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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
    A-
Howard CC is an above-average public college located in Columbia, Maryland in the Baltimore Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,418 undergraduate students. The Howard CC acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Business. Graduating 24% of students, Howard CC alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,100.
About Howard Community College...
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
$10,050/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,428/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
57%

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.76 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.77 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,418Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6,058
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    83%
  • Outgoing
    17%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
24%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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Howard Community College Reviews

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Howard Community College offers the most caring and knowledgeable professors! Most of the faculty are kind and genuinely shows passion and sincerity towards their students. They want us to succeed! Though there is not much diversity the beautiful campus, clubs, sports and friends you'll make while attending HCC is worthwhile.
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Howard community college has provided me with an enriching and engaging learning experience over the past 2 years. The transfer opportunities and resources available to students are above average. Many classes were challenging enough to stay interesting while still being manageable. Some bad experiences with professors/classes as well a confusing website keep the score from being perfect. However, I would still rate my experience at the college as above average.
All of the staff/employees at HCC are very helpful and positive. They always provide a safe, fun, and effective work space. They also really breakdown the material for each class, which really helps understand the content! This is the second college I have been too, and it is the best so far. I wish I did not have to leave.