39 Columbia Drive
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 253-7000
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At a Glance

Founded in 1968 as part of a 28-member community college system, Hillsborough Community College is currently the seventh largest community college in the State of Florida, serving more than 44,000 students each year at its five campuses and three centers. HCC employs over 2800 staff and faculty, offers 190 academic options for students, and has an annual budget of over $220 million. Over 84 percent of graduates stay in the local community, and, together, HCC and former students contribute more than $1.1 billion in income and economic impact to Hillsborough County.

HCC is a member of NC-SARA, the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, and welcomes students nationwide (except CA, who is not a member at this time).

Hillsborough Community College (HCC) is a Public institution located in the Central-West region of Florida. HCC has Regional Accreditation and is affiliated with Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).

The main campus in Tampa, FL has a City feeling. 1% of students take advantage of the On-Campus Housing.

Hillsborough Community College offers programs that lead to the following types of degrees:

  • Associate (2 yr.)
  • Certificate
Most Notable Programs
  • Associate In Arts
  • Nursing / A.D.N. Basic
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice Studies
  • Culinary Arts
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Student Body (as of 2020)

Enrollment Status
Enrollment Status
Enrollment Type Number of Students
Full Time 9339
Part Time 36598

Part-time students outnumber full-time students (3.92:1) at Hillsborough Community College.

Ethnicity Percentage of Students
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.30
Asian 3.40
Black/African American 18.10
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.20
Hispanic/Latino 30.20
White/Caucasian 36.00
Other/Unknown 11.80

The most common ethnicity is White/Caucasian (36%) followed by Hispanic/Latino (30.2%.)

Gender Percentage of Students
Female 58.50
Male 41.50

At 58.5%, female students outnumber male students by a significant margin. Percentages are based on "as reported" values.

Additional Information

Visit our Facts and Information page at https://www.hccfl.edu/about-us/facts-and-information.

Enrollment Stats
Total Students: 45,937
Undergraduate Students: 45,937
Graduate Students: 0
Average Student Age: 25
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Costs and Financial Aid (as of 2020)

The HCC Foundation hosts several events to raise money for student scholarships.
Credit Hours
for Full-Time
In-State Tuition
per Credit Hour
Out-Of-State Tuition
per Credit Hour
Bright Futures
Additional Information

The HCC Foundation awards a variety of scholarships annually funded by private donations and events. For information on HCC Foundation Scholarships, visit our website:


Visit the HCC Financial Aid office to learn more about scholarships. Or visit the HCC Foundation website to find out about other opportunities: http://www.hccfl.edu/gwsc/foundation/scholarships.aspx

Estimated Full-Time Costs
Estimated Full-Time Costs
Category Cost
Full-Time Tuition 2506.00
Books and Supplies 1320.00
Housing Costs 8800.00

The total estimated full time costs of $12,626.00 consists of $2,506.00 for Tuition, $1,320.00 for Books and Supplies, and $8,800.00 for Housing.

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Admissions (as of 2020)

See the HCC academic calendar for registration, financial aid, and payment deadlines.
Freshman Applicants
Application Fee
Tuition Deposit
Average GPA
for Merit Scholarship
Admissions Policy
Hillsborough Community College follows an Open Admissions policy. Test scores and/or GPA are not factors in the admissions decision. A high school diploma or GED certificate is required.
Admission Notification Plan
Additional Information

Welcome to the Admissions, Registration and Records Offices at Hillsborough Community College. Each of the main HCC campuses house an Admissions and Records Office. Stop by a campus or call 1-877-736-2575 for more information.

See financial academic important dates for more information.

Hillsborough Community College is an open-access school and welcomes all students. 

Application Deadlines
Academic Period Admissions Deadline Financial Aid Deadline
2021 Fall N/A 06/21/2021
2022 Spring N/A 11/16/2021
2021 Summer N/A 03/24/2021
* Note: Hillsborough Community College follows a Rolling Admissions policy.
Additional Deadlines Information

 Important - Review the Academic Student Services Calendar for dates and deadlines at 


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Distance Learning (as of 2020)

Students can complete Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degrees in several tracks, along with popular Certificate Programs entirely online. Course availability varies per semester.
Enrollment Procedures

Students apply to the college and enroll for courses through the regular process. Visit our Getting Started page to learn more. Online courses fill up fast. Complete your application and enrollment steps soon.  

Distance Learning Fees

HCC's distance/online learning fee is $14 per credit hour.

Additional Information

Hillsborough Community College offers online programs in Business Administration, Education/Teacher preparation, Hospitality Administration, Liberal Arts, Math Education, Psychology, Criminology, and Criminal Justice, Optical Management Technology, and Fire Science Technology. Several college credit certificates are also available online. See our complete listing here.

Most Notable Programs
  • Business Admin & Management
  • Opticianry
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies
  • Fire Science Technology / University Transfer
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
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Distance Learning Courses

Hillsborough Community College publishes Distance Learning courses on the FloridaShines Course Catalog. Students enrolled in other Florida public institutions can start registration as transient students directly from the catalog.

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Main Campus
39 Columbia Drive
Tampa, FL  33606
(813) 253-7000
10451 Nancy Watkins Drive
Tampa, FL  33619
(813) 253-7802
Dale Mabry
4001 W Tampa Bay Blvd
Tampa, FL  33614-7820
(813) 253-7202
MacDill Center
8102 Condor Street
MacDill AFB, FL  33621
(813) 840-0015
Plant City
1206 North Park Road
Plant City, FL  33563-1540
(813) 757-2102
551 24th Street N.E.
Ruskin, FL  33570
(813) 672-5190
Ybor City
2112 N 15th St
Tampa, FL  33605-3648
(813) 253-7602
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Campus Life (as of 2020)

Visit our Campus Life page at https://www.hccfl.edu/campus-life
Greek Academic Organizations
Greek Fraternities
Greek Sororities
Social Fraternities
Social Sororities
Academic Honor Societies
Professional Associations
Marching Band
Special Interest Clubs / Organizations
Symphony Orchestra
Student Government Association
On-Campus Housing Options
Female Only
Male Only
Hillsborough Community College offers Co-Ed housing but not Female Only or Male Only housing. 1.00% of students live on campus.
On-Campus Services
Fitness Services
Child Care Services
Medical Services
Hillsborough Community College offers Fitness and Child Care services but not Medical services.
Additional Information

Hawks Landing student apartments are located on the Dale Mabry campus. They feature modern furniture packages, washer & dryer, private bedrooms, free Internet, Cable with HBO, swimming pool, activity room and 24-hour fitness center.

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Intercollegiate Sports
Sport Men's Team Women's Team
Scholarships Available
Additional Information

Visit our teams and events website here: https://www.hcchawks.com/landing/index

Listen Live to Hawks games: https://www.hccfl.edu/hawkradio.aspx and WMNF 88.5 HD4.

Hillsborough Community College competes as part of the following organizations:
  • FCAA, Suncoast Conference, Region 8
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Returning Students (as of 2020)

Returning to HCC is easy! Visit our admissions website below for details.
Admissions/Re-Admissions Instructions
Financial Aid
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Contact Directory

Accelerated Options

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 (813) 253-7000


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 (813) 253-7304

Career Center / Services

General Contact Information
 (813) 253-7309

Disability/Special Needs

General Contact Information
 (813) 253-7914

Fees & Payments

General Contact Information
 (813) 253-7087

Financial Aid

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Honors Program Admission Info

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 (813) 253-7894


General Contact Information
 (813) 875-6000

Library Services

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 (813) 253-7002


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Returning/Adult Student Info

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 (813) 253-7114

Student Services

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Transfer Student Information

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