Texas Community Colleges

There are 139 community colleges located throughout Texas (79 public colleges and 60 private colleges), serving 800,204 students.
Minority enrollment is 57% (majority Hispanic), which is more than the national average of 34%.
The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is more than the 31:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(TX) School Average
American Indian
n/a
Asian
5%
Hispanic
37%
Black
13%
White
43%
Unknown
2%

Texas Community Colleges by Town:

Recent Articles
Federal Student Loans – Unavailable at 20% of Community Colleges
Federal Student Loans – Unavailable at 20% of Community Colleges
Although a community college education is inexpensive when compared to tuition and fees at a four-year institution, some students still need financial assistance to pay their education bills. Yet, some community colleges don’t participate in the federal student loan program, putting some students in a financial bind.
Post-Recession Cliff Looms for Community Colleges
While many factors have contributed to the current decline in community college enrollment, the recovering economy is chief among them. As more and more people return to the workforce, fewer students enroll in courses at community colleges. Many institutions must now deal with budget shortfalls in the face of double-digit declines in enrollment.
4 Indispensable Tips for Surviving Your 1st Semester of Community College
This summer will be wrapping up before we know of it, and your first semester at community college is rapidly approaching. Are you ready for it?
Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,321 per year for in-state students and $5,515 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $7,987 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Richland College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.