Houston Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$792
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$4,118
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
12.8%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
48,329
29.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
17%
653 Graduates

About

Houston Community College is a higher education institution located in Harris County, TX. In N/A, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Houston Community College were N/A.

In 2020, 7,125 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Houston Community College. 60.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (2,450 degrees), 1.38 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1771 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Houston Community College is $792, which is $−7,188 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Houston Community College is $792, which is $−7,188 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,118.

In 2020, 39% of undergraduate students attending Houston Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 16% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$792
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Houston Community College was $792. The cost of tuition at Houston Community College is $−7,188 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$4,118
2020 Value
12.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Houston Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,118. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Houston Community College grew by 12.1%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,660
Room and Board
$2,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Houston Community College was of $8,660 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,250. The cost of room and board increased by 3.1% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

39%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
16%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

39% of undergraduate students at Houston Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.63% with respect to 2019, when 38% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
12.8%
2018 Default Rate
1137
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Houston Community College was 12.8%, which represents 1137 out of the 8894 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Houston Community College has a total enrollment of 48,329 students. The full-time enrollment at Houston Community College is 14,143 students and the part-time enrollment is 34,186. This means that 29.3% of students enrolled at Houston Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Houston Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36.2% Hispanic or Latino, 26.7% Black or African American, 13% White, 10.9% Asian, 2.2% Two or More Races, 0.137% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0993% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Houston Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (19.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (16%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (12.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

29.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Houston Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48,329 students. The full-time enrollment at Houston Community College is 14,143 and the part-time enrollment is 34,186. This means that 29.3% of students enrolled at Houston Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Houston Community College was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Houston Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    17,501
  2. Black or African American
    12,928
  3. White
    6,291

The enrolled student population at Houston Community College is 36.2% Hispanic or Latino, 26.7% Black or African American, 13% White, 10.9% Asian, 2.2% Two or More Races, 0.137% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0993% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 860 students (1.78%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 1487 more women than men received degrees from Houston Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Houston Community College is hispanic or latino (2,450 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1771 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Houston Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Houston Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (71 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (135 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,851 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Houston Community College are Physicians (373,403 people), Other managers (133,715 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (124,115 people), Postsecondary teachers (113,456 people), and Other Physical Scientists (81,792 people).

The most specialized majors at Houston Community College are Science Technologies (71 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (135 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,851 degrees), Engineering Technologies (224 degrees), and Biology (385 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Houston Community College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Houston Community College are Science Technologies (71 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (135 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,851 degrees), Engineering Technologies (224 degrees), and Biology (385 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Houston Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (444,197 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (266,647 people), Elementary & secondary schools (243,274 people), Offices of physicians (176,764 people), and Scientific research & development services (120,857 people).

The most specialized majors at Houston Community College are Science Technologies (71 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (135 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,851 degrees), Engineering Technologies (224 degrees), and Biology (385 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Houston Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Houston Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,819
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
4,306
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,819 degrees were awarded to men at Houston Community College, which is 0.655 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,306).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 1030 degrees were awarded to men at Houston Community College in General Studies, which is 0.566 times less than the 1821 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 1821 degrees were awarded to women at Houston Community College in General Studies, which is 1.77 times more than the 1030 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%
100% Completion Time
18%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 8% of students graduating from Houston Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 18% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 25% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (40%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Houston Community College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (40% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.3% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,450 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,771 degrees awarded
  3. White
    805 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Houston Community College is hispanic or latino (2,450 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1771 degrees).

1.43% of degree recipients (102 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,476 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    1,198 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    974 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Houston Community College is hispanic or latino female (1,476 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (1,198 degrees).

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Houston Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $10.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.96M (37.7%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Houston Community College had a total salary expenditure of $503M. Houston Community College employs 864 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Houston Community College are Female Instructors (445), Male Instructors(419), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Houston Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 355 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 287 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 270 employees.

Endowment

$10.5M
2020 Endowment
2.73%
growth from 2019

Houston Community College has an endowment valued at about $10.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Houston Community College grew 2.73% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.08M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Houston Community College (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $29.3M - Federal
  2. $4.39M - State
  3. $172k - Local

As of 2020, Houston Community College received $29.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.39M from state grants and contracts, and $172k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$211M
2020 Salaries
0.861%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Houston Community College paid a median of $211M in salaries, which represents 41.9% of their overall expenditure ($503M) and a 0.861% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.936% decline from 2018 and a 4.87% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$65.6M
Instructional Salaries
864
Number of Employees

In 2020, Houston Community College paid a total of $65.6M to 864 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
864 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
355 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Houston Community College were Instructor with 864 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Houston Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 355 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 287 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 270 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Houston Community College was Female Instructor with 445 employees, and Male Instructor with 419 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Houston Community College.

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