Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Houston Community College

Find Schools Near

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?

7,032 Undergraduate Awards
  • 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.

Best Schools

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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best International Business Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Accounting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Value Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Best Business Administration & Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#63 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#63 Best Allied Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#63 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#85 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

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

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

16,397 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 56,151 undergraduate students at Houston Community College, with 16,397 being full-time and 39,754 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 16,397 full-time undergraduates at Houston Community College, 43% are male and 57% 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 1,676
Black or African American 3,642
Hispanic or Latino 5,245
White 1,686
International Students 3,546
Other Races/Ethnicities 602

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.

undefined

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 Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 3,370 0 3,370
Business Administration & Management 105 658 14 777
General Biology 0 228 0 228
Allied Health Professions 58 78 70 206
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 1 55 87 143
Precision Metal Working 80 7 55 142
Computer Systems Networking 23 92 4 119
Engineering Science 0 112 0 112
Accounting 35 51 15 101
Physical Science Technicians 0 94 7 101
Criminal Justice & Corrections 75 22 0 97
Cosmetology 36 24 27 87
Business Support & Assistant Services 56 30 0 86
Construction Engineering Technology 39 31 14 84
Nursing 0 83 0 83
Health Sciences & Services 0 80 0 80
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 63 0 11 74
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 24 48 0 72
Culinary Arts 10 50 9 69
Graphic Communications 29 32 7 68
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 25 11 15 51
Real Estate 26 24 0 50
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 23 27 50
Fire Protection 42 8 0 50
Legal Support Services 3 27 19 49
Audiovisual Communications 10 37 1 48
Human Development & Family Studies 15 25 6 46
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 43 0 43
Design & Applied Arts 14 25 3 42
Health & Medical Administrative Services 12 15 14 41
International Business 14 17 9 40
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 38 0 38
Industrial Production Technology 22 10 0 32
Mental & Social Health Services 19 13 0 32
Mining & Petroleum Technology 0 29 2 31
Computer Programming 6 17 3 26
Computer Science 0 25 0 25
Dental Support Services 0 13 11 24
Hospitality Management 8 13 0 21
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 4 12 4 20
Electronics Engineering Technology 1 16 0 17
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 12 4 16
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 16 16
Fine & Studio Arts 0 16 0 16
Computer Information Systems 0 15 0 15
Marketing 7 7 0 14
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 9 1 10
Finance & Financial Management 3 5 0 8
General English Literature 0 8 0 8
Chemistry 0 7 0 7
Geography & Cartography 3 1 3 7
Music 0 7 0 7
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 6 0 6
American Sign Language 0 4 0 4
Political Science & Government 0 4 0 4
Horticulture 0 2 1 3
Mathematics 0 3 0 3
Physics 0 3 0 3
Arts & Media Management 2 1 0 3
General Psychology 0 2 0 2
Drama & Theater Arts 0 2 0 2
Communication & Media Studies 0 1 0 1
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1 0 1
Dance 0 1 0 1
Information Technology 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 0 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 0
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 0 0 0 0
Anthropology 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 870 5,703 459 7,032

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.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.