HCC Description

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.

Quick Facts about Houston Community College System

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

$3,534

Retention Rate

59%

Enrollment

48,169

Year Established

1971

HCC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4

5 star
  8 reviews
4 star
  7 reviews
3 star
  5 reviews
2 star
 
1 star
  2 reviews

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

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

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:
3

Detailed Ratings

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.

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HCC Students

Total Students
48,169

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
0%
Part-Time
100%

Ethnic Diversity

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

International Students

International
9%
Domestic
91%

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