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27 February . 2019

Houston Community College joins UH in building new campus near Elyson

Houston Community College is relocating and expanding its Katy campus to a new location that will be adjacent to the University of Houston’s new Katy campus, near the intersection of the Katy Freeway and the Grand Parkway.

The HCC and UH campuses will be directly across from each other, on opposite sides of Colonial Parkway, and plans call for a shuttle to transport students between both campuses. This location is about eight miles south of Elyson.

HCC acquired 24 acres for its Katy campus, with the option of acquiring 30 additional acres. The first building will be a 140,000-square-foot structure with capacity for 7,000 students. The college plans to offer freshman- and sophomore-level classes, to supplement the junior-, senior- and graduate-level classes that will be offered at the nearby UH Katy campus.

HCC plans to begin construction of its new Katy campus in late 2019, and plans for it to be open to students by mid 2021.

HCC’s larger campus will allow it to grow along with west Houston’s booming population, and to offer more programs and courses, such as an engineering academy and a police academy, according to college officials.

UH plans to open the first building in its new 46-acre Katy campus this fall. It will house undergraduate and graduate programs from the UH Houston Cullen College of Engineering, along with programs offering a bachelor of science degree in nursing.

The three-story UH academic building will include general-purpose classrooms, engineering studios and a nursing simulation center. The 80,000-square-foot building is valued at $33 million.

As part of the highly regarded Katy Independent School District, Elyson is a strong supporter of education at all levels, and we’re excited about the new UH and HCC campuses. Learn more about our schools.