History and Background of existing Katy Campus and Student Demographics
Since 1979, HCC has provided education and opportunity to Katy’s residents. What first began as college option classes after school at Katy High School has grown into a college community with close to 4,300 students drawn from across the Houston area. More than a third (34%) of the Katy Campus’s Texas resident students commute from within the HCC district boundaries and almost half of those (16.5%) come from within HISD.
In addition to offering educational opportunities, HCC has integrated itself into this thriving community by building a strong education brand and reputation through active participation in groups such as Katy Area Chamber of Commerce, Katy Area Economic Development Council, Katy ISD, and Katy Business Association.
Strong population growth in Katy has accelerated the community’s diversification. Since the 1990s the number of households has tripled in the Katy area. Over roughly the same period, Katy ISD’s population of minority students increased from 19% to 58% of its total enrollment. In short, as it grows, the student population in Katy is becoming more and more like that of Houston.