Houston Community College

  • 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 57,200 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 43:1 is higher than the state community college average of 37:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 68%.

Top Placements

Houston Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,321 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Houston Community College(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty1,321 staff110 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Houston Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has increased from 39:1 over five years.
The Houston Community College diversity score of 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment57,200 students3,054 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio43:137:1
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# Full-Time Students16,718 students1,202 students
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# Part-Time Students40,482 students3,243 students
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% Asian
11%
5%
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% Hispanic
35%
42%
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% Black
32%
13%
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% White
15%
32%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.740.70
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College Completion Rate
18%
23%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,500$33,800
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,358 is less than the state average of $3,572. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,754 is less than the state average of $5,976. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,358$3,572
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Out-State Tuition Fees$3,754$5,976
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid64%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,293$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,000$5,500
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Source: 2019 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Houston Community College is Center for Advanced Legal Studies (2.6 miles away).
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    Houston TX  77042
    (713) 529-2778
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    Houston TX  77027
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  • Culinary Institute Inc
    Private for-profit
    339 students | 5.60 Mi7070 Allensby
    Houston TX  77022
    (713) 358-5070
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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,572 per year for in-state students and $5,976 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,124 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 73%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Texas is Richland College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.