Howard College

Big Spring, TX 79720
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Howard College is located in Big Spring, Texas. This school was established back in 1945 and it currently serves a little bit over 4600 students. Howard College offers students 41 majors in 17 different programs. Students will be able to pursue associate’s degrees at this school and will also have many certificate opportunities to consider. This college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Howard College is also known for having a good athletic department. The school competes in region 5 of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). There are various mens and womens team sports available as well as cheerleading.

Howard College nursing students can pursue associate’s degrees in nursing at this school as well as certificates in vocational nursing. There is an LVN-to-RN transition track designed for current LVNs who want to move up to become RNs. The nursing program at this school is approved by the Texas State Board of Nursing. It also has the approval of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students4,264
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate41%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 6 26
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 5 29
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 100%
  • NCLEX-RN: 97.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1955 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1978 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$67/credit
In State Students$112/credit
Out of State Students$159/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $3,015 $5,040 $7,155
ADN 70 $4,690 $7,840 $11,130
BSN 125 $8,375 $14,000 $19,875
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 89% of Howard College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 51% $4,510
Other Federal Grant 5% $474
State Grant & Scholarships 38% $2,078
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 41% $3,904
Federal Student Loans 18% $3,916
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$5,239
$30,001 to $48,000$4,961
$48,001 to $75,000$8,077
$75,001 to $110,000$10,130
Over $110,000$11,138

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.
Howard College
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

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