2,752 reviews
  1. Houston, TX
  2. 2 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Safety
    B
  5. Student Experience
    C+
  6. Location
    B-
Houston Community College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
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Address
3100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$9,421/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,077/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,345/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,150/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,119/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,467/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.389 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.349 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.349 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,288Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
43%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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After Houston Community College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
15%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%

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Houston Community College Reviews

2,752 reviews
All Categories
Excellent starting institution for new college students. Coming straight from high school to a community college, it allowed me to flourish with experience without the financial burden. Excellent school!
Cultural diversity, accessible and affordable, ability to choose the location of you class, online classes available, free flow of communication between professors and students, availability of scholarships, community participation, and well equipped. It's a place to be! SIMPLY THE BEST.
If it wasn't for Houston Community College, I would be attending college. I was able to pay for all of my tuition, books, bus fare and gas with the need-based grants I received. Their tuition is extremely affordable. The classes are of higher quality than I had expected. I felt like every one of my professors care about me and want me to succeed. I've had professors offer to help with planning my next semester and filling out transfer applications.

The student life is fairly good for a community college. I took free boxing lessons on campus, they offer many other fitness classes as well. I joined the school newspaper staff of the was able to publish my writing. I was even assigned an interview with Kevin Hart and Josh Gad during my first semester working for The Egalitarian! I also enjoined attending other club meetings like the psychology club.

One of my favorite experiences was when my geology professor Dr. Qureshi hosted a World Water Day conference. He brought in U.N. representatives, a Coast Guard Captain, engineers and two U.S. Congressmen to speak to students about the environment and water conservation. Every member of my geology class presented their own research on a particular U.N. conservation goal at the conference, I spoke about population. I helped introduce the speakers and I participated in the interview for HCC Stafford TV's special on the event.

Everyone on campus is really friendly. I've made lots of friends. The only downside is some student have the "it's not Harvard" syndrome and bad-mouth the community college a lot. I ignore them. There are many more students like myself who are excited to simply be going to college and to be transferring to a University soon.

If I would do it over, I would have applied for the Honors College at Central. I wish I would have know about it!