, Maryland 21044-3197, USA
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