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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,170 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Enrolled Students
51.3% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
105 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at Howard College is $3,720, which is $498 more than the national median in-state tuition of $3,222. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $5,170, which is 138% of the cost for in-state students, and is $1,766 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $6,936.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,267.

In 2016, 64% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 9% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Howard College has a total enrollment of 2,121 students. The full-time enrollment at Howard College is 1,088 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,033. This means that 51.3% of students enrolled at Howard College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Howard College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.4% Hispanic or Latino, 42.5% White, 3.87% Black or African American, 2.78% Two or More Races, 0.8% Asian, 0.28% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.19% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Howard College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (15.6%), followed by White Female (12.9%) and White Male (9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 155 more women than men graduated from Howard College. The majority of students graduating from Howard College are White. These 241 graduates mean that there were 1.04 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 232 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Howard College is General Studies with 189 graduates, followed by General Business with 27 graduates and Registered Nursing with 23 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Howard College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Liberal Arts & Humanities, with 189 graduates, followed by Agriculture with 10 graduates and Engineering Technologies with 23 graduates.


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Howard College has an endowment valued at nearly $5.18M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $38,053 (0.74%), compared to the 0.69% average return ($21,444 on $3.12M) across all Associate's Colleges.

In 2015, Howard College had a total expenditure of $33M. Of that $33M, they spent $14M on salaries and $5.14M on benefits.

Howard College employs 66 Instructors, 33 Assistant professors, and 20 Associate professors. Most academics at Howard College are Male Instructors (36), Female Instructors (30), and Male Assistant professors (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Howard College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 45 employees, Management, with 39 employees, and Service with 24 employees.



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