Hillsborough Community College

39 Columbia Drive
Tampa, FL 33606
Tel: (813)253-7000
26,590 students
Public institution
With over forty years of providing excellence in education, Hillsborough Community College is the ninth largest of Florida's 28 member community college system. HCC is a public, state-supported college accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. HCC aims for a high-quality learning environment that prepares its students to excel in Academics and Athletics as leaders in a global economy.
School Highlights
Hillsborough Community College serves 26,590 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is lower than the state community college average of 37:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Hillsborough Community College is one of 8 community colleges within Hillsborough County, FL.
The nearest community college is Everest University-Tampa (4.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 729 teachers has grown by 39% over five years.
College Hillsborough Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 729 staff
61 staff
Hillsborough Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 26,590 has grown by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has decreased from 43:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.76 is more than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment 26,590 students 1,315 students
Hillsborough Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 36:1
Hillsborough Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 11,532 students
815 students
Hillsborough Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 15,058 students
1,061 students
Hillsborough Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Hillsborough Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Hillsborough Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Hillsborough Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Hillsborough Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Hillsborough Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Hillsborough Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Hillsborough Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Hillsborough Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Hillsborough Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.76 0.70
Hillsborough Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,506 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,111 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,506 $5,590
Hillsborough Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,111 $10,086
Hillsborough Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 420 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 79%
Hillsborough Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • There are many great reasons to choose HCC. With campuses on Dale Mabry Highway and in Ybor City, Plant City, and Brandon, our students can find classes at convenient locations and times. Teaching takes priority over research for our faculty, and with smaller class sizes, your professor will actually know your name. Graduate with an Associate of Arts Degree and you are guaranteed admission as a junior to any state university and to many private colleges. Earn an Associate in Science Degree and you will be prepared to enter the competitive workforce. The Brandon Campus offers an array of credit classes, including those needed to earn an Associate in Arts degree. Home to the College s Honors Institute, the main campus is located on an 82-acre site off Falkenburg Road, between SR 60 and Hwy. 574. HCC has four primary campus locations, two satellite locations, a very active distance learning program (eCampus), and a comprehensive corporate training center (Corporate Training Center @ HCC). With HCC you can expect small classes, individual attention, day, evening, weekend & eClasses, convenient locations, affordable tuition and regionally-accredited AA & AS degrees. Hillsborough Community College district support services are located on Davis Island. These offices support the critical functions of the Hillsborough Community College District and the campuses. Some of the offices here are our financial services, marketing, academic affairs, our management and research statistics and human resources.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Everest University-Tampa
    Private for-profit
    844 students | 4.90 Mi3319 W Hillsborough Ave
    Tampa, FL 33614
  • Remington College-Tampa Campus
    Private not-for-profit
    190 students | 5.50 Mi6302 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Ste 400
    Tampa, FL 33619
  • 294 students | 5.80 Mi5701 E. Hillsborough Ave.
    Tampa, FL 33610
  • Fortis College-Tampa
    Private for-profit
    11 students | 6.60 Mi3910 US Hwy 301 N Suite 200
    Tampa, FL 33619
  • 1,478 students | 6.90 Mi5104 Eisenhower Blvd
    Tampa, FL 33634
Did You Know?
For Tampa private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,896 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Tampa community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.74, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Tampa is Sanford-Brown Institute-Tampa. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.