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Houston Community College

Enrollment (Fiscal 2007)

  • Total Enrollment:
  • 86,167
  • In-District:*
  • 46.5%
  • Out-of-District:*
  • 24.9%
  • Full-time:**
  • 25.0%
  • Female:
  • 51.5%
  • Male:
  • 48.5%
  • Anglo:
  • 24.4%
  • Hispanic:
  • 25.5%
  • African American:
  • 24.8%
  • Asian:
  • 10.0%
  • Native American:
  • 0.2%
  • International:
  • 5.4%
  • Other:
  • 9.7%

* Percentage of annual unduplicated enrollment. Out-of-state and continuing education students not included.
** Full-time enrollment of students seeking college credit.

Contact Information

Dr. Mary Spangler, Chancellor
3100 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002
(713) 718-5051

Tuition, Rate Per Semester Credit Hour

Resident of District Tuition & Fee Rate: $55.75

Nonresident Tuition & Fee Rate: $109.75

Program Description

University Transfer: Houston Community College (HCC) guarantees transfer for all academic courses in its two-year Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of Arts in Teaching degree programs. Please refer to the HCC Catalog online at http://www.hccs.edu to learn about specific plans for different program areas.

Career Training: HCC offers a variety of certificate and Associate of Applied Science degree programs for students interested in skills for immediate job entry. Undecided students are encouraged to visit HCC’s College and Career Exploration pages.

HCC programs areas offering “hot careers” for today’s students include:

  • health careers – the median salary for a registered nurse in Houston exceeds $60,000 per year. This is just one of 20 programs in health careers available at HCC-Coleman College, located in the world-famous Texas Medical Center.
  • science, technology, engineering and mathematics – these programs prepare students in areas as biotechnology, chemical and petroleum engineering technology, computer science and more. The Houston metro area produced more jobs in 2007 that any other U.S. city (100,000-plus) and Forbes Magazine calls Houston a “hotbed of new technologies.”
  • businessHCC programs in areas such as accounting and international Business prepare students for many high-skill, high-growth” occupations, and qualify them for scholarships from Houston’s Workforce Solutions.

Total Degrees and Certificates Awarded, fiscal 2007

  • Total:
  • 3,414
  • Associates:
  • 2,125
  • Certificates:
  • 1,277

Total does not include an advanced technology certificate program that comprises 16 to 50 semester credit hours and requires students to have an associate or bachelor’s degree or to be a junior in a bachelor’s degree program.

Number and share of students either enrolled in a Texas four-year institution or employed within six months of graduation, fiscal 2006:
Academic Students Percentage Technical Students Percentage
Employed Only73743.2%1,85488.0%
Employed and Enrolled (in Senior Institutions)57033.4%622.9%
Enrolled Only (in Senior Institutions)21012.3%200.9%
Enrolled Only (in Community Colleges)885.2%663.1%
Not Found1005.9%1065.0%
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