Top Houston Community Colleges

  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 16 top community colleges in Houston, Texas, serving 66,789 students.
  • For Houston private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,807 per year (view national tuition costs).
  • Houston community colleges have a diversity score of 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.65 (view national diversity statistics).
  • Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), and the student:teacher ratio is 39:1.

Top Houston, TX Community Colleges (2018-19)

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