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 Houston Community College

Houston Community College - Houston, TX

3100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002

General information:(877)422-6111
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:63,015( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:24 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $1,392 $1,394 $1,625 -14%
Out-of-state $3,168 $3,410 $3,629 -6%
Books and supplies $1,600 $2,800 $2,400 17%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $9,864 $10,160 $10,160 0%
Other $3,476 $6,130 $4,400 28%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,476 $6,130 $4,400 39%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $2,992 $4,194 $4,025 0%
Off Campus $16,332 $20,484 $18,585 11%
Off Campus with Family $6,468 $10,324 $8,425 25%
On Campus $4,768 $6,210 $6,029 0%
Off Campus $18,108 $22,500 $20,589 10%
Off Campus with Family $8,244 $12,340 $10,429 20%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $2,160
In-state fees $1,073
Out-of-state tuition $2,160
Out-of-state fees $1,469
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 2,456 67% --
Grant or scholarship aid 2,241 61% $11,591,379 $5,172
Federal grants 2,139 58% $10,682,337 $4,994
Pell grants 2,137 58% $10,484,312 $4,906
Other federal grants 262 7% $198,025 $756
State/local government grant or scholarships 523 14% $856,398 $1,637
Institutional grants or scholarships 64 2% $52,644 $823
Student loan aid 1,161 32% $7,783,408 $6,704
Federal student loans 1,161 32% $7,783,408 $6,704
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 30,981 51% $126,999,293 $4,099
Pell grants 21,101 35% $85,536,985 $4,054
Federal student loans 13,114 22% $90,320,898 $6,887


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $7,796 $6,220 $10,084
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $7,598 $6,950 $10,521
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,692 $7,653 $11,193
$48,001 - $75,000 $10,057 $9,895 $12,737
$75,001 - $110,000 $10,573 $11,670 $14,860
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 63,015
Undergraduate enrollment 63,015
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 4,318
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 21 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges07/01/1977 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

12/04/1980 Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree or certificate

07/01/1968 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

06/14/1975 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

10/01/1973 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) - Programs for the nuclear medicine technologist

10/15/1980 - 06/13/2011Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations02 2
Liquor law violations102
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 020
Aggravated assault 002
Burglary 2022
Motor vehicle theft 103
Arson 020
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate21.9%
Number in default472
Number in repayment2,146

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 01063300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General3--
Landscaping and Groundskeeping--2
Ornamental Horticulture-3-
Category total332
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Banking and Financial Support Services73-
Business Administration and Management, General191169-
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry3459-
Fashion Merchandising10-6
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management12-0
International Business/Trade/Commerce80820
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management35-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General2728-
Real Estate2050-
Restaurant/Food Services Management--3
Tourism and Travel Services Management23-
Category total41239917
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects5-9
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design21-3
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician1539
Category total41321
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming, Specific Applications27--
Computer Programming/Programmer, General6--
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications7461-
Network and System Administration/Administrator343
Category total110653
Construction Trades Colleges
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General-7-
Category total-72
Education Colleges
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels10--
Category total10--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician711
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician910
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General372312
Instrumentation Technology/Technician2-2
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician3-0
Petroleum Technology/Technician13-9
Category total712524
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant--13
Child Care and Support Services Management--3
Child Development22-5
Category total22-21
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation41-
Category total41-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician19--
Dental Assisting/Assistant--16
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician--21
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)36914
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician20105
Histologic Technician17--
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--47
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage--15
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder--13
Medical/Clinical Assistant--28
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist8--
Occupational Therapist Assistant0-13
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant-27-
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant33--
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician124-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer3138-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse153--
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist11--
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-12-
Surgical Technology/Technologist-620
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant--20
Category total307166212
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science20161-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician80-
Fire Science/Fire-fighting-88-
Category total28249-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal251412
Category total251412
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies2444--
Category total2444--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician--0
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician-56
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician--2
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician6-21
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician--11
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/-2126
Category total62666
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General13-
Category total13-
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef11-5
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor--9
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General22-24
Culinary Arts/Chef Training26-9
Facial Treatment Specialist/Facialist-10-
Category total591049
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant0017
Welding Technology/Welder-176
Category total01723
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration0--
Category total0--
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician0-0
Chemical Technology/Technician22-6
Category total22-6
Social Sciences Colleges
Geographic Information Science and Cartography322
Category total322
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Cinematography and Film/Video Production8-6
Fashion/Apparel Design1517
Interior Design900
Music Management15-
Music Performance, General42-
Music Theory and Composition1-0
Category total38813
Grand total3606998473