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Howard College

Big Spring, TX 2-Year Public
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About Howard College

Howard College Overview

Howard College is a public, state school in a small town setting in Big Spring, Texas. Howard College was founded in 1945 and enrolls 3,674 undergrads and no graduate students. Howard College offers on-campus housing for up to 250 students. The majority of students live on campus. On the weekends, about 5% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by August 31.

Student Involvement at Howard College

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Howard College's theater groups.

Howard College does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Howard College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Howard College on the Student Life page.

2022 Howard College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $3,720
Out-of-State $5,170

Is Howard College a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what Howard College offers and if the school might be a good choice for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Howard College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 54% of students who start at Howard College come back for their second year of college. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Howard College Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Howard College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Howard College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Howard College's endowment was valued at $1.2 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Howard College spends about $1,636 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Howard College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Howard College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Howard College.

Based on this information, does Howard College seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Howard College a good school for you?

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Where is Howard College?

Howard College is located in the small town setting of Big Spring, Texas.

If you want to see Howard College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 20 to Big Spring, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Midland International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Howard College and Big Spring are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1001 Birdwell Lane Big Spring, TX 79720

Campus Setting: Small Town

Howard College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Howard College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Howard College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Howard College ACT Scores

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Howard College SAT Scores

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Howard College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$9,010

In State

$10,460

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$3,720
$5,170
Fees
$250
$250
Housing
$5,040
$5,040
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at Howard College is like? There are approximately 3,674 students enrolled at Howard College. 27% percent of students attend school full-time.

27%

Full Time

73%

Part Time

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,674

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

$3,970

Out-of-State

$5,420

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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