- Hill College accepts as its mission the task of providing high quality comprehensive educational programs and services. The college strives to enhance the educational, cultural, and economic development of its service area and to assist both individuals and the community to prepare for a more productive life.
- The teacher population of 140 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Hill College||(TX) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||140 staff||76 staff|
|Total Enrollment||4,020 students||3,921 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||29:1||35:1|
|# Full-Time Students||1,591 students||1,055 students|
|# Part-Time Students||2,429 students||2,866 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||294||252|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$32,100||$33,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- On March 3, 1962, through the efforts of the media, local civic groups, and many others, a bond issue was passed for the purpose of building a new campus. The college opened for business in September of 1962 under a new name, Hill Junior College. The new college district was expanded by the voluntary annexation of five Hill County school districts other than the original Hillsboro school district. The district now included Hillsboro, Abbott, Bynum, Covington, Itasca, and Whitney. In 1974, the college opened an extension center in Cleburne, Texas, located in Johnson County. The Johnson County Campus now includes six buildings on 32 acres of land and has more than 1,000 students enrolled in both day and night classes. In 1997 and 1998, the citizens of Alvarado, Cleburne, Godley, Grandview, Joshua, Keene, Rio Vista, and Venus approved a local maintenance and operation tax for the purpose of supporting the campus of Hill College in Johnson County. The college dropped 'junior' from its name in 1985 and became Hill College. The college campuses are located at Hillsboro, Cleburne, Glen Rose, Clifton, and a Virtual Campus accessible anywhere. Hill College campus area includes 73.8 acres of land located just east of the City of Hillsboro on a hill overlooking I 35 and the 35 acre Hill College Reunion Grounds. Following its relocation to this site in 1962, the student population has continued to grow, and the college has expanded its facilities in order to meet the needs of the community and its students. Twenty permanent buildings have been erected on the main campus with over 250,000 square feet of space. Hill College offers the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Applied Science Degree, Certificate of Technology, and Certificate of Completion. Hill College is accredited by the commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.
- The nearest community college to Hill College is Texas State Technical College-Waco (25.7 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 4,114 students | 25.70 Mi3801 Campus Drive
Waco,  TX  76705
- 8,484 students | 29.60 Mi1400 College Dr
Waco,  TX  76708
- 9,999 students | 34.90 Mi3200 W 7th Avenue
Corsicana,  TX  75110
- 6,759 students | 46.00 Mi3030 North Dallas Ave
Lancaster,  TX  75134
- 947 students | 47.70 Mi2915 Alouette Drive
Grand Prairie,  TX  75052
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