Houston Community College

Houston, TX 77002
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Houston Community College (HCC) is located in Houston, Texas. This is actually a community college system that encompasses several different community colleges in the Houston area.HCC was established in 1971. This is a very large community college that serves more than 69,000 students. It offers students the ability to pursue associate’s degrees, technical certificates, and enhanced skills certificates and it also has non-credit courses. HCC even has online courses in certain areas of study. This school covers many bases when it comes to the academic programs that it offers. Students will be able to learn the necessary skills at this school in order to find a great career path.

The HCC nursing program gives students the opportunity to earn certificates in vocational nursing or associate’s degrees in nursing. Students will develop the skills to work as nurses in a variety of different professional medical settings. The school also has an LVN-to-RN transition track for current LVNs who wish to work toward earning their RN status. The associate’s degree in nursing program has the full approval of the Texas State Board of Nursing.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students57,120
Student to Faculty Ratio23:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 22 72
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 3 17
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 73.8%
  • NCLEX-RN: 81.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1977 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$68/credit
In State Students$140/credit
Out of State Students$156/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $3,060 $6,300 $7,020
ADN 70 $4,760 $9,800 $10,920
BSN 125 $8,500 $17,500 $19,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 62% of Houston Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 52% $4,496
Other Federal Grant 8% $702
State Grant & Scholarships 18% $2,360
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 7% $1,527
Federal Student Loans 17% $5,222
Private Loans -- $4,544


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$4,967
$30,001 to $48,000$5,887
$48,001 to $75,000$7,844
$75,001 to $110,000$9,797
Over $110,000$9,956

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.
Houston Community College
3100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002

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