About Houston Community College

Founded in 1971, Houston Community College. is a college. Located in Texas, which is a city setting in Texas, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 57,032 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Houston Community College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 24:1. There are 830 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Houston Community College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at HCCS are considered , with ,31% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Houston Community College.

7%
“We”re apathetic”
50%
“We know about current events and vote”
41%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
3%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
11%
“We save it for the classroom”
40%
“Sometimes, but not often”
35%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
14%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
6%
“I only go out in groups”
27%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
66%
“I feel extremely safe”
79%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
11%
“We bought the gear”
11%
“We live for the big game”
14%
“It”s not really our thing”
21%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
48%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
17%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
11%
“Available in class”
50%
“They keep regular office hours”
37%
“They”re always available”
64%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
24%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
10%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
48%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
42%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
8%
“We only party on weekends”
2%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
51%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
43%
“There might be people who do”
5%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
1%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
7%
“We”re apathetic”
50%
“We know about current events and vote”
41%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
3%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
11%
“We save it for the classroom”
40%
“Sometimes, but not often”
35%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
14%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
6%
“I only go out in groups”
27%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
66%
“I feel extremely safe”
79%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
11%
“We bought the gear”
11%
“We live for the big game”
14%
“It”s not really our thing”
21%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
48%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
17%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
11%
“Available in class”
50%
“They keep regular office hours”
37%
“They”re always available”
64%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
24%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
10%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
48%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
42%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
8%
“We only party on weekends”
2%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
51%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
43%
“There might be people who do”
5%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
1%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Houston Community College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    98 Students rated on-campus housing 1.7 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    77 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    111 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    126 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    125 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    122 Students rated school activities 3.1 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    124 Students rated local services 3.6 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    124 Students rated academics 4 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Houston Community College?

151 Students rated Houston Community College

Alaana - 12/13/2022

Before joining Houston Community College I studied a term in a Community College in El Paso, it had set an idea of what a community college is and what the options I have are, but after transferring to Houston Community College I realized there is much more options and realized that there is way more interactions between the students and the college community in general which presented to me a much more welcoming atmosphere but not just the atmosphere but the help provided for us is also extremely good!

Liam - 11/03/2022

It's a good community college, and definitely will help you cut down on the cost of learning. Being a community college, it doesn't have much of the student life aspect of things, but there are some events and groups if you know where to look. The teachers online are often easier to communicate with then those that teach in-person classes, but the education is good.

Maria - 09/19/2022

So far, I like it. The proffesors are pretty strict with strict deadlines. The food is kind of overpriced but the vending machine is available. I like how 4 classes are considered full time. The bus route kinda sucks since it comes every 30 minutes.

Wendy - 07/15/2022

I really like the environment. The teachers and the students are all very helpful. It was an easy enrollment process. When i need any help there is a lot of guidance at the campus. Advisers are very helpful with guiding you towards the career path you are interested in.

Houston Community College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Houston Community College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Houston Community College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I had to go back in time, I would have adviced myself to get into college as soon as I was done with high school.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are team players.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Just like most community colleges, it offers fewer campus resources such as an excellent college library, student resource center and other perks that come with attending a four year institution.

    Read all  22 answers
  5. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Our school is best known for helping students find jobs after they have graduated. It has a good reputation for it's vocational training programs that make you career-ready by graduation.

    Read all  18 answers
  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Houston community college is the stepping to stone to my future success.

    Read all  16 answers
  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The diversity and treatment of students is very comforting.

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  8. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    That it is one of the largest community colleges in the country; conveniently located throughout the City of Houston. HCC also has a very competitve Nursing Program in the heart of the medical community - The Medical Center. I also let others know that HCC is affordable and gives a quality education to those serious about learning. They also assist with high quality daycare center needs for returning mothers; which to my advantage was one of the reasons I chose HCC.

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  9. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school is the parking lot! While it seems that there should be plenty of parking, students often park over the line making the spot next it virtually unusable.

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  10. What's unique about your campus?

    The fees are a bargain compared to four year colleges. Some students who plan to transfer, take their core courses at my school to save money on a bachelor's degree.

    Read all  15 answers
  11. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Make sure you apply for scholarships, even if you're not in top ten percent of your class when you graduate high school. You can still qualify for scholarships to help you get the education you want and deserve!

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  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone that already lives in Houston that is unable to attend a 4-yr school for any reason - most commonly financial reasons, schedule restraints, or not having the grades. This is also a good place to go if you are transitioning back into school after a break (such as I am).

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  13. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    The type of person that should not attend this school is someone who wants school spirit of fun. Students seem to depressed to even be a apart of the school system. Although it is providing me an education for the fraction of a price compared to universites, I can not wait to be around a more lively crowd

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Amazing to say the very least. wonderful social atmosphere, teacher are willing to stay with you a few extra hours just to make sure you got the material being covered in class down and give you a good stern lecture and kick in the pants when you need it the staff always greet you with a smile and sometimes a shoulder to cry on if needed. the staff here are always on the look out for new ways to supply you with that sense of security of a very close-knit family that all college goers need.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    good. tutorials begin basic and then become more complex as you progress, no getting left behind and definately no option for failure

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  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Wow. I'm not aware of a stereotype of students at my school. I can tell you that we have students from all parts of the world attending Houston Community College (HCC). We also have people from all age groups, people from all socio-economic backgrounds. One class I might sit next to someone who is straight out of high school and has limited life experience and the next I might sit by a retired vet who is simply broadening his horizon. Regardless of who I meet and what their major is; everyone I have met at HCC has been incredibly supportive and encouraging.

    Read all  4 answers
  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Don't have none

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Student Body

Students

57%

female

43%

male

57,032

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

1%

Out-Of-State

89%

In-State

10%

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
10%
% Black or African-American
28%
% Hispanic/Latino
33%
% White or Caucasian
14%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

63% of students attending Houston Community College receive some sort of financial aid. 52% were awarded federal grants. While 19% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$3,756

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$3,000

Books and Supplies

$5,800

Room and Board

12,556

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$5,244
$30 - $48K
$6,057
$48 - $75K
$7,880
$75 - $110K
$10,035
$110K & UP
$10,237

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