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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
OFFENSES201120122013Sub201120122013Sub201120122013Sub
CRIMINAL OFFENSES            
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter000000000000
Negligent Manslaughter000000000000
Sex Offenses - Forcible *010100000000
Sex Offenses - Non-Forcible000000000000
Robbery000000000000
Aggravated Assault **010100001001
Burglary000000000000
Motor Vehicle Theft000011020000
Arson***001100000000

Domestic Violence

NA

NA

0

0

NA

NA

0

0

NA

NA

0

0

Dating Violence****

NA

NA

2

2

NA

NA

0

0

NA

NA

0

0

Sexual Assault

NA

NA

0

0

NA

NA

0

0

NA

NA

0

0

Stalking

NA

NA

0

0

NA

NA

0

0

NA

NA

0

0

SUBTOTAL CRIMINAL OFFENSES023511021001
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 possession000000000000
Drug law violations101200000000
Liquor law violations011200000000
SUBTOTAL ARRESTS112400000000
DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS            
Illegal weapons possession000000000000
Drug law violations110200000000
Liquor law violations200200000000
SUBTOTAL DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS310400000000
TOTALS ALL OFFENSES4451311021001


* 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
                                                                  second incident: female student reported harassment by boyfriend (non-HCC student); report taken and investigated by Public Safety

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