The Texas Gulf Coast Community Colleges Consortium 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.
Together the nine public community colleges of the Gulf Coast Consortium enroll nearly 200,000 students in credit courses – almost one-fourth the total enrollment of all community college students in Texas – and another 60,000 students in non-credit Continuing Education and workforce courses.
Community College Service Areas
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.
- 3110 Mustang Rd
Alvin, TX 77511
- (281) 756-3500
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.
- 500 College Blvd
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
- (979) 230-3000
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.
- 1200 N Amburn Rd
Texas City, TX 77591
- (409) 938-1211
Galveston College, an innovative public post-secondary institution dedicated to student success, teaching, and learning, creates accessible learning opportunities to fulfill individual and community needs by providing high quality educational programs and services.
A fully accredited community college, Galveston College is instrumental in providing the educational needs of the community by providing academic transfer, workforce education, continuing education, and developmental programs. Within all of these programs, the college maintains the highest level of standards and encourages innovative teaching methods that take full advantage of current technologies.
- 4015 Avenue Q
Galveston, TX 77550
- (409) 944-1220
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.
- 3100 S Main St
Houston, TX 77004
- (713) 718-2000
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.
- 200 Lee Dr
Baytown, TX 77520
- (281) 427-5611
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.
- 5000 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77381
- (832) 813-6500
San Jacinto College
Surrounded by 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, since 1961. San Jacinto College is a 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 10 institution, a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient as one of the top five community colleges in the country, and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students each year benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers eight areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.
- 4624 Fairmont Pkwy
Pasadena, TX 77504
- (281) 998-6151
Wharton County Junior College
Wharton County Junior College offers affordable, hands-on learning in a supportive environment to help you transfer to a four-year university or earn a marketable associate degree or certificate. The college offers more than 40 programs of study. In addition, on-campus and online classes mean you can learn when it is convenient for you. The Wharton County Junior College service area includes Wharton, Matagorda, and Colorado counties, as well as parts of Fort Bend, Jackson, and Austin counties.
- 911 E Boling Hwy
Wharton, TX 77488
- (979) 532-4560
Hear What Our Students Have to Say!
I started the process, going back to school when I was 41. I will get my first college degree at 45 as a single mom. If I can do it anybody can do it. Just start taking one class at a time, get your feet wet and once you do the one class you'll be hooked and you'll want more.
I decided to study electrical/electronics technology because I have always been curious about how electronic devices worked, not just on the outside but also on the inside. What I love most about being in the electrical/electronics program is all the hands-on projects. I have always been a visual learner and a “try it out” type of person. The program not only tests you on your academic knowledge, but it tests you more on your hands-on capabilities. After graduating from Galveston College, I plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering technology. I don’t know exactly what type of career I will have when I am done with school, but as long as I am working with electronics I will be a happy girl.