Howard College: Ranking & Review

Big Spring
United States
Top 42%

Howard College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)4,2641,6522,612

1,904 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

834 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

Howard College has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Howard College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $4,784 and other expenses per full academic year.

Howard College provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 252 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$3,720$5,170
Fees for full-time undergraduates$250$250
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$112$159

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities231231
Health Professions and Related Programs131131
Personal and Culinary Services4141
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services4141
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields3434
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service2222
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2020
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences77
Biological and Biomedical Sciences77
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies66
Visual and Performing Arts44
English Language and Literature & Letters33
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences22
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Precision Production11
Social Sciences11
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Mathematics and Statistics
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Grand Total561561

A total of 561 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Howard College.

Graduation rate23%28%19%
  • Full-time retention rate - 41%
  • Part-time retention rate - 46%

General info

Alternative namesHoward County Junior College
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff277
Instructional FTE127
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional

Location and Contacts

Address1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, Texas, 79720
United States
Urbanization levelTown: Distant
City population27,000