HCC at a Glance
Howard Community College (HCC). You Can Get There From Here.
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland
Conveniently located 35 minutes south of Baltimore and 50 minutes north of Washington, D.C.
Founded in 1966 as the fourteenth of Maryland's 16 community colleges. Doors opened in fall 1970.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Seven citizens, appointed by the Maryland Governor for six-year terms, serve as the college's legal governing body.
Meet our Board.
Dr. Kathleen B. Hetherington
HCC BY THE NUMBERS
FACULTY & STAFF
- Student to faculty ratio of 19:1
- 1,409 employees (as of November 2016)
- 14,220 credit students enrolled in fiscal year (FY) 2017
- 15,674 noncredit continuing education students enrolled in FY17
- 42 percent of all Howard County undergraduates attend Howard Community College
- 24 percent of graduating seniors from Howard County high schools enrolled in fall 2017
- 5,531 noncredit students received customized business training from HCC in FY17
CREDIT STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS
Fall 2017 semester
- Average age: 26 years old
- 35 percent attend full time; 65 percent attend part time
- 104 different countries represented by student body
Credit Student Ethnicity, Fall 2017
|Two or more races||5%|
|American Indian/Alaska Native||<1%|
|Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander||<1%|
SMART RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT
(Source: Socioeconomic study by Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc, 2016)
- For every $1 students invest in their education, they see a return of $1.90 in higher future earnings.
- Students enjoy an attractive 9.4% rate of return on their HCC investment, paying back their investment in just 12.2 years.
FOR THE COMMUNITY
- For every $1 allocated to HCC, state and county governments see a 4.6% return on their investment.
- HCC pumps about $337.8 million annually into the local community, which is the equivalent of 5,328 jobs.
DEGREES & CERTIFICATES
- Associate of arts: two years, transfers to four-year program
- Associate in applied science: two years, leads to employment
- Associate of arts in teaching: two years, transfers to four-year program
- Associate of science in engineering: two years, transfers to four-year program
- Certificate of proficiency: one year, leads to employment
- Letter of recognition: set of courses to enhance skills
TUITION & FEES PER SEMESTER
As of fall 2017, HCC offers students in-county tuition at $136 per credit and a consolidated fee of 18.42 percent.
Note: The Pay for College web page offers information to help determine an approximation of the expected costs and available options for payment.
Forty-nine percent (49%) of fall 2017 credit students have received financial aid during their time at HCC.
Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget: $118,182,926 (unrestricted and auxiliary)
FY18 Sources of Funding
|Tuition and Fees||36%|
For further details, view the HCC Databook maintained by HCC's Office of Planning, Research, and Organizational Development (PROD).