Houston Community College

Houston Community College

Houston Community College was established in 1971. HCCS runs community colleges in Stafford, Missouri City and in Houston, Texas, and serves more than 50,000 students. The university has 6 commuter campuses and offers Associate degrees and programs. The types of majors and degrees offered at the university are:

  • Business, Management, & Marketing
  • Computer Science
  • Foreign Language and Literature
  • Health and Clinical Sciences
  • Parks, Recreation, and Fitness
  • Personal and Culinary Services
  • School of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Security and Protective Services
  • Social Sciences

The college mascot is the Eagle.

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Contacting HCC

Houston Community College System
3100 Main Street
Houston , TX 77266-7517
General Phone: (713) 718-2000

HCC Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,565sign language translation, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, cartography
Medical Support and Technology261dental assistant, medical coding, medical assistant, pharmacy tech, veterinary assistant, cardiovascular tech, nuclear medical tech, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine207EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Business and Management187business management, logistics, accounting, business communications, banking, international business, marketing, fashion merchandising
Office and Administration86office data entry
Mechanics and Repair69HVAC, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, aircraft maintenance
Beauty and Cosmetology67cosmetology, facial treatment, cosmetoloty instructor
Media66radio and TV tech, desktop publishing and imaging, animation and special effects
Engineering Technician63manufacturing tech, construction engineering tech, computer engineering tech, drafting
Real Estate and Construction Management62real estate
Computer Science and Engineering59computer and info science, computer programming, computer networking, system administration, network management
Production Trades51machine shop assistant, welding
Family and Social Work50child development, child care management, child care provider
Security and Law Enforcement46criminal justice and police, fire protection tech, fire-fighting
Law42legal assistant
Design40fashion design, interior design
Construction Trades37power transmission, electrician
Cooking and Culinary Arts37pastry, chef training
Science and Laboratory Technician29biology tech, chemical tech
Therapy and Counseling27physical therapist assistant
Hospitality22tourism and travel, hotel management, restaurant and food services management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy20health and physical education, occupational therapist assistant
Medical Administration19medical records tech
Photography and Commercial Art17commercial photography, cinematography
Music14music performance, music theory and composition, music management
Landscaping and Horticulture2applied horticulture, ornamental horticulture, landscaping

Number of programs and degrees for HCC in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree2,32260
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years45059
Award of less than 1 academic year37343

HCC Student Body

In 2007-2008, HCC had a total enrollment of 43,518 students (28,882 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 21%
Black 27%
Hispanic 26%
Asian 12%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 9%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 11%
18-19 8%
20-21 18%
22-24 19%
25-29 18%
30-34 9%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown13%
(International Students)1%

HCC Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 58 %
Part-Time 46 %

HCC Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Houston, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

HCC Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,634
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,114
Books and supplies $ 1,600

Financial Aid:
HCC participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1063300)

HCC Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track403426

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year144$68,846159$69,222
All faculty totalcalendar year144$68,846159$69,222

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year259$53,162267$50,682
All faculty totalacademic year259$53,162267$50,682

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

HCC Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Facial Treatment Specialist/Facialist

Business And Management
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Corporate Communications
Fashion Merchandising
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Logistics and Materials Management
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
System Administration/Administrator
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager

Construction Trades
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Fashion/Apparel Design
Interior Design

Engineering Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management
Child Development

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Restaurant/Food Services Management
Tourism and Travel Services Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Ornamental Horticulture

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation

Mechanics And Repair
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Histologic Technician
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Music Management and Merchandising
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Commercial Photography

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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HCC Highlights

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What Sets HCC Apart:

Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
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Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 3%$pretty_college $award_cats{$char}
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%HCC Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 7%HCC Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in office and administration
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 13%HCC % of degrees in office and administration
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%HCC Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 15%HCC % of degrees in security and law enforcement
Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%HCC Minority % of student body
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%HCC % of degrees in liberal arts
% of degrees in real estate and construction management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%HCC % of degrees in real estate and construction management

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)

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