Howard Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,672
1.49% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$10,050
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
12.6%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
9,476
36.1% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
19.2%
201 Graduates

About

Howard Community College is a higher education institution located in Howard County, MD. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Howard Community College were .

In 2017, 1,306 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Howard Community College. 57.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (567 degrees), 2.02 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (280 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Howard Community College is $3,672, which is $-3,742 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Howard Community College is $3,672, which is $-3,742 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,050.

In 2017, 41% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 12% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,672
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Howard Community College was $3,672. The cost of tuition at Howard Community College is $-3,742 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$10,050
2017 Value
31.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Howard Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,050. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Howard Community College grew by 31.3%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,542
Room and Board
$2,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Howard Community College was of $15,542 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,400. The cost of room and board increased by 17.2% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 20% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

41%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
12%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

41% of undergraduate students at Howard Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 5.13% with respect to 2016, when 39% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
12.6%
2016 Default Rate
104
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Howard Community College was 12.6%, which represents 104 out of the 823 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Howard Community College has a total enrollment of 9,476 students. The full-time enrollment at Howard Community College is 3,418 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,058. This means that 36.1% of students enrolled at Howard Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Howard Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.7% White, 30% Black or African American, 11.8% Asian, 10.3% Hispanic or Latino, 5.2% Two or More Races, 0.306% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.264% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Howard Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (16.9%), followed by White Female (15.5%) and Black or African American Female (14.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

36.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Howard Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,476 students. The full-time enrollment at Howard Community College is 3,418 and the part-time enrollment is 6,058. This means that 36.1% of students enrolled at Howard Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Howard Community College was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Howard Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,191
  2. Black or African American
    2,843
  3. Asian
    1,118

The enrolled student population at Howard Community College is 33.7% White, 30% Black or African American, 11.8% Asian, 10.3% Hispanic or Latino, 5.2% Two or More Races, 0.306% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.264% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 324 students (3.42%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 202 more women than men received degrees from Howard Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Howard Community College are white (567 degrees awarded). There were 2.02 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (280 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Howard Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Howard Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (765 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (23 degrees), and Health (243 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Howard Community College are Registered nurses (1,319,630 people), Software developers (776,535 people), Other managers (474,025 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (337,541 people), and Civil engineers (236,855 people).

The most specialized majors at Howard Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (765 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (23 degrees), Health (243 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (44 degrees), and Engineering (37 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Howard Community College are Physicians, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Howard Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (765 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (23 degrees), Health (243 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (44 degrees), and Engineering (37 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Howard Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,551,126 people), Computer Systems Design (905,314 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (434,531 people), Elementary & secondary schools (429,128 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (382,601 people).

The most specialized majors at Howard Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (765 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (23 degrees), Health (243 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (44 degrees), and Engineering (37 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Howard Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Howard Community College was N/A with N/A degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 552
  2. 754

In 2017, 552 degrees were awarded to men at Howard Community College, which is 0.732 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (754).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at Howard Community College by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 239 degrees were awarded to men at Howard Community College in General Studies, which is 0.813 times less than the 294 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 294 degrees were awarded to women at Howard Community College in General Studies, which is 1.23 times more than the 239 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%
100% Completion Time
20%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 7% of students graduating from Howard Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 20% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 28% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Howard Community College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.49% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    567 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    280 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    154 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Howard Community College is white (567 degrees awarded). There were 2.02 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (280 degrees).

1.99% of degree recipients (26 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    303 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    264 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    184 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Howard Community College is white female (303 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (264 degrees).

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Operations

Howard Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $9.14M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $209k (2.28%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Howard Community College had a total salary expenditure of $107M. Howard Community College employs 66 Associate professors, 60 Professors, and 56 Assistant professors. Most academics at Howard Community College are Female Professors (41), Female Associate professors(41), and Female Assistant professors (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Howard Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 106 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 93 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 75 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.14M
2017 Endowment
13%
growth from 2016

Howard Community College has an endowment valued at about $9.14M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Howard Community College grew 13% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.48M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Howard Community College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$52.8M
2017 Salaries
1.62%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Howard Community College paid a median of $52.8M in salaries, which represents 49.5% of their overall expenditure ($107M) and a 1.62% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.86% decline from 2015 and a 5.59% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.2M
Instructional Salaries
199
Number of Employees

In 2017, Howard Community College paid a total of $15.2M to 199 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.95M (28.7%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
66 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
106 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Howard Community College were Associate professor with 66 employees; Professor with 60 employees; and Professor with 56 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Howard Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 106 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 93 employees; and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 75 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Howard Community College was Female Professor with 41 employees, Female Associate professor with 41 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 36 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Howard Community College.

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