Howard Community College Outperforms Local and National Comparators by 200%

Howard Community College (HCC) in the state of Maryland, is an open-access, public community college offering associate degrees and certificates, as well as workforce development training and continuing education classes.


  • With a mission of providing pathways to success, HCC has consistently outperformed its local and national comparators for attainment of associate degrees and certificates by more than 200%.
  • HCC tripled its graduation rates for Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino first-time-to-college students within two years of entry.
  • The graduate placement rate for health sciences students is 100% for seven out of eight of HCC’s health sciences programs.
  • HCC’s full-time-equivalent enrollment growth, which impacts state funding of the college, is the best in the state over the last 10 years.
  • HCC has committed to reducing its emissions and has saved the college $74,280 over a six-year period

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