Public 2 Year

Houston Community College

Houston, Texas

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Houston Community College overview
Location Houston, Texas
Online hccs.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Large City
Houston Community College overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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Houston Community College (HCC), located in Houston, Texas, is a public, two-year community college serving the greater Houston area. Established in 1971, HCC has since expanded to include multiple campuses and learning centers across the city, fostering a diverse and expansive educational environment. The college hosts a wide array of vocational, academic, and continuing education programs, with notable emphasis on health sciences, business, and technology. HCC operates primarily as a commuter college, with the majority of its students living off-campus and engaging with the urban setting of Houston. The institution is known for its open-access admissions policy, catering to a broad spectrum of students ranging from high school graduates to working adults seeking career advancement. While HCC does not have a traditional residential college system or a significant focus on intercollegiate athletics, the college?s central location within the dynamic and industrious city of Houston provides a backdrop that enriches the educational and cultural experience of its student body.

Houston Community College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  13,236 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 33,544 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $2,904 plus fees of $1,440.


Admission Requirements

Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend

In District Resident Tuition

In District Costs for Houston Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,250
Other Fees$1,440
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,080
Other Expenses Budget$4,240
Total One Year Cost$17,802

Texas Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Houston Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,250
Other Fees$1,440
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,080
Budget for Other Expenses$4,240
Total One Year Cost$19,914

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$38,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Houston Community College students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 48%
Business 16%
Health Professions 13%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 5%
Computer and Information Sciences 4%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=225423 IPEDS survey data for Houston Community College.

Current students may use the Houston Community College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.