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Howard College

Also known as Howard County Junior College

1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX

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Howard College is an institute of higher learning located in the Texas town of Big Spring. Currently, Howard College serves a student body of a little over 4600 which is divided between about 1500 full time students and some 3100 part time students.

Howard College offers affordable prices for its services. In-state students can expect to pay about $2700 a year for their classes, while out of state tuition amounts to an annual cost of roughly $4100.

Howard College offers many student resources including help with applying for financial aid. Students can rest easy with Howard College’s 101 guide to financial aid.

Among the academic programs offered at Howard College are majors as diverse as business/office automation technology and data entry, marketing and marketing management, communication studies, computer and information services security, general human development and family studies, general health and physical education, and many, many more.

Howard College offers a number of quality varsity sports programs, including baseball, softball, basketball, and even rodeo for the aspiring cattle wranglers of the athletic world.

Prospective students will be pleased to learn that Howard College offers both on campus housing and meal program plans, which cover up to 19 meals per week, greatly cutting down the amount of ramen noodles students will need to rely on to stave off hunger. Another feature of Howard College is the professional daycare service it provides for students who have small children.

To learn more about the programs and services that are available to students of Howard College, visit their website here.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $2,300-$2,800
    • Out-of-State: $5,200-$6,204
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $67-$80 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $160-$190 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid88%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships86%$5,088
Receiving Student Loans15%$3,829
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Howard College may provide services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • Day care for children

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how this school compares against other community colleges in Howard County and community colleges in Texas as a whole.

 Howard County Junior CollegeHoward CountyTexas
Graduation Rate18.2%13.4%16.5%
Transfer-out Rate18.6%18.2%20.8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Howard College

  • Dental Hygienist Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1982)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1978)
    • Find all the other nursing programs in Texas

Campus: San Angelo

  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2009)
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Howard College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
nan%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
88%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
15:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$3,620