Howard Community College Overview
Located in Columbia, Maryland, Howard Community College is a public institution. Columbia is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.
What Is Howard Community College Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at HCC.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 21% of the faculty were full-time.
Howard Community College Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
HCC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at HCC.
Where Is Howard Community College?
Contact details for HCC are given below.
|Address:||10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044-3197|
How Do I Get Into HCC?
You can apply to HCC online at: https://howardcc.elluciancrmrecruit.com/Apply/Account/Login
Can I Afford Howard Community College?
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At HCC, approximately 12% of students took out student loans averaging $5,076 a year. That adds up to $20,304 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at HCC is 12.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.
Howard Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 3,194 full-time undergraduates at HCC, 49% are male and 51% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Howard Community College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||876|
|Hispanic or Latino||393|
Over 72 countries are represented at HCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, China, and Vietnam.
Online Learning at Howard Community College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at HCC has changed over the last few years.
Online Growth Rankings of HCC
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Howard Community College was 17.4%. This is the #988 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at HCC regardless of major.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Howard Community College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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