Academic Experience

Location
Houston, TX
Undergrads
18,476
Tuition (in-state)
$3,751 ($3,355)
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4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Beginning term of my new major of biological studies with emphasis in Chemistry and Biochemistry. When looking into what area of academics you want the school and it's faculty uses study grounds, TA's and work study to help with the learning process. The student portal that is used for learning is easy and has a family interface when it has labs and other tools to help with the students progress in learning.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: The educational institute has it's own defaulted portal and study programs for students that want to learn. Professors and others encourage me and other student in class to use the student center to check in and see what study program is available. The college I am attending also has departmental individual study programs for students.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: I am not 100% sure on my major, but I have been working on my associates for the past two years. The workload is very manageable.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: The professors are fantastic. It is obvious that they care for their job and they are very motivating for the most part. Registering for classes at HCC is the most frustrating thing on the planet. It only works on certain browsers, if you go to too many different pages in a quick time you have to log out and log back in, and you have to be very specific when searching for items. The special study options would have to be the multiple places there are to study on and around the campus.

1 College Student

Academic Experience: i dont know what to say

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 238th
    Best Class Sizes
  • 1293rd
    Least Stressful Workloads
  • 1344th
    Best Class Availability
  • 1603rd
    Most Accessible Professors

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Daisy Le
Hometown
Stafford, Texas
Major
Art Education/Business Finance
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Houston Community College students have a reputation for success. HCC has several partnerships with educational programs committed to making students successful, as well as expanded facilities in Qatar for international teaching students. Professors are very serious in the science, math, and reading skills classes and often push students to study for at least 20 hours per week. Lots of professors are effective communicators, provide an organized syllabus and guidelines for classes, and are reasonable when grading. All professors have office appointments and each academic department offers tutoring daily. Advisers are very helpful, as are the busy Academic Deans. Class schedules are very flexible; there is now a find-a-tutor schedule for students, too. Small classes allow interaction and more effective class discussions, and lectures and presentations are often followed by note taking and oral questions asked by the professor.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
26:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
809
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
2,781
Full-Time Retention Rate
59%
Part-Time Retention Rate
44%
Transfer-Out Rate
26%
Graduation Rate
13%
Colleges/Divisions
HCC Coleman School of Sciences
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Certificate
Instructional Programs
Occupational: Yes
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: Yes
Secondary (High School): Yes
Programs/Majors Offered
87
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: Unknown
  • General Studies: Unknown
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce: Unknown
  • Registered Nursing (RN): Unknown
Special Study Options
Distance Learning Opportunities: Yes
Study Abroad: Yes
Weekend/Evening College: Yes
Teacher Certification: Yes
Class Sizes
Class sizes range from 10 to 30 people. Since lectures are small and intimate, sometimes no one talks to each other. Other times students find study buddies or develop new friendships with classmates. There are some professors that prefer assigned seats while most are allowed to sit freely.
Student/Professor Relationships
Some staff members aren't very communicative with students outside of class. Others don't show much interest in what they are teaching. However, there are some professors have a passion for working with students and teaching their subjects. These professors do want to help students succeed.
Testing & Grading Procedures
Homework and participation usually count for 10-15%, while tests make up the bulk of the material used to determine grades. Most professors have homework, three to five exams, some type of oral presentation, projects, and quizzes from lectures. Lots of reading usually occurs as well as essay writing.
Typical Lecture - Single Day
Professors are constantly seeking new methods of teaching to help their students gain the knowledge necessary to succeed in the course and in life. Lectures are normally two hours long with PowerPoint presentations, pictures, and videos. There is lots of time for questions and discussion and peer interaction.
Typical Course - Start to Finish
Students can expect success if they attend class regularly, complete assignments on time, take lots of notes, study, and prepare for quizzes and exams.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
Speak to the counselors at the campus you are attending. They'll help you figure out which professors students enjoy the most, and this makes course selection easier.
Tips to Succeed
Read the textbook, review your notes, attend tutorials, take studying seriously, use the AskOnline tutorial service, speak with your professors and have one-on-one appointments, and form study groups where you can learn from one another. Always use the library's database and any handouts and suggestions the professors make to ensure your education a successful one!
Full-Time Faculty
809
Female Faculty
52%
Male Faculty
48%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 23%
Asian American: 9%
Hispanic: 10%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 57%
Unknown: 0%
Average Faculty Salary
$63,473
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes

Student Polls

Which statement(s) best describes the quality of education you're getting?    Based on 292 responses

  • 28% Applicable to the real world
  • 25% Learned a lot of new things
  • 23% Will advance my career
  • 14% Learned a few new things
  • 7% Will help me switch careers
  • 2% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know
  • 1% Waste of time

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