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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,280 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Enrolled Students
28.8% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
562 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at Houston Community College is $2,280, which is $942 less than the national median in-state tuition of $3,222. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $2,280, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $4,656 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $6,936.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,205.

In 2016, 41% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 21% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Houston Community College has a total enrollment of 57,032 students. The full-time enrollment at Houston Community College is 16,415 students and the part-time enrollment is 40,617. This means that 28.8% of students enrolled at Houston Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Houston Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.4% Hispanic or Latino, 28.3% Black or African American, 13.5% White, 9.8% Asian, 1.57% Two or More Races, 0.18% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.16% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Houston Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (4.16%), followed by Black or African American Female (3.76%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 1,631 more women than men graduated from Houston Community College. The majority of students graduating from Houston Community College are Hispanic or Latino. These 2,586 graduates mean that there were 1.13 times more Hispanic or Latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2,297 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Houston Community College is General Studies with 5,048 graduates, followed by General Business Administration & Management with 206 graduates and Registered Nursing with 139 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Houston Community College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Science Technologies, with 147 graduates, followed by Liberal Arts & Humanities with 5,048 graduates and Communication Technologies with 116 graduates.


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Houston Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $9.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.95M (30.4%), compared to the 0.69% average return ($21,444 on $3.12M) across all Associate's Colleges.

In 2015, Houston Community College had a total expenditure of $409M. Of that $409M, they spent $184M on salaries and $37.1M on benefits.

Houston Community College employs 818 Instructors, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Houston Community College are Female Instructors (417), Male Instructors (401), and N/A N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Houston Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 331 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 289 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 201 employees.



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