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Houston Community College Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Houston Community College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Houston Community College Ranked?

Quality Badge

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Houston Community College was awarded 364 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is engineering science.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Houston Community College is ranked #275 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 136 colleges in Texas, Houston Community College is ranked at #12.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Houston Community College?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Houston Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

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Houston Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Houston Community College is 21 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Houston Community College is 32%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  32 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Houston Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Houston Community College is 64%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  64 out of 100
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Houston Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 56,151 undergraduates at Houston Community College with 16,397 being full-time and 39,754 being part-time.

How Much Does Houston Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of Houston Community College is $5,272. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Houston Community College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$4,562 $5,351 $7,595 $9,755 $9,972

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Houston Community College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Houston Community College, approximately 16% of students took out student loans averaging $5,397 a year. That adds up to $21,588 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Houston Community College is 13.7%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Houston Community College Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Houston Community College make around $33,600 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 16% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.

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See which majors at Houston Community College make the most money.

Location of Houston Community College

Houston Community College is a public institution situated in Houston, Texas. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for Houston Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 877-422-6111
Website: www.hccs.edu/

Houston Community College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Houston Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Houston Community College

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 23,307 students took at least one online class at Houston Community College. This is an increase from the 21,570 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 23,307 7,083
2017-2018 21,570 8,384
2016-2017 20,344 7,471
2015-2016 18,877 7,347
2013-2014 19,346 8,253

Learn more about online learning at Houston Community College.

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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