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ACCEPTANCE RATE

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FINANCIAL AID RATE

64%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

24:1

DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE

56

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$3,867

Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students

Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid

Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition

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Houston Community College System (UHCL)

2700 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX

Houston Community College System is a community college system in Texas that has community colleges in Houston, Stafford and Missouri City. The official territory is with the following school districts:

  • Alief Independent School District
  • Houston Independent School District
  • Katy Independent School District
  • North Forest Independent School District
  • Spring Branch Independent School District
  • Stafford Municipal School District
  • Fort Bend Independent School District, but only the portion located in Missouri City.

Cities

Houston Community College System includes the entirety of the following cities:

  • Hedwig Village
  • Helshire Village
  • Bunker Hill Village
  • Katy
  • Hunter's Creek Village
  • Piney Point Village
  • Missouri City
  • Stafford
  • Spring Valley Village

The Houston Community College System includes portions of:

  • Jacinto City
  • Pearland
  • Houston

History

Houston Community College System was established in 1971. At that time it was under the wing of Houston Independent School District and used their campuses for evening and weekend classes. In 1997, Houston Community College System started transferring its operations to community college district operated campuses in its service area.

Colleges

Colleges included in the Houston Community College System  are:

  • Central College
  • Coleman Colleges of Health Sciences
  • Northwest College
  • Northeast College
  • Southwest College
  • Southeast College

Media

Houston Community College Television is operated by Houston Community College System. It is known as HCCTV and is aired on the following channels:

  • Cebridge Channel 20
  • Comcast Channel 19
  • Phonoscope Channel 77
  • TV Max Channel 97

HCCTV is also streamed over the Internet. It was founded in 1994.

Academics

There are a wide range of programs and areas of study within the Houston Community College System, including, but not limited to:

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Cosmetology
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement
  • Culinary Arts
  • Education and Teaching
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Medical Science
  • Legal Assistant
  • Nursing
  • Mental and Social Health Sciences
  • Technology

Community Life

If you enjoy nightlife, you can find it in Houston. Check out the neighborhood bars and pubs or visit Blancos to experience a real Texas honky tonk. For a romantic night on the town, La Carafe is the place to go.

If you like to dance, there are a variety of choices, including Eddie's Country Ballroom, South Beach and the Tropicana Nite Club.

Houston is home to a wide variety of museums and historic buildings. Be sure to visit Space Center Houston or Houston Museum of Natural Science. Both are spectacular.

Take in an Astro's game at Minute Maid Stadium or drop by Hermann Park, where you can have a picnic, ride a miniature train, rent paddle boats, run, jog, visit the zoo or just relax and enjoy the scenery.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the applicants Houston Community College System accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits
$5,400

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,400. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $790-$950
    • Out-of-State: $3,600-$4,349
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $77-$92 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $220-$260 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid64%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships60%$5,540
Receiving Student Loans16%$5,397
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Houston Community College System may offer services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care for children

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Houston Community College Health Science Center

  • Dental Assistant Program
    • * Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1980)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
    • * Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1968)
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • * Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1973)

Campus: Houston Community College System

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    Programs Offered

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    • English Language and Literature

    • Legal Professions and Studies

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