Howard College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,310
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$6,228
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
10.4%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
3,674
27.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
24.6%
101 Graduates

About

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

In 2020, 563 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Howard College. 70% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (278 degrees), 1.22 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (228 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Howard College is $2,310, which is $−5,670 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Howard College is $2,310, which is $−5,670 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,228.

In 2020, 71% of undergraduate students attending Howard College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 9% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,310
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Howard College was $2,310. The cost of tuition at Howard College is $−5,670 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$6,228
2020 Value
23.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Howard College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,228. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Howard College grew by 23.4%.

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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

$5,722
Room and Board
$1,655
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Howard College was of $5,722 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,655. The cost of room and board increased by 1.63% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 32.1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

71%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
9%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

71% of undergraduate students at Howard College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 4.41% with respect to 2019, when 68% 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.
10.4%
2018 Default Rate
37
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Howard College was 10.4%, which represents 37 out of the 355 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 College has a total enrollment of 3,674 students. The full-time enrollment at Howard College is 1,001 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,673. This means that 27.2% of students enrolled at Howard College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Howard College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.3% Hispanic or Latino, 42.9% White, 2.75% Black or African American, 2.45% Two or More Races, 1.06% Asian, 0.381% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0817% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Howard College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (38.2%), followed by White Female (21.4%) and White Male (17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

27.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Howard College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,674 students. The full-time enrollment at Howard College is 1,001 and the part-time enrollment is 2,673. This means that 27.2% of students enrolled at Howard College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%
2020 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 College was 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Howard College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,810
  2. White
    1,576
  3. Black or African American
    101

The enrolled student population at Howard College is 49.3% Hispanic or Latino, 42.9% White, 2.75% Black or African American, 2.45% Two or More Races, 1.06% Asian, 0.381% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0817% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 10 students (0.272%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 225 more women than men received degrees from Howard College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Howard College is hispanic or latino (278 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (228 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Howard College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (14 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (22 degrees), and Agriculture (9 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 College are Police officers (128,029 people), Other managers (107,830 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (96,113 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (41,266 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (40,166 people).

The most specialized majors at Howard College are Precision Production (14 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (22 degrees), Agriculture (9 degrees), Protective Services (29 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (25 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 College are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Skincare specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Howard College are Precision Production (14 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (22 degrees), Agriculture (9 degrees), Protective Services (29 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (25 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 College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (311,107 people), Elementary & secondary schools (188,884 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (90,625 people), Construction (74,688 people), and Computer Systems Design (72,206 people).

The most specialized majors at Howard College are Precision Production (14 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (22 degrees), Agriculture (9 degrees), Protective Services (29 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (25 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 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 College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

169
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
394
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 169 degrees were awarded to men at Howard College, which is 0.429 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (394).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 38 degrees were awarded to men at Howard College in General Studies, which is 0.487 times less than the 78 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 78 degrees were awarded to women at Howard College in General Studies, which is 2.05 times more than the 38 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
24%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 15% of students graduating from Howard College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 24% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 27% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Howard College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    278 degrees awarded
  2. White
    228 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Howard College is hispanic or latino (278 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (228 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    200 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    161 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    78 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Howard College is hispanic or latino female (200 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (161 degrees).

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Operations

Howard College has an endowment valued at nearly $6.57M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $156k (2.37%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Howard College had a total salary expenditure of $38.1M. Howard College employs 59 Instructors, 27 Associate professors, and 25 Assistant professors. Most academics at Howard College are Female Instructors (32), Male Instructors(27), and Female Associate professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Howard College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 51 employees, Management, with 42 employees, and Service with 31 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.57M
2020 Endowment
7.62%
growth from 2019

Howard College has an endowment valued at about $6.57M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Howard College grew 7.62% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.14M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.14M - Federal
  2. $86.7k - State
  3. $61.7k - Local

As of 2020, Howard College received $2.14M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $86.7k from state grants and contracts, and $61.7k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$15M
2020 Salaries
3.08%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Howard College paid a median of $15M in salaries, which represents 39.3% of their overall expenditure ($38.1M) and a 3.08% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.33% growth from 2018 and a 9.31% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.68M
Instructional Salaries
117
Number of Employees

In 2020, Howard College paid a total of $5.68M to 117 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
59 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
51 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Howard College were Instructor with 59 employees; Associate professor with 27 employees; and Associate professor with 25 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Howard College were Office and Administrative Support with 51 employees; Management with 42 employees; and Service with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Howard College was Female Instructor with 32 employees, Male Instructor with 27 employees, and Female Associate professor with 15 employees.

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

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