Houston Community College

Tel: (877)422-6111
58,507 students
Public institution

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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 58,507 students (32% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Houston Community College is one of 23 community colleges within Harris County, TX.
The nearest community college is Center for Advanced Legal Studies (2.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Houston Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 58,507 teachers has grown by 34% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
58,507 students
1,303 students
Houston Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
18,476 students
835 students
Houston Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 40,031 students
1,046 students
Houston Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Houston Community College sch enrollment Houston Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
12%
2%
Houston Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
33%
7%
Houston Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
34%
11%
Houston Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
20%
66%
Houston Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Houston Community College More (2010-2012)
Houston Community College sch ethnicity Houston Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.72 0.44
Houston Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,355 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,751 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,355 $5,890
Houston Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,751 $10,047
Houston Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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For Houston private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,469 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Houston is 72%. 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 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Houston is Mti College Of Business And Technology. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.