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Howard Community College

Columbia, MD 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate90%
Acceptance Rate90%

About Columbia Community College

Howard Community College Overview

Howard Community College is a public, state school in a suburban setting in Columbia, Maryland. Columbia Community College was founded in 1966 and the school presently has around 8,080 students a year, which includes 8,080 undergraduate students.

Student Activities at Columbia Community College

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Columbia Community College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Columbia Community College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Columbia Community College does not have any greek life opportunties.

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

2022 Columbia Community College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 90%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 6.2%
In-State Tuition $6,168
Out-of-State $7,728
Percent of Need Met 22%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $4,024

Is Columbia Community College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better sense of what Columbia Community College offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Howard Community College

Columbia Community College is not competitive to get into. Around 90% of applicants get into Columbia Community College each year. Out of 4,520 applications received in 2022, 4,055 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Columbia Community 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.

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 Outcomes for Columbia Community College Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

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

Tuition and Financial Aid at Columbia Community College

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

Columbia Community College meets 22% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Columbia Community College full-time are awarded $4,024 a year in financial aid, on average.

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

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Columbia Community College.

Based on this information, how does Columbia Community College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Columbia Community College a good school for you?

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Where is Howard Community College Located?

Columbia Community College is located in the suburban setting of Columbia, Maryland, in the suburbs of Baltimore and Washington and DC.

If you want to see Columbia Community College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Columbia, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall.

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

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College Info

10901 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD 21044-3197

Campus Setting: Suburban

Columbia Community College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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

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

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Columbia Community College Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Columbia Community College is like? There are approximately 8,080 students enrolled at Columbia Community College. 29% percent of students attend school full-time, 98% percent are from MD and 2% percent of students are from other states.


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