Howard Community College
English Institute (EI)

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $1,000—$5,000 Semester

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    Intensive English Program

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Business, Computer Science, Engineering

  • Setting


  • Type of Housing

    No housing available

  • Social Media


What is your goal? At HCC, you can get there from here.

Why EI?

  • No TOEFL required
  • Choose from courses in many skills, including grammar, pronunciation, reading, speaking, spelling, TOEFL preparation, vocabulary, writing, and specialized skills like English for business purposes
  • Experienced faculty: 80% have master’s degrees or Ph.Ds.
  • Friendly advising team to answer your questions and assist with your transition to life in the USA
  • Exciting activities, including trips to New York City and Washington, D.C.
  • Certificates offered for completion of level, completion of program, and business and professional program
  • Scholarships available

Why HCC?

  • Location: Columbia, Maryland ranked #1 on Money magazine’s “Best Places to Live” list for 2016
  • Campus: beautiful buildings and landscape including classrooms with modern technology, athletic and fitness center with pool and gym, performing arts center, café with Starbucks, library, and bookstore
  • Cost: lower tuition and payment plans available
  • Over 75 degree programs including in-demand careers like business, engineering, and computer science
  • 2 years at a community college + 2 years at a university = 4-year bachelor’s degree
  • Small class sizes
  • Student support: counseling and career center and mentoring program
  • Sports: basketball, cross country, soccer, track and field, and volleyball


  • 3 academic terms:
    • Spring: January – May
    • Summer: May – August
    • Fall: August – December
  • Classes available Monday – Saturday, morning, afternoon, and evening

Apply Now!

  • Create account at and select “Start a New English Institute (Non-Credit) Application”
  • Applications accepted year-round.
Howard Community College
English Institute (EI)

10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Hickory Ridge Building, Room 200
Columbia MD 21044
P: 443.518.1681
For more information: Howard Community College
English Institute (EI)