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10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia MD, 21044
Laurel College Center
312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 205
Laurel, MD 20707
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6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia MD 21046
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Mission and Strategic Plan

Our guiding principles at HCC. 

Our mission, vision, and values provide guidance on how we should operate and the priorities we hold most dear. Understanding our mission, vision, and values is the mark of an excellent organization.


Providing pathways to success


A place to discover greatness in yourself and others


Service and Sustainability
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Strategic Plan

Every five years, Howard Community College engages members of the external and internal communities to collaborate on the development of a strategic plan. As a result of this process - outlined in greater detail below - the college has adopted three strategic goals:

Strategic Goals (2021-2025):

  • Student success, completion, and lifelong learning
  • Organizational excellence
  • Building and sustaining partnerships

Commission on the Future

The Commission on the Future unites approximately 50 internal and 50 external community members in evaluating the economic, cultural, and educational climate of Howard County and considering how we can best serve the current and future needs of the county. The work of the Commission on the Future shapes the college's strategic plan, as well as future program and service offerings.

More information about the commission:

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