Student Right to Know Disclosure
In compliance with the Student Right to Know Act, Howard Community College is required to publicly disclose the graduation and transfer rates of all students entering HCC. The intent of Student Right to Know is to provide prospective students a statistic of comparable effectiveness that they can use in their college decision-making process. All colleges and universities nationwide are effectively required to participate in the disclosure of rates.
The percentage of students entering HCC in Fall 2013 who graduated or transferred to a Maryland public or independent four-year institution within three years was 31 percent, with 12 percent transferring and 18 percent graduating. These percentages were calculated based on the methodology and data provided in the Graduation Rate Survey.
Also required is the disclosure of enrollment information for the prior academic year, all students by race and gender, along with the number of those who received athletically related financial aid.
Beginning in 2011-2012, the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires two year degree-granting institutions to disclose graduation rates disaggregated by gender, major racial/ethnic subgroup, and receipt or non-receipt of a federal Pell Grant or subsidized Stafford Loan, along with the retention rates of certificate-or degree-seeking, first-time, undergraduate students.
Note: Data in categories that contain five or fewer students were suppressed to protect student privacy. A complete report in print format is available upon request from the Planning, Research and Organizational Development Office and from the Financial Aid Office.