Howard College

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Howard College, sometimes referred to as Howard County Junior College, is a 2-year community college located in Big Springs, Texas. While the college’s main campus is in the city of Big Springs, it has several other satellite campuses located across the state. Howard College fosters an open and collegiate environment that allows students and faculty to immerse themselves in the education process and excel in their chosen field of study. Founded in 1945, Howard College is one of the older community colleges in Texas. The college enjoys an active athletics program which includes baseball, basketball (men’s and women’s), rodeo, and cheerleading. Both Howard College students as well as students from other areas come to participate in the college’s sporting events. Howard College maintains an open enrollment policy. Annual tuition for in-state students is just over $2,700 and for out-of-state students it’s roughly $4,200. Howard strives to maintain a positive atmosphere by treating each student as a unique individual. At Howard College the motto is “Education… For Learning, for Earning, For Life!”

General Information

Admission Office

1001 Birdwell Lane

Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5000

Fax: (432) 264-5072

Contact: Donna Merrick

Main Address

1001 Birdwell Lane

Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5000

Total undergrads: 3,573

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 546

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,415


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for health, cosmetology programs.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Business A
Agriculture – General A

Architecture & Related Programs

Landscape Architecture C

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Arts – General A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Music – General A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Business – General A,C
Office Clerical Services A,C

Communications & Journalism

Journalism A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Data Processing Technology C

Construction Trades

Carpentry C
Masonry/Tile Setting C
Pipefitting C


Education – General A

Engineering Technologies

Construction/Building Technologies C
Drafting and Design Technology C

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A,C

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General A
Sign Language Interpretation A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine A
Dental Hygiene A
Dental Laboratory Technology A,C
EMT Ambulance Attendant A,C
Health Aide C
Medical Assistance A
Medical Records Administration A,C
Medical Records Technology A,C
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Phlebotomy C
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Predentistry A
Premedicine A
Respiratory Therapy A
Substance Abuse Counseling A,C

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness A

Personal & Culinary Services

Cosmetology C
Culinary Arts/Chef Training C
Manicure/Nails C

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A
Physics A


Psychology – General A

Security & Protective Services

Corrections A,C
Forensic Technologies A,C
Law Enforcement Administration A,C

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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