Hillsborough Community College

Tampa, FL, USA
3.17 Average Rating

Hillsborough Community College is a 2-year community college in Tampa. Hillsborough confers associate degrees and certificates in over 190 academic programs. In addition to classroom space, HCC features two art galleries on its Dale Mabry and Ybor City campuses. For sports fans, Hillsborough fields six men’s and women’s athletic teams known as the Hawks.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
2 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
13%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Associate's
Total Number of Students
27,626
Total Number of Undergrads
27,626
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
24:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$4,845
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$2,506
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$9,111
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,784
Books and Supplies
$1320

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
57%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,135
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
57%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,572
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,222

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
67%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,310
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$9,901
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$105
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
66
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Hawks
School Colors
Gold/Dark Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NJCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
No
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Tampa
Lakeland
Orlando
Atlanta
Miami
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$33,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.17 Average Rating
i have not attended this college yet, but i am currently graduating high school and will be enrolling in hillsborough community college for the fall semester. this college has interested me due to its care for their students, its low cost, and the amount of other students who have had a positive experience going here. i am moving all the way from michigan to florida to be attending this college. i researched their dental hygiene program and saw the high success rate, and the amount of graduates with associates degrees.
jayla from hudsonville, mi
So,
I know you want to go to big name universities, but you can get the same degree for a cheaper cost at HCC first then transfer. Earning some college experience at HCC shows other universities that you are capable to do work on the college level and therefore more likely to accept you. If you think community college is too easy, try enrolling in the honors program for a more rigorous education.
andrea from tampa, fl
Hillsborough Community College (HCC) is an excellent choice for continuing education whether solely seeking an Associate's Degree or planning to transfer to a four-year college. With class sizes averaging 25 students, instructors are readily available to assist their classes in their pursuit of excellence. On-campus housing, low tuition, 160 different degree programs, and student government activities make HCC worth your time and effort.
K. Rich from Tampa, FL
I am starting HCC this fall, and so far, just being able to meet the faculty and staff before hand was a wonderful experience for me. They were well mannered, maintain a positive attitude, and wonderful people to work with. I cannot wait until the school year begins.
Jessica from Tampa, FL
This is the perfect transition from high school to college. You get a sense of the hustle and bustle of a busy university campus, without all of the stress of a university. Besides, why pay twice as much for your (in most cases) prerequisite classes?
Alyssa from Tampa, FL
I feel that this school will give me the start to my academic college career I need. I plan to attend for one full year. Soon after transfer to another college geared more towards my career choice.
Alex from Tampa, FL

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