Houston Community College System: Narrative Description

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3100 Main St.
PO Box 667517
Houston, TX 77266-7517
Tel: (713)718-2000; Admissions: (713)718-8500; Fax: (713)718-2111; Web Site: http://www.hccs.edu/

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1971. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 37,846. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 5,095 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 12,153 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 25,693 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 134 other countries, 0.3% Native American, 24% Hispanic, 22% black, 12% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 11% international, 54% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for allied health programs. Required for some: high school transcript, interview. Placement: TSI, ACT ASSET required; SAT I recommended; ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1410 Full-time, $47 per semester hour part-time. State resident tuition: $3030 Full-time, $101 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3630 Full-time, $121 per semester hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 57 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Eastwood Student Association, Eagle's Club, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, International Student Association. Major annual events: Chancellor's Food/Toy Drive, Cinco de Mayo, Black History Month. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Main library plus 19 others with 140,674 books, 671 microform titles, 2,012 serials, 16,334 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 3,200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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