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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$7,750/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,538/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,563/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,126/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,345/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,085/ year

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
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.67 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.68 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,729Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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After Howard Community College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
17%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%

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Howard Community College Reviews

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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
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This college has grown so greatly in size since the first time I had went to school here. The campus is beautiful and the new buildings look even more wonderful. The only down fall? Parking. The lots are ridiculous if you are getting to school after 8:00 am! The best thing that they had to offer a few years ago was the 'dragon wagon' that would shuttle you from an off-site lot and drop you off right at the front of the school building. It was honestly so convenient! They would also give out vouchers so when you would collect 5-10 then you could trade them in for a voucher to the cafe - which was such an awesome treat for just choosing to ride the shuttle. In terms of the classes that they had, I had some awesome teachers and then I also had the teachers that would create power points that were just text from the books. I had a hard time with this as there were a lot of classes that would have teachers that did this and the students would end up having to self-teach themselves.
Howard Community College is a great place for those looking to start on a career path but may need extra guidance. It is a cheaper option for the first 2 years of undergraduate studies. The professors are amazing and willing to connect with students on a personal basis. There are several honors programs and clubs which can give extra benefits and guidance to those seeking. There are many opportunities to take part in such as campus activities, internships, academic advising, and service learning.