Statement of Accreditation Status

Howard Community College

  • CEO: Dr. Daria Willis, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Zoe Irvin
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Paul Starkey, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional » Two-year, medium
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1975
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2021
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2028-2029

Contact Information

10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044

(443) 518-1000

www.howardcc.edu/

  • June 24, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note that the institution hosted a virtual site visit in lieu of an on-site visit in accordance with the United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To reaffirm accreditation. To note that a verification visit is required by USDE guidelines and will be conducted within a reasonable period of time following the virtual site visit. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2028-2029.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report process. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • May 2, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at Mount Airy College Center for Health Care Education, 1902 Back Acre Circle, Mount Airy, MD 21771. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • June 27, 2013
    To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • March 7, 2013
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm the inclusion of the additional location at Mt. Airy College Center for Health Care Education, 1902 Back Acre Circle, Mount Airy MD 21771 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the progress report, due April 1, 2013, documenting progress in the development and implementation of a five-year hiring plan to adequately support, within budget projections, institutional goals for academic and student excellence in the context of increasing enrollment (Standard 3). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • May 1, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To provisionally include the additional location at Mt. Airy College Center for Health Care Education, 1902 Back Acre Circle, Mount Airy MD 21771 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of commencing operations at the site. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the additional location. In the event that operations at this site do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To remind the institution of the progress report, due April 1, 2013, documenting progress in the development and implementation of a five-year hiring plan to adequately support, within budget projections, institutional goals for academic and student excellence in the context of increasing enrollment (Standard 3). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • June 23, 2011
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study report and the quality of the self study process. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2013, documenting progress in the development and implementation of a five-year hiring plan to adequately support, within budget projections, institutional goals for academic and student excellence in the context of increasing enrollment (Standard 3). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (< 1 year) Included within the scope
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Additional Location
    James N. Robey Public Safety Training Center
    2200 Scott Wheeler Drive
    Marriottsville, MD 21104
  • Additional Location
    Laurel College Center
    312 Marshall Avenue
    Laurel, MD 20707
  • Other Instructional Site
    Applications and Research Laboratory of Howard County Public School System
    10920 Clarksville Pike
    Ellicott City, Maryland, MD 21042
  • Other Instructional Site
    Atholton High School
    6520 Freetown Road
    Columbia, MD 21044
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bain Center
    5470 Ruth Keeton way
    Columbia, MD 21044
  • Other Instructional Site
    Centennial High School
    4300 Centennial Lane
    Ellicott City, MD 21042
  • Other Instructional Site
    Glenelg High School
    14025 Burntwoods Road
    Glenelg, MD 21737
  • Other Instructional Site
    Hammond High School
    8800 Guilford Road
    Columbia, MD 21046
  • Other Instructional Site
    Howard High School
    8700 Old Annapolis Road
    Ellicott City, MD 21043
  • Other Instructional Site
    Long Reach High School
    6101 Old Dobbin Lane
    Columbia, MD 21045
  • Other Instructional Site
    Marriotts Ridge High School
    12100 Woodford Drive
    Marriottsville, MD 21104
  • Other Instructional Site
    Mt. Hebron High School
    9440 Old Frederick Road (Route 99)
    Ellicott City, MD 21042
  • Other Instructional Site
    Oakland Mills High School
    9410 Kilimanjaro Raod
    Columbia, MD 21045
  • Other Instructional Site
    Reservoir High School
    11550 Scaggsville Road
    Fulton, MD 20759
  • Other Instructional Site
    River Hill High School
    12101 Clarksville Pike (Route 108)
    Clarksville, MD 21029
  • Other Instructional Site
    Wilde Lake High School
    5460 Trumpeter Road
    Columbia, MD 21044

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