Houston Community College System

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Houston Community College System

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Houston Community College System
The Houston Community College System administration in Midtown Houston
Established 1971
Type community college system
Chancellor Dr. Mary S. Spangler
Academic staff 2,513
Admin. staff 954
Students 57,364
Location Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
Campus six commuter campuses
Nickname HCCS (or HCC)
Mascot Eagle
Affiliations SACS
HCC logo.jpg

Houston Community College System (HCCS) is a community college system that operates community colleges in Houston, Missouri City, and Stafford in Texas.

As defined by the Texas Legislature, the official service area of HCCS includes territory within the following school districts:[1]

(*)district included in service area by state law, but is not part of the tax base.


HCCS is the second attempt of the Houston Independent School District to create a community college. In 1927, the district founded its first community colleges, Houston Junior College (for whites), which later evolved into the University of Houston and the Houston College for blacks (now Texas Southern University). In 1971, the district founded HCCS after HJC's and HCN's evolutions into the University of Houston and Texas Southern University respectively. In its early days, HCCS once used HISD school campuses for teaching facilities with classes during evenings and weekends like its ancestors. Around 1997 HCCS began to transfer operations to community college district-operated campuses throughout the HCCS service area.[2]

HCCS cities

Houston Community College System Administration Building

HCCS includes all of the following cities

HCCS includes portions of the following cities

The district also covers unincorporated areas of Harris (including some of Bridgeland), Fort Bend, and Waller Counties.

HCC Television

HCCS Central Campus (Midtown)

HCCS operates a television channel called Houston Community College Television (HCCTV).[3] The channel is aired on Comcast Channel 19, TV Max Channel 97, Phonoscope Channel 77 and Cebridge Channel 20. In addition it is streamed over the internet. The studio complex, which has one large studio unit, five edit suites, and a digital master control system, is located at the HCC headquarters.[4]

HCC began its television channel in 1994.[4]

HCC Athletics

HCC offers several sports activities to its students throughout its campuses, the sports offered includes:

List of colleges in HCCS

Central College

Willie Lee Gay Hall (South Campus)


Coleman College of Health Sciences

Northeast College

Northline Campus (Northside)


Northwest College

Houston Community College Spring Branch (Memorial City, near Spring Branch)


Southeast College


Southwest College

West Loop Center (contains Challenge Early College High School)
Gulfton Center (Gulfton)


Sources: Google Maps, The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Wikipedia, Yahoo! Answers

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