Howard College - Big Spring, Lamesa, San Angelo, SWCID

Master Plan

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The purpose of the Facilities Master Plan is to provide a process for making informed decisions, enable Howard College to manage the future in an orderly fashion, and guide the physical evolution of the Howard College campuses. The capacity to manage vital information provides the ability to maximize choices. The master planning process engages, involves and energizes participants, builds consensus and provides a roadmap to the future growth of the college.

This plan is intended to ensure that Howard College will continue to develop functional and aesthetically pleasing campuses. The quality of the campus environment will continue to grow as an asset for attracting the best faculty, students, and staff; and thereby, complement the academic quality of Howard College. This plan is a working document designed to provide the framework for current and future development of the built environment for the college. It is the intent that this facility master plan will provide Howard College a roadmap for capital improvement projects over the next 20 years.

Howard College Facility Master Plan PDF Link

Financial Resources

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Operating Budget

Investment Reports


2018 Reports

Quarterly Investment Reports Annual Investment Report


2017 Reports

Quarterly Investment Reports Annual Investment Report


2016 Reports

Quarterly Investment Reports Annual Investment Report


2015 Reports

Quarterly Investment Reports Annual Investment Report


2014 Reports

Quarterly Investment Reports Annual Investment Report


2013 Reports

Quarterly Investment Reports Annual Investment Report


2012 Reports

Quarterly Investment Reports Annual Investment Report

Howard College Investment Policy

Current investment policy: Investment Policy 

The Investment Policy was approved or revised by the Board of Trustees on the following dates:
  • Reaffirmed - August 28, 2017
  • Reaffirmed - August 29, 2016
  • Revised - March 2, 2015
  • Revised - August 25, 2014
  • Revised - March 24, 2014
  • Revised - September 23, 2013
  • Revised - June 24, 2013
  • Reaffirmed - August 27, 2012

Other Financial Information

Vision & Mission

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To be a leader in education…for learning, for earning, for life!


As one unified district, Howard College builds communities through quality, innovative education for lifelong learning.

Howard College primarily serves the communities of its taxing district of Howard County and the twelve other counties in its service area (Coke, Kimble, Martin, Concho, Menard, Dawson, Schleicher, Glasscock, Sterling, Irion, Sutton, Tom Green) as well as the deaf and hard-of-hearing community in its state-legislated responsibility for the SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf.  Students who choose to attend the college district from places outside of the taxing district and service area are integrated into the college community.  Howard College offers career technical/workforce and academic courses for certificates and associate degrees, continuing education, remedial and compensatory education consistent with open-admission policies.  Appropriate student services are also provided.  Howard College strives to enhance economic, community, cultural, and personal development across the service area through appropriate partnerships and services in meeting its public service mission.  As a community college, research is not included in the mission of Howard College.  However, exploration of innovative teaching and student development practices to enhance learning is supported and expected.


An institution working together to:
  • Focus on those we serve;
  • Provide quality innovative instruction and services leading to successful outcomes;
  • Utilize effective and efficient processes, policies and procedures;
  • Build a culture of personal and institutional integrity and accountability;
  • Foster an environment of high academic standards, exceptional performance and service by all;
  • Value the individual employee.


Howard College ... for Learning, for Earning, for Life!

News & Publications

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Howard College Annual Report

Howard College also produces an Annual Report each Fall recapping the previous academic year.  The publication gives highlights of the previous year, general status of each campus, revenue and expense information, and other general Howard College information.  Note: Some PDF files are large and may take a few moments to download.

News Releases

Howard College publications are provided for viewing below.  All news releases and publications are provided in Adobe AcrobatTM PDF format, and all publications will open in a new window.  Click the appropriate link below to view the available publications. 

San Angelo


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Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President of Howard College
Demonstrating the Economic
Value of Howard College

Welcome to Howard College!

My name is Cheryl Sparks. I serve in the role of President of Howard College and it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website. Here at Howard College, we focus on student success and we promote uniqueness within our programs. As you explore your educational options, I am certain you will see that Howard College is the choice for you.

For over 60 years, Howard County Junior College District has been offering a wide range of courses in academic transfer, workforce education, risk management and workforce training instruction. We serve all learners across a 13 county district through our campuses in Big Spring, San Angelo and Lamesa. We are aware of the changing times and are committed to offering quality instruction and quality service that will meet the current and future needs of our students.

Your time in college is one of the most valuable experiences that life has to offer and Howard College has designed its curriculum, activities and atmosphere to make the most of your time spent with us. In order to give you the best in academic instruction, we have developed a varied curriculum with small classes that offer more personal attention for each student. A wide variety of academic, social and interest groups are on campus and I encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities to meet new people, participate in new activities and have fun!

The SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf serves as our fourth campus and is also located in Big Spring. This campus is designed for both self-contained and inclusive instruction to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing students. Special emphasis has been given to career objectives and special placement combined with social activities to help each student reach their maximum potential. 

We take pride in offering a family-like environment for all students who attend Howard College. Whether you are on our campus in Big Spring, San Angelo or Lamesa, we want you to feel comfortable and know that your success is our number one priority. I encourage you to browse through our site and become familiar with all that Howard College has to offer. I know that our excellent facilities and qualified, friendly faculty and staff will provide you with a learning environment that will help you achieve your educational goals. I look forward to meeting you as you join our learning community. Start Here, Start Now at Howard College where Education is for Learning, For Earning, for Life!


              Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks
              President, Howard College
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HC Lamesa Announcements

Book Store Rental Program:  Howard College Bookstores are offering a limited number of texts for rental.  Click for frequently asked questions about the program, or click to download the rental agreement.

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Lamesa Campus

1810 Lubbock Hwy
Lamesa, TX 79331

Phone: (806) 872-2223



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