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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?

17,226 Full-Time Undergraduates
$6,521 Avg Cost After Aid
  • The highest degree offered at Houston Community College is the associate's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 36% of the faculty were full-time.

Houston Community College Rankings

Houston Community College was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Houston Community College has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Houston Community College

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Diversity 815
Best Colleges for Veterans 1,083
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 1,271

Where Is Houston Community College?

Location of Houston Community College

Contact details for Houston Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 877-422-6111
Website: www.hccs.edu

How Do I Get Into Houston Community College?

You can apply to Houston Community College online at: https://www.hccs.edu/applying-and-paying/

Houston Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Houston Community College?

16% Take Out Loans
11.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Houston Community College is $6,521. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Houston Community College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$5,790 $6,626 $8,881 $10,602 $11,041

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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

17,226 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 57,120 undergraduate students at Houston Community College, with 17,226 being full-time and 39,894 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Houston Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 17,226 full-time undergraduates at Houston Community College, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Houston Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Houston Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Houston Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,707
Black or African American 3,761
Hispanic or Latino 4,659
White 1,898
International Students 4,671
Other Races/Ethnicities 530

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

8,384 Took All Classes Online
21,570 Took At Least One Class Online
0.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 21,570 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Houston Community College has changed over the last few years.

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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%
Computer Science 36%
Education 55%
English Language & Literature 75%
General English Literature 75%
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 50%
Real Estate 28%
Social Sciences 9%
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 Majors

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 51 0 0 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 55 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 78 0 0 0
American Sign Language 4 0 0 0
Arts & Media Management 1 0 0 0
Audiovisual Communications 37 0 0 0
Business Administration & Management 658 0 0 0
Business Support & Assistant Services 30 0 0 0
Chemistry 7 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 43 0 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 1 0 0 0
Computer Information Systems 15 0 0 0
Computer Programming 17 0 0 0
Computer Science 25 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 92 0 0 0
Construction Engineering Technology 31 0 0 0
Cosmetology 24 0 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 22 0 0 0
Culinary Arts 50 0 0 0
Dance 1 0 0 0
Dental Support Services 13 0 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 25 0 0 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 48 0 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 2 0 0 0
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 9 0 0 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 16 0 0 0
Engineering Science 112 0 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 12 0 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 5 0 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 16 0 0 0
Fire Protection 8 0 0 0
General Biology 228 0 0 0
General English Literature 8 0 0 0
General Psychology 2 0 0 0
Geography & Cartography 1 0 0 0
Graphic Communications 32 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 15 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 80 0 0 0
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 11 0 0 0
Horticulture 2 0 0 0
Hospitality Management 13 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 25 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 10 0 0 0
Interdisciplinary Studies 1 0 0 0
International Business 17 0 0 0
Legal Support Services 27 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 3,370 0 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 6 0 0 0
Marketing 7 0 0 0
Mathematics 3 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 13 0 0 0
Mining & Petroleum Technology 29 0 0 0
Music 7 0 0 0
Nursing 83 0 0 0
Physical Science Technicians 94 0 0 0
Physics 3 0 0 0
Political Science & Government 4 0 0 0
Precision Metal Working 7 0 0 0
Real Estate 24 0 0 0
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 12 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 38 0 0 0
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 23 0 0 0
Total 11,406 0 0 0

References

*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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