Howard Community College

10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Recreational or avocational (leisure) programs
Adult basic or high school equivalency
Noncredit education offered
Workforce Education
Contract Training/Customized Training
Remedial Education
Recreational/Avocational/Leisure/Personal Enrichment
Adult Basic Education
Adult High School Diploma or Equivalent
English as a Second Language
Continuing Professional Education
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2022Full timePart time
Total faculty187547
Research and public service0114
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$2,400$2,400$2,400$2,4000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$16,704$16,704$16,938$18,0456.5%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Off Campus$26,418$26,514$26,898$28,1284.6%
Off Campus with Family$9,714$9,810$9,960$10,0831.2%
Off Campus$28,674$28,842$29,370$30,8885.2%
Off Campus with Family$11,970$12,138$12,432$12,8433.3%
Off Campus$29,874$30,114$30,786$32,4485.4%
Off Campus with Family$13,170$13,410$13,848$14,4034.0%
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Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition planX
  • Does not participate in Promise program
  • Howard Community College offers a deferred payment plan for GI Bill and Tuition Assistance recipients.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2021-2022
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Any student financial aid145168%————
Grant or scholarship aid43866%$2,561,401$5,848
Federal grants36455%$1,994,308$5,479
Pell grants25839%$1,257,626$4,875
Other federal grants28342%$736,682$2,603
State/local government grant or scholarships12118%$204,203$1,688
Institutional grants or scholarships19930%$362,890$1,824
Student loan aid426%$217,698$5,183
Federal student loans406%$193,297$4,832
Other student loans(*)0%(*)(*)
  • 1 Includes students awarded Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number awarded aid and total and average amounts of aid awarded are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Grant or scholarship aid14,38461%$20,855,558$4,757
Pell grants2,28332%$7,938,999$3,477
Federal student loans5908%$3,585,196$6,077
Grant or scholarship aid118921%$299,350$1,584
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$10,085$10,632$9,789
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2019-20202020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$9,119$9,433$8,033
$30,001 – $48,000$10,132$9,661$9,088
$48,001 – $75,000$11,445$12,486$10,120
$75,001 – $110,000$13,711$14,205$11,628
$110,001 and more$14,747$14,908$12,566
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students awarded federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2022
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)8,177
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment519
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:Full-time: 28%Part-time: 72%Student Gender:Male: 41%Female: 59%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%Asian: 13%Black or African American: 30%Hispanic/Latino: 14%Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%White: 26%Two or more races: 6%Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%U.S. Nonresident: 5%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:24 and under: 68%25 and over: 32%Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:In-state: 97%Out-of-state: 2%Foreign countries: 1%Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 21%Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 32%Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 47%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
  • Additional admissions procedures are required for some selectiveadmissions programs and students seeking admission to the clinicalcomponent of some health career programs. Additional admissionsprocedures may be required for high school, transfer, and previouslydismissed students as well as international citizens.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:Full-time students: 67%Part-time students: 47%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2021 and Returned in Fall 2022
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution without completing at the current institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 36 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2022.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019
Overall graduation rate:Overall graduation rate: 23%Transfer-out rate: 21%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:Male: 20%Female: 27%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%Asian: 32%Black or African American: 12%Hispanic/Latino: 22%White: 30%Two or more races: 21%Race/ethnicity unknown: 33%U.S. Nonresident: 37%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2018 or Fall 2019, by Time to Completion
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2021-2022
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram12
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science and Related Fields
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General-0-
Category total-0-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping7018
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General303
Business Administration and Management, General300
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-0-
Business/Commerce, General--76
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies--1
Management Information Systems, General-063
Meeting and Event Planning60-
Category total193161
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-0-
Category total-0-
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians, Other100
Category total100
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General--21
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications702
Category total7023
Construction Trades
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other503
Category total503
Culinary, Entertainment, and Personal Services
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager5518
Category total5518
Chemistry Teacher Education--0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching--15
Education, General--16
Elementary Education and Teaching--0
English/Language Arts Teacher Education--0
Mathematics Teacher Education--1
Physics Teacher Education--0
Spanish Language Teacher Education--0
Special Education and Teaching, General-0-
Category total-032
Computer Engineering, General--4
Electrical and Electronics Engineering--3
Engineering, General--12
Category total--19
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
Biomedical Technology/Technician-02
Computer/Computer Systems Technology/Technician-20
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General304
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician000
Engineering/Engineering-Related Technologies/Technicians, Other-00
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician00-
Category total326
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management0310
Category total0310
Health Professions and Related Programs
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other-0-
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist209
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician--10
Community Health and Preventive Medicine--8
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist--9
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician-029
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)-24
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other--0
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-8-
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist--17
Physical Therapy Assistant--12
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician-0-
Public Health, General--0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--150
Category total210248
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science--0
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism60-
Fire Services Administration--0
Category total600
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies-0565
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies--188
Category total-0753
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-00
Category total-00
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology, Other-0-
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, Other-0-
Category total-0-
Visual and Performing Arts
Commercial and Advertising Art-0-
Commercial Photography-0-
Fine and Studio Arts Management-0-
Category total-0-
Grand total48231,273
Athletics Participation
  • Sanction Body: NJCAA Division III
Varsity Men's and Women's TeamsMenWomen
Track and Field, Outdoor205
Other Sports243
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationAccredited since (01/01/1975)01/01/2029
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programsAccredited since (12/01/1974)12/31/2027
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programsAccredited since (10/01/1998)12/31/2027
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Hygiene (DH)Accredited since (07/31/2014)12/31/2024
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistantAccredited since ((!)11/12/2014)12/31/2029
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistantPreaccredited (11/07/2012 - 11/12/2014)
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographersAccredited since (05/08/2012)03/01/2030
Maryland Board of Nursing
Practical Nursing ProgramsAccredited since ((!)07/01/1997)TBD
Registered Nursing ProgramsAccredited since ((!)07/01/1972)TBD
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs:
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling310
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery100
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary000
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence110
b. Dating violence210
c. Stalking313
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.101
b. Drug abuse violations100
c. Liquor law violations000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Department of Defense Voluntary Educational Partnership Memorandum of Understanding
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2021-2022
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 136DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 48
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: $3,006DoD Tuition Assistance Program: $1,159
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time20%21%
200 percent of normal time20%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time36%39%
200 percent of normal time40%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
  • (--) not applicable
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year202020192018
Default rate0.0%2.0%8.5%
Number in default01877
Number in repayment823888904
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)