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Columbia MD, 21044
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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.

HCC Leadership

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.

PRESIDENT
Dr. Kathleen B. Hetherington

HCC BY THE NUMBERS

FACULTY & STAFF

  • Student to faculty ratio of 19:1
  • 1,409 employees 

STUDENT ENROLLMENT

  • 14,467 credit students enrolled in fiscal year (FY) 2016
  • 15,751 noncredit continuing education students enrolled in FY16
  • 42 percent of all Howard County undergraduates attend Howard Community College
  • 24 percent of graduating seniors from Howard County high schools enrolled in fall 2016
  • 5,750 noncredit students received customized business training from HCC

CREDIT STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS 

Fall 2016 semester

  • Average age: 26 years old
  • 37 percent attend full time; 63 percent attend part time
  • 104 different countries represented by student body

Credit Student Ethnicity, Fall 2016

EthnicityPercentage
White37%
Black/African American29%
Asian13%
Hispanic/Latino11%
Two or more races5%
Unknown3%
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 STUDENTS

  • 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 2016, HCC offers students in-county tuition at $134 per credit and a consolidated fee of 16.75 percent. 

Note: The Pay for College web page offers information to help determine an approximation of the expected costs and available options for payment.

FINANCIAL AID

Forty-eight percent (48%) of fall 2016 credit students have received financial aid during their time at HCC.

PUBLICATIONS

Pathways, The Magazine of Howard Community College

Credit and Noncredit Schedules of Classes 

Course Catalog

Financial Information:

Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget: $114,397,265 (unrestricted and auxiliary)

FY17 Sources of Funding

SourcePercentage
Tuition and Fees38%
Howard County28%
Other16%
Maryland15%
Auxiliary3%

 

For further details, view the HCC Databook maintained by HCC's Office of Planning, Research, and Organizational Development (PROD).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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