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 2011 who graduated or transferred to a Maryland public or independent four-year institution within three years was 28.5 percent, with 13.5 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.
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
* 2012 Sex Offenses-Forcible (on-campus) - two special needs women, one touched the other's buttocks; investigated by Public Safety
** 2012 Aggravated Assault (on-campus) - HCC employees, needles placed in chair caused bodily injury; criminal investigation conducted
2011 Aggravated Assault (public property) - incident occurred off campus at adjacent property along Hickory Ridge Road
*** 2013 Arson (on-campus) - fire started in toilet and trash can in HR building, third floor, women's restroom; Fire Marshal determination of arson; investigated by local law enforcement
**** 2013 Dating Violence (on-campus) - first incident: female student reported harassment by her partner on-campus and off-campus; referred to Counseling and Student Conduct; agreed to mediation
NOTE: 2013 Arrests, Drug Law and Liquor Law Violations - county police followed vehicles onto campus; non-HCC related; two different incidents, one individual arrested for drug violation, the other for DUI