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Houston Community College

Houston, TX 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate100%
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About Houston Community College

Houston Community College Overview

Houston Community College is a public, state school in an urban setting in Houston, Texas. Houston Community College was founded in 1971 and enrolls 46,780 undergrads and no graduate students.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Houston Community College!

Are you interested in music or performing?

Interested in journalism or communications? Houston Community College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Houston Community College does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Houston Community College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Houston Community College on the Student Life page.

2022 Houston Community College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
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In-State Tuition $5,421
Out-of-State $6,816
Percent of Need Met 24.8%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $6,481

Is Houston Community College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer view of what Houston Community College offers and if the college seems like a good fit for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Houston Community College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Houston Community College Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Houston Community College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Houston Community College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Houston Community College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Houston Community College meets 24.8% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Houston Community College full-time are awarded $6,481 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Houston Community College.

Based on this information, is Houston Community College the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Houston Community College a good school for you?

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Where is Houston Community College Located?

Houston Community College is located in the city of Houston, Texas, less than an hour from Houston.

If you would like to see Houston Community College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 45, Interstate 10, Interstate 69 to Houston, or book a flight to the nearest airport, William P. Hobby.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Houston Community College and Houston are like without leaving home.

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College Info

3100 Main Street Houston, TX 77002

Campus Setting: Urban

Houston Community College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Houston Community College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Houston Community College Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Houston Community College is like? There are approximately 46,780 students enrolled at Houston Community College. 28% percent of students attend school full-time, 92% percent are from TX and 8% percent of students are from other states.


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