Houston Community College System (HCC)

Houston, TX

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Houston Community College System

Houston Community College System

Houston Community College System Student Essentials

Houston Community College System Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.hccs.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Parking Permit Required: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $3,355
Out-of-State Tuition: $3,751
Retention Rate: 59%
Enrollment: 93,625
Year Established: 1971

About HCC

The Houston Community College System (HCCS) comprises a half-dozen colleges and more than 15 total campuses in the greater Houston area:

  • Central College
  • Coleman College of Health Sciences
  • Northeast College
  • Northwest College
  • Southeast College
  • Southwest College

Among these six colleges, HCCS offers a wide array of academics. More than 100 areas of study are available, including courses in unique fields like Travel & Tourism, Commercial Music and Digital Gaming & Simulation.

Additionally, HCCS provides continuing education in business, truck driving, computers, construction trades and more. These courses usually lead to professional licensure, but courses are also available in ESL, test prep or simply personal enrichment.

State and federal financial aid programs are available at all HCCS schools, as well as another of institutional and external scholarships. To apply for scholarships through the HCC Foundation, submit the online application (complete with essay and transcript) by May 4.

As a community college, HCCS makes its courses available to all local residents. However, extra admissions requirements may apply for degree-seeking students, depending on the program.

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HCC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 22 Reviews

36% of students gave Houston Community College System 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

Houston community college is a great school and I learned a lot about college life how things work;dos and don'ts through the staff at Houston Community college. I always wished I knew everything there is to know about colleges but I guess a person can't always know every little but I should keep asking when I am stuck in a problem . For me personal I feel or what concerns me with academics is learning I thinks sometimes I am learning or not and this question still in my mine but I guess I need to keep study and test myself to see if I learned my studies. I had many professors but there not all good or bad, some professors are the best and some OK and there was the worst of the horrible ; I am not talk in the direction of the way they acted all of them were sweet and nice , but teaching ,like I remember one professor was horrible I can,t understand a thing he was say it but there was five professor that I loved they were beyond great I feel the class was like a easy A but overall from 1 to 10 I when give the professor that I look a rate of 6. There is no really way to getting around in college I say that because no two are the same each person is different from one another. I will say this and i mean it in college they always provide tutoring for every subject and even online help to me at is a great help in many ways. All I just typed was what I saw, learned and experienced in this great school.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

At Houston Community College, the environment is very pro student. The classes are small, and in my experience professors are readily available to give extra guidance or accommodate for extenuating circumstances. The care and attention to student needs was most demonstrated by Professor Marshall. He designed and opened an English literature class specifically with second-language English speakers in mind.


HCC Map & Location

Houston Community College System
3100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002


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Getting Around HCC

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Houston, TX

Winter
Dec
65
47
Jan
63
45
Feb
66
49
Spring
Mar
72
54
Apr
79
61
May
85
69
Summer
Jun
90
74
Jul
92
76
Aug
93
76
Fall
Sep
88
72
Oct
81
63
Nov
72
54

HCC Students

Total Students 93,625

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 31%
  • African American: 35%
  • Caucasian: 20%
  • Asian: 11%
  • Unknown and Other: 3%
Latino 31%
African American 35%
Caucasian 20%
Asian 11%
Unknown and Other 3%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 0%
Part-Time 100%
International 9%
Domestic 91%

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