Welcome to Coleman College for Health Sciences!
Our vision is to be the preeminent health sciences community college in the nation, preparing students for today's health science careers, and a lifetime of learning.
Founded in 2004, Coleman College confers associate degrees and certificates in 20 health science fields in a state-of-the-art academic environment. A member institution of the Texas Medical Center, Coleman College provides its students unsurpassed access to world-renown health science resources and as a campus of the Houston Community College System, offers affordable, rewarding futures.
Health Science Programs
Health science programs hold information sessions every month for future students to learn more about Coleman College programs and admission steps to each. Attendance at an information session is a required first step for admission to a program.
Dr. John B. Coleman (1925 – 1994)
"Dr. Coleman dedicated his life to serving the Houston community through his numerous roles as a physician, a public servant and a humanitarian, so it is appropriate to immortalize his life work by naming the new health science center in his honor," said John Fonteno Jr., an HCCS trustee at the dedication of the John B. Coleman, M.D. College for Health Sciences. "He gave back to the community through his willingness to offer his personal resources to numerous civic efforts, enriching the lives of individuals through his many local projects and his willingness to respond to requests for his advice and counsel."
The School named for Dr. Coleman has grown to be the leading health science community college in the nation and the only one of its kind residing in the world-renown Texas Medical Center. Degrees and certification programs in some of the fastest-growing careers in medicine are offered and the school’s outstanding faculty are acknowledged by their peers for leadership and vision.
Dr. Coleman's contributions to the city were so widespread that the City of Houston, the State of Texas and Fisk University saluted him with a special celebration at the Shamrock Hotel in 1981. The steering committee included community, political and business leaders from throughout the city and state.
Dr. Coleman graduated from Jack Yates High School in Houston, Fisk University in Nashville, and Howard University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. After medical school, Dr. Coleman returned to Houston and eventually became chief of staff at Riverside Hospital. He also was general chairman of the United Negro College Fund in Houston.
He served as a regent or an advisory board member of the Texas A&M School of Medicine and Texas A&M Systems, The University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center, Texas Southern University, Huston-Tillotson College, and the Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators. He was a member of the board of directors of Entex Gas, Inc., the Greater Houston Partnership, the Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce, the South Central YMCA and the Houston Parks and Recreation Department.
His life was dedicated to serving the Houston community through his many leadership roles as physician, public servant and humanitarian.