Houston Community College: Ranking & Review

United States
Top 15%

Houston Community College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)57,12023,95733,163

20,344 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

7,471 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

Houston Community College has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Houston Community College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

Houston Community College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$2,280$2,280
Fees for full-time undergraduates$1,080$1,476
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$140$156

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities4,4384,438
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services800800
Health Professions and Related Programs700700
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields331331
Personal and Culinary Services173173
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services139139
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service132132
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services117117
Precision Production109109
Science Technologies & Technicians106106
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians9393
Visual and Performing Arts7070
Legal Professions and Studies5151
Biological and Biomedical Sciences4141
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences2626
Construction Trades2525
Social Sciences1313
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics99
English Language and Literature & Letters44
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences33
Physical Sciences11
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Grand Total7,5147,514

A total of 7,514 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Houston Community College.

Graduation rate18%16%21%
  • Full-time retention rate - 65%
  • Part-time retention rate - 49%

General info

Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementHouston Community College is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career and economic development, and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society.
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff3,377
Instructional FTE1,440
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.hccs.edu
Address3100 Main Street
Houston, Texas, 77002
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population2,196,000