Hillsborough Community College (HCCFL)

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School Overview

Hillsborough Community College, commonly known as HCC, is a two-year postsecondary institution that spans six campuses throughout Hillsborough County, Florida. The campuses are located in Ybor City, Brandon, MacDill AFB, Plant City, South Shore, and Dale Mabry.

Hillsborough serves more than 43,000 students and is one of the top producers of associate’s degrees in the state of Florida and in the nation. Home to the Honors Institute, HCC Honors Institute graduates often go on to pursue degrees at schools such as Yale, Boston University, Virginia Tech, Columbia University, UCLA, Mount Holyoke College, and Cornell University. Hillsborough athletes are known as the Hawks and compete with other colleges in a small variety of sports.

General Information

Admission Office

Box 31127

Tampa, FL 33631-3127

(813) 253-7004

(866) 253-7077

Fax: (813) 253-7196

Main Address

PO Box 31127

Tampa, FL 33631-3127

(813) 253-7000


Total undergrads: 24,037

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 4,046

Degree-seeking undergrads: 18,651


Urban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Online application fee: $20
Admissions Policies/Requirements

Limited access programs in certain health programs.

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $1,673 $1,878 $2,097 $2,264 +7.96%
Books and Supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,300 $1,300 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $2,973 $3,178 $3,397 $3,564 +4.92%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,784 68%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,632 63% $6,330,524 $3,879
• Federal grants 1,011 39% $4,027,901 $3,984
• Pell grants 1,011 39% $3,845,923 $3,804
• Other federal grants 195 7% $181,978 $933
Local and state government scholarships or grants 988 38% $1,787,590 $1,809
Institutional scholarships or grants 232 9% $515,033 $2,220
Student loan financial aid 352 13% $1,327,832 $3,772
• Federal student loans 352 13% $1,327,832 $3,772
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 2615 1333
Agriculture 4 2
Aquaculture 4 2
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Business, Management, Administration and Marketing Services 62 34
Accounting and Related Services, Other 2
Accounting Technology and Bookkeeping 11
Business Administration and Management 17 11
Entrepreneurship 6
Executive Assistant/executive Secretary 10 8
Hospitality Administration/management 5
Hotel/motel Administration/management
Management Information Systems and Services, Other 1 1
Management Information Systems
Marketing/marketing Management
Operations Management 17
Restaurant/food Services Management 1 6
Communications Technologies/technicians and Support Services 1
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/technician 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 17 12
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 2
Computer Systems Analysis/analyst 5 5
Computer/information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other 10 7
Construction Trades 98
Building/construction Site Management/manager
Carpentry/carpenter 1
Electrician 67
Pipefitting/pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter 10
Plumbing Technology/plumber 20
Education 4 172
Education, Other 172
Education off Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness 4
Engineering Technology 24 73
Architectural Engineering Technology/technician 9 2
Biomedical Technology/technician
Computer Technology/computer Systems Technology 2 28
Drafting and Design Technology/technician 19
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician 7 4
Environmental Control Technologies/technicians, Other 6
Industrial Production Technologies/technicians, Other 20
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences 415 399
Dental Assisting/assistant 11
Dental Hygiene/hygienist 9
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 18
Dietitian Assistant 3
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) 6 376
Health Information/medical Records Technology/technician 4
Medical Radiologic Technology/science – Radiation Therapist 40 4
Nuclear Medical Technology/technologist 14
Opticianry/ophthalmic Dispensing Optician 34 4
Optometric Technician/assistant
Psychiatric/mental Health Services Technician 12
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 240
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist 21
Veterinary/animal Health Technology/technician and Veterinary Assistant 18
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 46 476
Corrections 31
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration 39
Criminal Justice/police Science 183
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/technician 7
Fire Science/fire-fighting 188
Forensic Science and Technology 13
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
Security and Loss Prevention Services 61
Legal Studies 15 9
Legal Assistant/paralegal 15 9
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2005
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 2005
Mechanics and Repairers 47
Autobody/collision and Repair Technology/technician 36
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/technician 11
Medium/heavy Vehicle and Truck Technology/technician
Personal and Culinary Services 8 3
Culinary Arts/chef Training 3
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/manager 8
Precision Production Trades 5
Sheet Metal Technology/sheetworking 5
Visual and Performing Arts 2 3
Cinematography and Film/video Production 2 3
Work and Family Studies 12
Child Care and Support Services Management 12
Child Care Provider/assistant
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural mechanization C
Aquaculture A,C
Landscaping A,C
Pest Management C

Arts, Visual & Performing

Film Production/Cinematography A,C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting Technology A
Accounting and related services C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Entrepreneurial Studies C
Executive Assistant A,C
Hospitality Administration/Management A
Management Information Systems A,C
Management information systems and services, A,C
Operations Management A
Restaurant/Food Services Management A,C

Communications & Journalism

Communication, journalism and related programs C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – Specific Applications A,C
Computer Systems Analysis A,C
Computer/information technology services administration and management A,C

Construction Trades

Carpentry C
Electrician C
Pipefitting C
Plumbing C


Education of Deaf/Hearing Impaired A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A,C
Biomedical Engineering Technology A
Computer Systems A,C
Drafting and Design Technology C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Engineering/Industrial Management A
Environmental Engineering Technology A
Environmental control technologies / technicians A
Manufacturing Technologies A
Water Quality/Treatment C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Adult Development/Aging C
Child Care Management A
Child Care Service C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Community Health Services C
Dental Assistance C
Dental Hygiene A
Diagnostic Medical Sonography A
Dietician Assistant A
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Medical Records Technology C
Mental Health Services Technology A
Nuclear Medical Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Opticianry/Opthalmic Dispensing Services A
Optometric Technician/Assistant A
Respiratory Therapy A
Veterinarian Assistance A

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair C
Automotive Technology C
Communications Systems C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics C

Personal & Culinary Services

Restaurant/Catering Management A

Precision Production Trades

Sheet Metal Technology C

Security & Protective Services

Corrections C
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A,C
Fire Science/Firefighting C
Forensic Technologies C
Law Enforcement Administration A
Police Science C
Security and protective services C
Security/Loss Prevention C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Hillsborough Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (813) 253-7000
Website: https://www.hccfl.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online: https://www.hccfl.edu/admissions/apply-online
Address: 39 Columbia Drive, Tampa, FL 33606-3584
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 22,404
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 24 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 12,065 (54% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $2,506
Out-of-state Tuition: $9,111
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 72%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $7,145

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Hillsborough Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Hillsborough Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 11
Architecture and Related Services 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 96
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 21
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 86
Construction Trades 4
Education 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 93
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 1215
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 82
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 7
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 11
Personal and Culinary Services 21
Precision Production 3
Science Technologies/Technicians 1
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 7542

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Hillsborough Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $2,506
Out-of-state $9,111
Books and supplies $1,320

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 2,754 72%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,437 63% $7,145
Student loan aid 1,671 43% $5,307

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 11,847 51% $5,580
Federal student loans 7,954 34% $5,938

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Hillsborough Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Hillsborough Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Hillsborough Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 22,404
Undergraduate enrollment 22,404
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Hillsborough Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETT) - Dietetic Technician Program
    • Dietetics (DIETT) - Dietetic Technician Program
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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