B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    A-
  6. Location
    B
Howard Community College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division III
Athletic Conference
Address
10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044
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Howard Community College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$7,652/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,671/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,406/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,271/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,137/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,117/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.73 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.70 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.71 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,582Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
5%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
21%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%

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Howard community college is the place to be! It is a very peaceful place, people are so friendly and kind. The environment is always clean, neat and organized. Its facilities are well equipped and in good condition. The weight room and swimming pool are my favorite part of the school. I get to relax and unwind after spending a lot of time working on my school work. Learning resources are always available to every student giving us no reason to fail our tests. I love my school and would recommend it to anyone who is thinking of setting a good educational foundation. We can get ther from here.
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HCC or Howard Community College is a really great 2-year school! The professors for the most part are great and the school isn't too trashy. The only reason I didn't give them a 5/5 is because of the following reasons. HCC actually grades on attendance while most schools don't, I pay for the classes so I should be allowed to miss without penalty ecspecially since most Community College students work. Also their online classes have a maximum capacity which seems dumb since it is online. They don't have enough room in online or in-class classes for the increasing amount of students that choose to go there. HCC is great right now but there is still a lot that they need to fix
Howard Community College is a well rounded school that features small class sizes, a fantastic honors program (James Rouse Scholars), helpful professors, and an state of the art 80m dollar science and technology building (built 2016-17). My experience there has been a fulfilling one, and I plan to achieve my associates of general studies with a science emphasis. Since I also have an interest in art I was able to talk with one of the honors advisors to answer all my questions. Laura McHugh, the director of the James Rouse Scholars Program, has also been an influential part of my freshman year at HCC. She teaches a seminar that prepares us for our career, such as finding mentors at our dream job.