Howard Community College

Columbia, MD 21044
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Howard Community College is one of the sixteen public 2-year colleges in Maryland. The campus is located in an urban area, in Columbia.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 9,476 students attend the school. Every year 19% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

HCC's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $5,256, and fees were $624. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $6,336 and $624 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students9,476
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2-year
TypePublic
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate69%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 13 123
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 6
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 100%
  • NCLEX-RN: 88.3%

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1975 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
ACEN
12/01/1974 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
ACEN
10/01/1998 - Current

Admission

100%

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).

Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates --

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$136/credit
In State Students$219/credit
Out of State Students$264/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 $6,120 $9,855 $11,880
ADN 70 $9,520 $15,330 $18,480
BSN 125 $17,000 $27,375 $33,000
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, 57% of Howard Community 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 40% $4,291
Other Federal Grant 5% $390
State Grant & Scholarships 13% $1,170
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 29% $1,354
Federal Student Loans 12% $5,014
Private Loans -- $4,497

$10,050

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$9,017
$30,001 to $48,000$9,580
$48,001 to $75,000$11,459
$75,001 to $110,000$13,699
Over $110,000$14,810

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Student Population

9,476

Undergrads

0

Graduates

5,285

Women

4,191

Men

36%

Full-time

64%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
34%
Black/African American
30%
Asian
12%
Hispanic
10%
Two or more races
5%
Non-resident alien
5%
Race/ethnicity unknown
3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Maryland state board of nursing.

Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044
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