Houston Community College

Houston, TX, USA
2.70 Average Rating

Houston Community College is a 2-year community college system with 21 locations throughout the greater Houston area. HCC is home to eight academic fields of study conferring associate degrees and certificates and was created to give opportunities to non-traditional students as well as those facing educational obstacles. In addition, HCC makes classes in over 70 subjects available entirely online. To provide a break from college life, HCC sponsors a number of outdoor recreational activities throughout the year including bowling nights, rock climbing, and horseback riding

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
2 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
100%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 17, 2019
Spring Regular Decision January 4, 2019
Other May 3, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
89%
Out-Of-State Students
1%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Associate's
Total Number of Students
57,120
Total Number of Undergrads
57,120
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
35%
20-39 Students
64%
Student:Faculty Ratio
23:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$5,747
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$3,360
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$3,756
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$2250

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,039
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,606
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,527

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
17%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,230
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$5,740
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$111
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
96
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

School Colors
Black/Gold
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Houston
Dallas
San Antonio
New York
Los Angeles
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$39,300
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What Students Are Saying

2.70 Average Rating
Houston Community College is a great college to attend to and it is a smart decision to make if you plan to attend a 4-year university because it saves you a lot of money. The staff is very helpful and shows that they want you to succeed. Every single campus is close to home and very convenient because of the numerous classes offered in different time, classes are flexible according to your schedule.
Vanessa from Houston, TX
Houston Community College opens up a very broad student like myself. This college helped me a lot so far with continuing my basics to where I want to go. If it hasn't been for Houston Community College, I wouldn't know where I would be right now.
David from Houston, TX
Houston Community College provides both U.S. and international students opportunities to experience college-level education through affordable and informative courses. The staff and professors in various educational fields in HCC are very helpful and knowledgeable based on their teaching and counseling experiences. The learning environment is very immaculate and appropriate for everyone to wholly participate in learning.
Son from Houston, TX
It is an affordable and brilliant school that is accessible to everyone willing to further their education. Most (to be honest; not all)of the professors have a direct connection to their students, which means student could easy contact and interact with their professors. Also, the classes are small with an average of 21 students, that makes the learning environment conducive for everyone.
Oluwafikunoremi from Houston, TX
HCC is a Community College designed to help students in many ways, such as financially or in planning their college career. The professors are a diverse group, but if you find one that has been rated well, their classes are usually worth taking. They truly get you involved in your education and in the school.
Anna from Sugar Land, TX

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