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Howard Community College(HCC) is located in the heart of Howard County on 120 wooded acres in Columbia. Just 20 minutes from Baltimore and 30 minutes from Washington, D.C., Columbia offers a long list of amenities for its residents. Similarly, HCC offers a wide range of academic choices and extracurricular activities for its students.

According to the school's catalogue, more than 5,000 students pursue studies at HCC that lead to transfers to four-year colleges or immediate employment upon graduation. One-third of these students are full-time and more than half of those are women. An additional 12,000 part-time students take day, evening, weekend or summer courses for personal or professional development rather than seek degrees.

Forty-three percent of Howard County residents enrolled in undergraduate study are enrolled at HCC. By contrast, only 12 percent of Howard Countians attend the University of Maryland, College Park; 11 percent attend the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and just 7 percent enroll at Towson University, according to HCC.

More than 500 courses are offered, and of the 40 majors, general studies, business administration and nursing are the most popular. Others include accounting, alcohol/drug abuse counseling, art, biomedical technology, cardiovascular technology, computer science, criminal justice/law enforcement administration, education, engineering, fashion merchandising, health education, music, nuclear medical technology, photography, physical sciences, psychology, retail management and telecommunications.

Contact info:
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044
Tel. (410) 772-4856


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