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Ready and Successful Students

Increase four-year graduation, transfer and completion rates to 55% by 2020


FY22 Actual

FY21 Actual

Objective Description

Howard Community College (HCC) strives to ensure that all students who enter the institution with the goal of achieving a degree or transferring are successful. In addition, HCC complies with the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) revisions and the College and Career Readiness and College Completion Act (CCCRA). This includes closing the performance gaps as needed for Black, Asian, and Hispanic students.

Trend Analysis

HCC has exceeded its degrees and certifications FY20 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. 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 experiences.
  • 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

Target = 59

Detailed Analysis

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