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A Houston Community College with Potential

A Houston Community College with Potential

At the upcoming election on November 4th the Houston Community College is seeking to annex the Alief community into the HCC system. By doing this, students who live in Alief will pay the in-system tuition, which is half what they’re paying now, saving up to $1,600 per year. There are now 6,600 Alief residents going to various HCC campuses, so these students will see relief with the January 2009 semester.

HCC has more international students than any other community college system in the country. It’s often called Houston’s best kept secret. But as HCC expands its system and expands its offerings, it becomes better known.

In this segment Life Bytes host Ruchi M finds how the community colleges are important because not everyone can afford a four year college university. Ruchi M in this story of a community college that is growing and serving the nation’s fourth largest city and its residents, talks to Neeta Sane, who is not only a trustee of HCC but also chair to the trustees in the expansion.

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