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Howard Community College Educational Foundation

Benefits to the Community

Giving Makes A Difference

Rarely is there an opportunity to significantly impact our entire community.  At Howard Community College, such opportunities present themselves on a regular basis in the form of the dreams and aspirations of our students.  Through your involvement with the HCC Educational Foundation, you can become a vital participant in making dreams a reality and your community a more vital place.

  • More than 30,000 students annually enroll in HCC’s credit and non-credit programs
  • Nearly 74% of HCC students remain and work in the community after completing their educational program and contribute to the local economy
  • Students boost their earning power through their HCC education, resulting in a 21% return on their tuition and college costs. Students earning a two-year degree at HCC will earn $457,200 more than someone with a high school diploma or GED
  • HCC pumps about $401.5 million annually into the local community
  • For every $1 allocated to HCC, state and local government see a 7% return in the form of higher tax receipts and lower social costs (e.g., better health care and less incarceration)
  • Support for HCC ensures outreach to under-served populations and expanded access to postsecondary education in Howard County
  • Approximately 500 employers recruit at HCC each year
  • HCC partners with hundreds of organizations including hospitals, businesses and government
  • 175,000 people attend HCC’s visual and performing arts, youth programs, cultural events, career fairs, and other public service activities
  • HCC offers over 180 degree program options and certificates that are preparing students for direct entrance to workforce or preparation for transfer to area colleges and universities
  • HCC offers award winning quality, evidenced by receiving the prestigious U.S. Senate Productivity Award
  • HCC has been designated as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015!
Please contact Missy Mattey at the HCC Educational Foundation if you are ready to make a difference.



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