The Houston Community College System (HCC) is a network of post-secondary community colleges located in and around metropolitan Houston.
There are six area schools:
- Central College
- Northeast College
- Northwest College
- Southwest College
- Southeast College
- Coleman College of Health Sciences
as well as 32 campuses that serve Houston and Spring Branch, North Forest, Alief, and Fort Bend County
Although each of the colleges that comprise the system operate with a degree of autonomy, a series of mergers and consolidations over the past several decades have created the current district. HCC is an open enrollment public institution that provides all students with the opportunity to pursue high‐quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career and economic development, and lifelong learning.