Giving to Houston Community College

HCC Scholarships Help Houston and the People Who Live Here

Every Gift Makes a Real Difference
Gifts of Any Size Go a Long Way at HCC
An HCC education has a profound and direct impact on both the city of Houston and its citizens. At one-fifth the cost of Texas universities, HCC makes higher education a reality for tens of thousands of Houston-area residents every year.

But even HCC's modest tuition and fees can present obstacles for some people. Two-thirds of our credit students come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Open enrollment gives them a chance to improve their skills and knowledge - but only if they can afford it.

Your contributions will help Houston students gain access to higher education and complete their degree or certificate.

Every Gift Makes a Real Difference

  • College graduates with an associate degree will earn an average of $510,000 more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
  • Each taxpayer dollar invested in a community college yields $3 in benefits in regional economic development.
  • HCC returns over $1 billion to the local economy each year through the earnings of former students, faculty, and staff.

For more on how HCC benefits the entire Houston community, please visit our HCC & Houston page.

Gifts of Any Size Go a Long Way at HCC

  • Tuition and fees at HCC are 20% of the cost of those at Texas's public universities.
  • $816 will pay a semester of tuition and fees for a full-time in-district student.
  • $208.50 will cover the cost of a single course.
  • $100 will help buy textbooks for a student studying anything from calculus to cardiovascular technology.
  • Other amounts may help a professor to start a creative program to enhance student learning.

To give to the HCC Foundation, please visit our Donate Now page.

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