Texas Community Colleges Lead the Way


With 50 community college districts spanning the great state of Texas, it’s no wonder Texas community colleges offer more access to higher education than any other state.

Howard College is an educational partner in our West Texas region – offering dual credit programs to 23 area high schools, career and technical programs for in-demand occupations, a new Registered Nurses program and the possibility for students to obtain transferable courses.

At a time when tuition fees have continued to rise across the United States, Howard College strives to keep rates as low as possible.

Many students start at Howard College and then transfer to Angelo State, or another public four-year institution, as our core academic courses will transfer.

With the advent of the new Reverse Transfer Program, Associate of Arts and Sciences degrees are specifically designed to allow credits earned at Howard College to be transferred and applied to bachelor’s degree requirements at most public colleges and universities. .

Earning these associate degrees also guarantees completion of the state-mandated core curriculum and acceptance of a minimum of 42 semester credit hours for general education requirements in a bachelor’s degree program at all institutions. state-supported higher education in Texas.

The is beneficial for students because an associate degree is a usable degree and provides a platform for students to build on when choosing to complete a bachelor’s degree.

Anyone interested in learning more about courses at Howard College should call the counseling office at 325-481-8300 ext. 3254.

This year, Howard College San Angelo proudly awarded over 300 diplomas and certificates to graduates.

Many students will enter the workforce, and many more will transfer to bachelor’s degree programs – but most of all – we congratulate all of our students, who will serve as leaders in their endeavors…to learn, to earn, for life!

Sammy Vasquez is the Recruitment and Student Life Coordinator at Howard College in San Angelo.

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