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 Howard College

Howard College - Big Spring, TX

1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, Texas 79720

General information:(432)264-5000
Website:
Type:2-Year,Public
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:Town: Remote
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:4,478( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:15 to 1
Admissions
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Medium
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $1,712 $1,712 $2,012 -15%
Out-of-state $2,824 $2,832 $4,332 -35%
Books and supplies $800 $1,100 $1,113 -1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $3,984 $4,096 $4,096 0%
Other $2,330 $2,430 $2,358 3%
Off Campus
Room and board $5,093 $5,195 $5,195 0%
Other $4,220 $4,320 $4,271 1%
Off Campus with Family
Other $1,875 $1,975 $1,898 4%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $8,826 $9,338 $9,579 0%
Off Campus $11,825 $12,327 $12,591 0%
Off Campus with Family $4,387 $4,787 $5,023 -20%
Out-of-state
On Campus $9,938 $10,458 $11,899 -9%
Off Campus $12,937 $13,447 $14,911 -7%
Off Campus with Family $5,499 $5,907 $7,343 -29%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $2,256
In-state fees $212
Out-of-state tuition $3,376
Out-of-state fees $212
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 377 88% --
Grant or scholarship aid 352 82% $1,675,580 $4,760
Federal grants 253 59% $1,168,068 $4,617
Pell grants 252 59% $1,159,686 $4,602
Other federal grants 19 4% $8,382 $441
State/local government grant or scholarships 93 22% $113,667 $1,222
Institutional grants or scholarships 127 30% $393,845 $3,101
Student loan aid 82 19% $281,367 $3,431
Federal student loans 82 19% $281,367 $3,431
Other student loans Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,692 37% $4,857,474 $2,871
Pell grants 919 20% $3,408,710 $3,709
Federal student loans 432 9% $1,765,197 $4,086

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $3,330 $3,078 $4,800
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $2,615 $2,519 $3,792
$30,001 - $48,000 $3,350 $2,612 $4,746
$48,001 - $75,000 $4,672 $4,710 $6,657
$75,001 - $110,000 $5,203 $4,738 $8,421
$110,001 and more $7,171 $6,854 $9,598

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 4,478
Undergraduate enrollment 4,478
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,074
Graduate enrollment 0
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 26 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NJCAA Division IMenWomen
Baseball 38-
Basketball 1213
Rodeo 1510
Softball -20

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1955 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

01/15/2009 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

12/02/1982 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

01/01/1978 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations11 1
Liquor law violations001
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 110
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 030
Aggravated assault 101
Burglary 1000
Motor vehicle theft 110
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 020
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 300
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate23.8%
Number in default97
Number in repayment407

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00357400

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agricultural Business and Management, General02-
Agriculture, General7--
Category total72-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1--
Category total1--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting9-4
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General002
Business/Commerce, General18-16
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry--2
Marketing/Marketing Management, General000
Category total27024
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric2--
Category total2--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General13014
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance--1
Category total13015
Education Colleges
Education, General0--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching4--
Secondary Education and Teaching4--
Category total8--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General603
Industrial Technology/Technician0100
Category total6103
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Adult Development and Aging000
Child Development0-7
Human Development and Family Studies, General1000
Category total1007
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation000
Category total000
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist16--
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)100
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician4-0
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-077
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist000
Medical/Clinical Assistant--3
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer8--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse21--
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist5--
Surgical Technology/Technologist0-6
Category total55086
History Colleges
History, General0--
Category total0--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Corrections1-0
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration1--
Criminal Justice/Police Science0-15
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies20-0
Category total22-15
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies0--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies137-129
Category total137-129
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General1--
Category total1--
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor001
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General1-42
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist-00
Category total1043
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General0--
Category total0--
Social Sciences Colleges
Social Sciences, General0--
Category total0--
Grand total29012322