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Completion/Graduation, Transfer, and Retention Rates

In compliance with the Student Right to Know Act, found in Sec. 485(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, 34 CFR 668.45, Howard Community College (HCC) is required to disclose graduation and transfer rates of all undergraduate students entering HCC and those receiving athletically related financial aid.  The percentage of students entering HCC in Fall 2010 who graduated or transferred to a Maryland public or independent four-year institution within three years was 31.4 percent, with 16.4 percent transferring and 15 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.

Click here to view the complete Student Right to Know: Completion/Graduation, Transfer and Retention Rates:  http://www.howardcc.edu/about_hcc/pdf_documents/gradrate.pdf

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.

Campus Crime

Annually the college prepares a report of campus crime activity.  A summary table of the crime statistics are show below.  Please note that the report runs about 2 year behind and a new report is updated every October.  For the full report, click here.

Campus Crime Report

 On-Campus PropertyNon-Campus PropertyPublic Property
OFFENSES200820092010Sub200820092010Sub200820092010Sub
CRIMINAL OFFENSES            
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter000000000000
Negligent Manslaughter000000000000
Sex Offenses - Forcible *102301010000
Sex Offenses - Non-Forcible**000000000000
Robbery***001100000011
Aggravated Assault ****001100000202
Burglary100100000000
Motor Vehicle Theft100111130000
Arson000000000000
SUBTOTAL CRIMINAL OFFENSES304712140213
HATE CRIMES            
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter000000000000
Negligent Manslaughter000000000000
Sex Offenses - Forcible000000000000
Sex Offenses - Non-Forcible 000000000000
Robbery000000000000
Aggravated Assault000000000000
Burglary000000000000
Motor Vehicle Theft000000000000
Arson000000000000
Any other crime involving bodily injury000000000000
Larceny-theft000000000000
Simple Assault000000000000
Intimidation000000000000
Destruction, damage or vandalism of property000000000000
SUBTOTAL HATE CRIMES000000000000
ARRESTS            
Illegal weapons possession000000000101
Drug law violations001100000213
Liquor law violations000000000022
SUBTOTAL ARRESTS001100000336
DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS            
Illegal weapons possession010100000000
Drug law violations000000000000
Liquor law violations000000000101
SUBTOTAL DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS010100000101
TOTALS ALL OFFENSES3159121406410


* 2008 Sex Offenses-Forcible   (on-campus) - incident occurred at main campus parking lot, domestic dispute

* 2009 Sex Offenses-Forcible  (non-campus) - incident occurred at Laurel College Center, individuals were former acquaintances

** 2010 Sex Offenses-Forcible (on-campus) - two reports of unwanted touching for the same individual; disciplinary action taken

*** 2010 Robbery (on-campus) - non-HCC persons met in parking lot to sell video game advertised on Craig's list; buyer robbed seller

*** 2010 Robbery (public property) - robbery occurred off-campus; suspects fled and ran into college property while victims followed and reported incident

**** 2009 Aggravated Assault (public property) - incident occurred off campus at adjacent property along Little Patuxent Parkway

**** 2010 Aggravated Assault (on-campus) - non HCC person skateboarding in garage was approached by campus security officers and became combative, swinging skateboard at officers