Houston Community College (225423)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$792
2022 Average Net Price
$6,287
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.35%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
48,159
28.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
17.4%
723 Graduates

About

Houston Community College (225423) is a higher education institution located in Harris County, TX. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Houston Community College (225423) were General Studies (1,936 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (749 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (580 degrees).

In 2022, 6,679 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Houston Community College (225423). 65.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (2,360 degrees), 1.31 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1,808 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Houston Community College (225423) is $792, which is $−7,320 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Houston Community College (225423) is $792, which is $−7,320 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,287.

In 2022, 39% of undergraduate students attending Houston Community College (225423) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 15% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$792
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Houston Community College (225423) was $792. The cost of tuition at Houston Community College (225423) is $−7,320 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$6,287
2022 Value
2.93%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Houston Community College (225423) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,287. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Houston Community College (225423) grew by 2.93%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,080
Room and Board
$2,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Houston Community College (225423) was of $9,080 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,250. 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
15%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

39% of undergraduate students at Houston Community College (225423) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 8.33% with respect to 2021, when 36% 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.
1.35%
2019 Default Rate
114
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Houston Community College (225423) was 1.35%, which represents 114 out of the 8466 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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Enrollment

Houston Community College (225423) had a total enrollment of 48,159 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Houston Community College (225423) is 13,857 students and the part-time enrollment is 34,302. This means that 28.8% of students enrolled at Houston Community College (225423) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Houston Community College (225423), both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.3% Hispanic or Latino, 26.1% Black or African American, 11.4% White, 10.4% Asian, 2.21% Two or More Races, 0.147% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0561% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Houston Community College (225423) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (20.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (15.4%) and Black or African American Female (14.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

28.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Houston Community College (225423) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48,159 students. The full-time enrollment at Houston Community College (225423) is 13,857 and the part-time enrollment is 34,302. This means that 28.8% of students enrolled at Houston Community College (225423) are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2022 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 (225423) was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Houston Community College (225423) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    18,424 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    12,582 enrolled students
  3. White
    5,473 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Houston Community College (225423) is 38.3% Hispanic or Latino, 26.1% Black or African American, 11.4% White, 10.4% Asian, 2.21% Two or More Races, 0.147% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0561% 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 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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, 1,649 students (3.42%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 2,013 more women than men received degrees from Houston Community College (225423). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Houston Community College (225423) is hispanic or latino (2,360 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1808 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Houston Community College (225423) is General Studies (1,936 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (749 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (580 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Houston Community College (225423), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (79 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (134 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,936 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 (225423) are Physicians (390,392 people), Other managers (149,210 people), Postsecondary teachers (115,928 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (115,112 people), and Other Physical Scientists (100,112 people).

The most specialized majors at Houston Community College (225423) in 2022 are Science Technologies (79 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (134 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,936 degrees), Biology (580 degrees), and Precision Production (115 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (225423) are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Houston Community College (225423) are Science Technologies (79 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (134 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,936 degrees), Biology (580 degrees), and Precision Production (115 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (225423) are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (464,950 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (288,108 people), Elementary & secondary schools (256,288 people), Offices of physicians (192,361 people), and Scientific research & development services (139,596 people).

The most specialized majors at Houston Community College (225423) are Science Technologies (79 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (134 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,936 degrees), Biology (580 degrees), and Precision Production (115 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (225423).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 1,936 degrees awarded
  2. 749 degrees awarded
  3. 580 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Houston Community College (225423) was General Studies with 1,936 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,333
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
4,346
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,333 degrees were awarded to men at Houston Community College (225423), which is 0.537 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,346).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 645 degrees were awarded to men at Houston Community College (225423) in General Studies, which is 0.5 times less than the 1291 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 1291 degrees were awarded to men at Houston Community College (225423) in General Studies, which is 2 times more than the 645 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%
100% Completion Time
17%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 8% of students graduating from Houston Community College (225423) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 17% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 23% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (26.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Houston Community College (225423) is Female and Two or More Races (26.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 1.66% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,360 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,808 degrees awarded
  3. White
    777 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Houston Community College (225423) is hispanic or latino (2,360 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1808 degrees).

1.35% of degree recipients (90 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,478 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    1,333 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    882 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Houston Community College (225423) is hispanic or latino female (1,478 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (1333 degrees).

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Operations

Houston Community College (225423) has an endowment valued at nearly $10.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 1.07M (9.86%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Houston Community College (225423) had a total salary expenditure of 524M. Houston Community College (225423) employs 849 Instructors. Most academics at Houston Community College (225423) are Female Instructor (441), and Male Instructor (408).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Houston Community College (225423) are: Office and Administrative Support, with 313 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 289 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 271 employees.

Endowment

$10.8M
2022 Endowment
2.46%
growth from 2021

Houston Community College (225423) has an endowment valued at about $10.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Houston Community College (225423) grew 2.46% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.6M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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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. $99.6M - Federal
  2. $4.57M - State
  3. $149k - Local

As of 2022, Houston Community College (225423) received $99.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.57M from state grants and contracts, and $149k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$206M
2022 Salaries
2.07%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Houston Community College (225423) paid a median of $206M in salaries, which represents 39.3% of their overall expenditure ($524M) and a 2.07% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$65.5M
Instructional Salaries
849
Number of Employees

In 2022, Houston Community College (225423) paid a total of $65.5M to 849 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
849 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
313 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Houston Community College (225423) was Instructor with 849 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Houston Community College (225423) were Office and Administrative Support with 313 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 289 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 271 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Houston Community College (225423) was Female Instructor with 441 employees, and Male Instructor with 408 employees.

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