Howard College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,310

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$5,894

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

17.1%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

4,264

28.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

23%

87 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 2017, 561 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Howard College. 65.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (257 degrees), 1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (257 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Howard College is $2,310, which is $-5,104 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Howard College is $2,310, which is $-5,104 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,894.

In 2017, 64% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 11% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,310

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Howard College was $2,310. The cost of tuition at Howard College is $-5,104 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$5,894

2017 Value

38.1%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Howard College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,894. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Howard College grew by 38.1%.

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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

$5,290

Room and Board

$1,219

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Howard College was of $5,290 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,219. The cost of room and board increased by 0.0946% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.164% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

64%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

11%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

64% of undergraduate students at Howard College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 64% 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.

17.1%

2016 Default Rate

58

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Howard College was 17.1%, which represents 58 out of the 339 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 4,264 students. The full-time enrollment at Howard College is 1,230 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,034. This means that 28.8% of students enrolled at Howard College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Howard College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.8% Hispanic or Latino, 42.3% White, 3.31% Black or African American, 2.11% Two or More Races, 1.08% Asian, 0.375% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0469% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Howard College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (34.6%), followed by White Female (24.5%) and White Male (15.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

28.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Howard College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,264 students. The full-time enrollment at Howard College is 1,230 and the part-time enrollment is 3,034. This means that 28.8% of students enrolled at Howard College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

41%

2017 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 41%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), 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

    2,123

  2. White

    1,805

  3. Black or African American

    141

The enrolled student population at Howard College is 49.8% Hispanic or Latino, 42.3% White, 3.31% Black or African American, 2.11% Two or More Races, 1.08% Asian, 0.375% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0469% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 16 students (0.375%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 169 more women than men received degrees from Howard College. The majority of degree recipients at Howard College are hispanic or latino (257 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (257 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 Liberal Arts & Humanities (231 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (34 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (41 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 Registered nurses (1,308,104 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (152,062 people), Medical & health services managers (141,492 people), Other managers (139,115 people), and Pharmacists (130,292 people).

The most specialized majors at Howard College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (231 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (34 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (41 degrees), Protective Services (22 degrees), and Health (131 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 Physicians, Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Podiatrists, and Marketing managers

The most specialized majors at Howard College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (231 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (34 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (41 degrees), Protective Services (22 degrees), and Health (131 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 General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,456,359 people), Elementary & secondary schools (370,375 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (325,284 people), Outpatient care centers (211,744 people), and Offices of physicians (195,643 people).

The most specialized majors at Howard College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (231 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (34 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (41 degrees), Protective Services (22 degrees), and Health (131 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 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Howard College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 196

  2. 365

In 2017, 196 degrees were awarded to men at Howard College, which is 0.537 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (365).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 77 degrees were awarded to men at Howard College in General Studies, which is 0.5 times less than the 154 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 154 degrees were awarded to women at Howard College in General Studies, which is 2 times more than the 77 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%

100% Completion Time

25%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 15% of students graduating from Howard College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Howard College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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

    257 degrees awarded

  2. White

    257 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Howard College is hispanic or latino (257 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (257 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    180 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    167 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    90 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Howard College is hispanic or latino female (180 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (167 degrees).

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Operations

Howard College has an endowment valued at nearly $5.42M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $41.6k (0.768%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Howard College had a total salary expenditure of $32.7M. Howard College employs 68 Instructors, 32 Assistant professors, and 18 Associate professors. Most academics at Howard College are Male Instructors (38), Female Instructors(30), and Male Assistant professors (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Howard College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 48 employees, Management, with 42 employees, and Service with 25 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.42M

2017 Endowment

12.2%

growth from 2016

Howard College has an endowment valued at about $5.42M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Howard College grew 12.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.76M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.74M - Federal

  2. $89.7k - State

  3. $98k - Local

As of 2017, Howard College received $1.74M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $89.7k from state grants and contracts, and $98k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$12.9M

2017 Salaries

1.4%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Howard College paid a median of $12.9M in salaries, which represents 39.5% of their overall expenditure ($32.7M) and a 1.4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.49% decline from 2015 and a 3.27% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.84M

Instructional Salaries

125

Number of Employees

In 2017, Howard College paid a total of $5.84M to 125 employees working as instructors, which represents 45.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.95M (28.7%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

68 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

48 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Howard College were Instructor with 68 employees; Assistant professor with 32 employees; and Assistant professor with 18 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Howard College were Office and Administrative Support with 48 employees; Management with 42 employees; and Service with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Instructor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Howard College was Male Instructor with 38 employees, Female Instructor with 30 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 17 employees.

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

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