College Deliberately: Howard College

Howard College is a small, public, two-year College that emphasizes career, culture and character located in the town of Big Spring, TX. It is known for Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, General Studies and Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

Howard College

place 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX 79720
phone Phone: (432) 264-5000
web Web: https://www.howardcollege.edu/
  • Howard College is also known as:
    Howard College, Howard County Junior College


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Howard College Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Accredited 1955-01-01 2027-06-08
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Student Centeredness

5.5 of 10
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Students with disabilities:
Less than 3% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
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Associate degree
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Howard College is in NJCAA Division I. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Baseball Men’s 44
Softball Women’s 21
Rodeo Men’s 17

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Howard College is open admissions, meaning that the only requirement for admission is a high school diploma or GED equivalent.


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Tuition for Howard College is in the 11 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as inexpensive.
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