Howard Community College

10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044-3197

About Howard Community College

Howard Community College is classified as a public Associate’s college located within a suburban environment. This college is considered a single-campus institution, and all requirements for an associate’s degree can be completed at one primary campus location. This large two-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 5,000 to 9,999 students. This institution awards associate’s degrees and no bachelor’s degrees. According to data for fall enrollment, up to 60% of undergraduates are enrolled part-time. Enrollment data shows that only undergraduates are enrolled at this two-year associate’s degree granting institution.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate8,778
Student Age% Under 2562%
 % 25 and Over38%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time39%
 % Part-time61%
Race/Ethnicity% White50.0%
 % Black23.4%
 % Asian10.2%
 % Latino4.5%
 % Native American0.6%
 % Race Unknown6.6%
 % International student5%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesNO
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingSuburb
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyAdvertising
Art Degrees OfferedProfessional Certificate
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionYes
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptNot applicable
 High School RankingNot applicable
 College Prep CoursesNot applicable
 Letter of RecommendationNot applicable
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNot applicable
 Admissions ExaminationNot applicable
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Not applicable
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT0%

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$25
 In-State Tuition & Fees$6,553
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$7,903
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid40%
 % Undergraduates with Loans10%
 % Undergraduates with Grants31%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,600
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$12,060
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,350
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$10,256

Neighborhood Data for the Columbia Area

Median Age37.3
Median Household Income$95,696
Total Population100,175
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total48.2% 51.8%
 Age 0-950.0%50.0%
 Age 10-1752.5%47.5%
 Age 18-2452.4%47.6%
 Age 25-2948.4%51.6%
 Age 30-3947.2%52.8%
Race/Ethnicity% White57.8%
 % Black25.3%
 % Asian10.3%
 % Latino7.6%
 % Native American0.2%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)2.9%


On Campus Housing ProvidedNo
Meal Plan ProvidedNo
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$12,060
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$1,258
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50025.1%9.3%1.8%
 $500 to $7490.0%2.5%0.0%
 $750 to $9995.0%11.1%9.3%
 Over $100069.8%77.0%83.2%
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