Howard Community College
Are you interested to learn more about the Howard Community College? At Howard Community College, students pursue a variety of educational goals. They may be getting a 2-year college degree, starting a 4-year degree at Howard Community College and transferring elsewhere, entering a new career, sharpening job skills, or pursuing personal interests.
Opened in 1970 as Maryland’s 14th community college, Howard Community College has become an integral part of life for Howard County residents: Over 14,000 credit students pursue degree or career programs in a fiscal year, nearly half of all Howard County undergraduates attend HCC, 1 of 4 Howard County high school graduating seniors enrolls at HCC, over 15,000 study business training, basic skills, and other Continuing Education courses, and tens of thousands visit the art galleries, attend Rep Stage and other performing arts in the Horowitz Center, watch HCC-TV, and marvel at the Howard Community College equestrian Grand Prix. No wonder surveys show that more Howard County residents named HCC as the first college that comes to mind. HCC’s dedicated faculty earn top ratings from students and the college’s overall commitment to excellence has garnered numerous recognitions and awards.
As of fall 2012, 66 percent of credit students majored in transfer programs, top 5 transfer program areas by enrollment: Arts & Sciences, General Studies, Nursing, Business Administration, Engineering, and Top 5 occupational programs include: Information Technology, Radiologic Technology, Business Management, EMT/Paramedic, Culinary Management. HCC offers students in-county tuition at $124 per credit and a consolidated fee of 16.75 percent. The Pay for College web page offers information to help determine an approximation of the expected costs and available options for payment. Meanwhile, in FY12, HCC processed more than $20.7 million in funding to assist more than 4,300 students. Funding includes grants, scholarships, loans, and employment.
When you register for a credit course at Howard Community College, a personal HCC student email account is automatically created for you. Your HCC email address is the official email address for communication with the college. Make sure you check your email regularly. Students are expected to read all information received at their HCC email account; don't miss out on important information such as dates and deadlines, financial aid information, graduation notifications, and campus activities. Be sure to delete unwanted emails and empty the Deleted Items Folder to ensure you can send and receive email. You are expected to adhere to all college procedures and guidelines while using your email. Howard Community College will make every effort to ensure the privacy of your student record. HCC encourages you to use this account to communicate with your instructors and classmates as well as to receive notification of upcoming college events and activities. You can read and send email from any computer with Internet access.
Apply now using the Admissions Application, if you are a new student, transfer student or a student who attended HCC two years ago or more.