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

Student Body: My school has a lot of diversity. In any classroom, there is a member of every ethnicity. We have super geeky people as well as the "cool kids." It honestly reminds me of high school. Everyone is super friendly and willing to help, so I really enjoy that aspect.

3 College Student

Student Body: a lot of diversity between age and race.

4 College Junior

Student Body: HCC doesn't discriminate any type of diversity. It their culture and it their life.

4 Recent Alumnus

Student Body: This school is so diverse, when I attended classes on-campus there were so many different people and I made a few friends.

3 College Sophomore

Student Body: Our Student government is active and there are a lot of activity.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 144th
    Best Social Interaction
  • 1416th
    Smartest Students
  • 1548th
    Most Outgoing Students
  • 1552nd
    Most Career-Oriented Students
  • 1654th
    Friendliest Students

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Daisy Le
Stafford, Texas
Art Education/Business Finance
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Students at Houston Community College embrace diversity and support each other despite differences in racial, economic, and social backgrounds. There is a LGBT group on campus, alongside many academic, study, and religious clubs and organizations. The average student works part-time or full-time to help pay tuition and school-related fees. Students are willing to help each other in group projects and support each other in class. Many international students study within the Southwest region and have no trouble finding help from American students. With so much diversity, classmates often get along and learn new things from one another. Class discussions run smoothly and sometimes the teachers have to stop the students from continuing debates for too long. Students can sometimes be found speaking to each other in foreign languages, and cultural food and languages are shared are celebrated at certain times of the year by HCC clubs and organizations.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Student Diversity
African American: 32%
Asian American: 10%
Hispanic: 28%
International: 9%
Native American: 0%
White: 18%
Unknown: 1%
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 3%
18-19: 10%
20-21: 24%
22-24: 21%
25+: 41%
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Florida
  • Foreign countries
  • Illinois
  • Louisiana
Typical Peers
Students are always laughing and complaining about assignments in different languages but understand each other very well!
Athletic Association
  • NAA
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: N/A
Student Organizations
Phi Theta Kappa, HCC Athletics, Student Government, Science Club, and Math Club all have unique and good reviews. Not too many students join clubs, but it is very easy to start one if you are interested. All you need to do is fill out some paperwork, find a sponsor within that area, and select officers, and everything else will fall into place.
ROTC Programs
Army ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: No
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Did You Know?
Students need to have a 2.0 GPA or higher to join a club at Houston Community College.

Student Polls

I would say students at my school are    Based on 352 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Career-oriented
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Outgoing
  • Smart

How much social and academic interaction is there between students?    Based on 337 responses

  • 7% No interaction. My classes are all online or the students at my school are there to learn and then go home.
  • 56% Some interaction, but it's mostly in the classroom.
  • 37% A lot of interaction. Students participate in clubs, study together, and hang out.



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