Hillsborough Community College

39 Columbia Drive
Tampa, FL 33606
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings
  • 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 19,532 students (46% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is same as the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 59%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 19,532 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,506
  • Out-state tuition: $9,111
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 60%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Hillsborough Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,403 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Hillsborough Community College
(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
1,403 staff
139 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Hillsborough Community College has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The Hillsborough Community College diversity score of 0.72 is equal to the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
19,532 students
2,862 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
8,903 students
862 students
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# Part-Time Students
10,629 students
2,000 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Hillsborough Community College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
206 students
263 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
8,903 students
862 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
66 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
10,629 students
2,761 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
34 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
420 students
174 students
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% Asian
4%
3%
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% Hispanic
30%
29%
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% Black
14%
16%
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% White
40%
41%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
3%
3%
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% Unknown races
4%
5%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score
0.72
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
29%
64%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
3.57%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$36,000
$31,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,506 is less than the state average of $3,893. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,111 is less than the state average of $10,705. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,506
$3,893
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$9,111
$10,705
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
72%
88%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,584
$9,750
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
91%
SAT Reading
n/a
442
SAT Math
n/a
429
ACT Composite
n/a
18
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
18
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Hillsborough Community College cost?
Hillsborough Community College's tuition is approximately $2,506 for In-State students and $9,111 for Out-State students.
What is Hillsborough Community College's ranking?
Hillsborough Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Florida for: Least expensive tuition, Diversity in US community colleges, Largest student body and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).
In what neighborhood is Hillsborough Community College located?
Hillsborough Community College is located in the Davis Islands neighborhood of Tampa, FL.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 19,532 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,506
  • Out-state tuition: $9,111
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 60%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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