Increase four-year graduation, transfer and completion rates to 55% by 2020
HCC has exceeded its degrees and certifications FY 2020 benchmark at this time and hopes to continue to reach this number going forward. HCC’s graduation and successful persistence rates are better than the state average; the college is currently ranked first in the state in terms of percentage increase in all awards conferred from FY 2016 to FY 2017. HCC's five-year strategic plan's targets are established with the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). Some targets cannot be updated until enrollment is finalized for the current year or the next MHEC cycle. The college has been on a successful track for the degree/certification completion target, but if enrollment declines, the measure would need to be adjusted accordingly.
- Develop, evaluate and revise program offerings (transfer and career) to meet the needs of students
and the community, provide career opportunities.
- Increase student participation in high-impact academic and specialized student engagement
- Evaluate College and Career Readiness and College Completion Act (CCCRA) requirement to include
credit-bearing mathematics and English within the first 24 credit hours for first-time degree seeking students.
- Actively promote diversity in restricted enrollment and honors programs.
Source: Howard Community College