You still have time to enroll in community college this fall and increase your earning power with an associate degree. A two-year degree from your local community college is extremely affordable, and financial aid counselors can help you determine how to pay for school. Compared to someone with a high school diploma, associate degree graduates earn $15,200 more per year, on average, over the course of a working lifetime. Community college tuition averages less than $2,600 per year, a fraction of what you would pay at a four-year university.
The Gulf Coast Consortium of Community Colleges is a partnership of nine public community colleges along the Texas Gulf Coast collaborating to advance the mission of community college education, train the region’s workforce and enrich the student learning experience. Check the maps on this page to find out which community college serves your area, then contact that college through the links below to get started on a degree program that can set you on the path to a better, financially-rewarding career!
Alvin Community College
Alvin Community College is a premier college that provides high-quality academic, technical and cultural programs, Alvin Community College’s focus will be to promote student success, enhance quality of life and support economic development.
Alvin, TX 77511
Brazosport College is an open door, equal access higher education institution committed to providing the best courses, programs, and activities that can be organized and presented to meet the identified needs of adult learners from varied backgrounds.
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
College of the Mainland
College of the Mainland is a learning-centered institution. COM philosophy is that everyone deserves an education and they strive to boost the intellectual and economic prosperity of the diverse communities they serve by upholding six core value focusing on student success, accountability, integrity, innovation, collaboration and more.
Texas City, TX 77591
Galveston College creates accessible learning opportunities to fulfill individual and community needs by providing high-quality educational programs and services. Galveston College provides the citizens of Galveston Island and surrounding region with academic, workforce development, continuing education, and community service programs.
Galveston, TX 77550-7496
Houston Community College
Houston Community College is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the country with more than 70,000 students each semester, including more international students (nearly 8%) than any community college in the country. With an inspiring vision, HCC will become an opportunity institution for every student we serve—essential to our community’s success.
Houston, TX, 77002
Lee College offers more than 130 Degrees and Certificates. Students can also join more than 22 student organizations from this Title V and Achieving the Dream College. Lee College is sixth in the nation for degrees awarded in science and technologies, first in community colleges to receive Kresge Foundation Grant and the participates in the Exxon Mobil Process Technology Program.
Baytown, TX 77520
Lone Star College
Known for its innovation and its visionary thinking, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest growing community college system in Texas.
LSCS offers associate degrees and certification in many areas of study. Through its progressive partnerships with four-year universities, LSCS can also offer seamless opportunities to obtain bachelor’s and master’s degrees at one of its two University Centers.
The Woodlands, TX 77381
San Jacinto College
Surrounded by the monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for 50 years. We are committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of over 29,000 students. San Jacinto College is spread out over three campuses, all of them offering state-of-the-art facilities, excellent faculty and staff, great services and a whole lot of fun activities and exciting opportunities. Whatever you need, whatever you seek, it’s here for you – and we are here to help you every step of the way.
Pasadena, Texas 77504
Wharton County Junior College
With a district encompassing Wharton County and the Needville Independent School District, WCJC has a service area that includes Fort Bend, Matagorda, Colorado, and parts of Jackson and Austin Counties. It has a central campus in Wharton and extension campuses in Sugar Land, Richmond, and Bay City. In addition, the college offers classes at extension centers in El Campo and Palacios.
Wharton, Texas 77488