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HCC Demographics & Diversity

Columbia, Maryland

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at HCC are predominantly White with a sizeable Black population. The school has very high racial diversity. 63% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Howard Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 37%
Black 29%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 12%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 5%
Race Unknown 2%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 34% more female students than male students enrolled at Howard Community College with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, HCC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Howard Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for Howard Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,941
Women 5,270

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

HCC serves a very low number of students outside of Maryland, with 93 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Howard Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 93%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 6%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$91,220 per year

38% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
9,211
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 34.4%
Part time Undergrads 60.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=162779 IPEDS survey data for Howard Community College.