Houston Community College Overview
Houston Community College is a public institution located in Houston, Texas. Houston is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.
What Is Houston Community College Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Houston Community College.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 36% of the faculty were full-time.
Houston Community College Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Houston Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#5||Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#10||Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#112||Best Associate’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#178||Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Houston Community College.
Where Is Houston Community College?
Contact details for Houston Community College are given below.
|Address:||3100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002|
How Do I Get Into Houston Community College?
You can apply to Houston Community College online at: https://www.hccs.edu/applying-and-paying/
Can I Afford Houston Community College?
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Houston Community College, approximately 16% of students took out student loans averaging $5,397 a year. That adds up to $21,588 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Houston Community College is 11.7%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.
Houston Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 16,397 full-time undergraduates at Houston Community College, 43% are male and 57% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Houston Community College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||3,642|
|Hispanic or Latino||5,245|
Over 143 countries are represented at Houston Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, China, and Nigeria.
Online Learning at Houston Community College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Houston Community College has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 3rd most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Houston Community College
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Houston Community College was 0.8%. This is the #1,980 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Houston Community College regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Houston Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||29%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||16%|
|Computer & Information Sciences||12%|
|Computer Information Systems||53%|
|English Language & Literature||75%|
|General English Literature||75%|
|Linguistics & Comparative Literature||50%|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||55%|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Houston Community College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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