Houston Community College

Tel: (877)422-6111
57,978 students
Public institution
The Houston Community College System is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering opportunities for academic advancement, workforce training, career development, and lifelong learning that prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society.
School Highlights:
Houston Community College serves 57,978 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 43:1 is higher than the community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 65%.
Houston Community College is one of 24 community colleges within Harris County, TX.
The nearest community college is Center for Advanced Legal Studies (2.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,340 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
College Houston Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 1,340 staff
61 staff
Houston Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 57,978 has grown by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has increased from 29:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.77 is more than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 57,978 students 1,296 students
Houston Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 43:1
21:1
Houston Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 17,728 students
814 students
Houston Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 40,250 students
1,040 students
Houston Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Houston Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
9%
5%
Houston Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
32%
21%
Houston Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
31%
15%
Houston Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
15%
51%
Houston Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
Houston Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
3%
Houston Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
9%
1%
Houston Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Houston Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.77 0.68
Houston Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,358 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,754 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,358 $5,660
Houston Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,754 $10,250
Houston Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 68%
89%
Houston Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Houston Community College is one of the largest community colleges in the United States, serving over 55,000 students each semester. Five area colleges and one specialty college, as well as an extensive distance education program within the system serve the 618 square mile area including Houston and the surrounding regions. The Houston Community College System (HCC) was created under the governance of the Houston Independent School District (HISD) as the result of a public referendum on May 18, 1971. In August of that year, more than 5,700 students enrolled in workforce education courses held at the Houston Technical Institute. In the following semester, academic transfer classes were added and taught at six HISD locations. The college offers Academic degrees, Workforce degrees & certificates and Continuing Education programs. The Houston Community College System is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.

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Did You Know?
For Houston private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,066 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Houston is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Houston 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 0.76, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Houston is Sanford-Brown College-Houston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.