FINANCIAL AID RATE78%
STUDENT TEACHER RATIO24:1
DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE16
FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.$4,480
Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students
Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid
Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition
Hillsborough Community College
5230 West U.S. Highway 98, Panama City, FL
Hillsborough Community College (HCC) is the ninth largest of 28 colleges in Florida's community college system. HCC is a public college district, with five campuses and three centers. HCC offers more than 150 academic programs, including 18 associate's degree programs and more than 100 workforce training programs.
HCC offers healthcare training, as well as training for community fire and police academies. These programs train the majority of the area's first responders to emergencies. HCC runs a "2+2 Program," which is the largest program in Florida that prepares students for successful transfer to the University of South Florida.
Hillsborough Community College was founded in 1968 as part of a 28-college system.
The academic calendar for Hillsborough Community College follows two formats. The college's "regular" classes follow a semester format, with fall, spring and summer semesters that run for 16 weeks. There is also a calendar for "weekend" classes, which follows a slightly different timeline involving varied starting and ending dates for many weekend classes.
Colleges and Schools
As a two-year community college, the learning units at Hillsborough Community College are divided into programs of study, rather than into colleges and schools. The programs of study include a College Preparatory Curriculum, programs for the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees. HCC also offers Health Science programs, College Credit Certificates, and Postsecondary Adult Vocational Programs.
There is something for everyone at Hillsborough Community College, with more than 100 clubs and organizations to choose from. The college offers everything from the Aquaculture Club and African-American Student Union, to the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Chess clubs. Emerging Green Builders, Gospel Choir and Hawk Media are some of the other groups that students may wish to participate in. The Student Government Association offers opportunities to for leadership and involvement in student politics.
Student housing is provided on the HCC Dale Mabry Campus at Hawks Landing Student Apartments, offering apartment-style living with access to a swimming pool, workout rooms and many other amenities.
The HCC Athletics Department has a mission to develop its student-athletes into well-rounded achievers by supporting their physical, social, psychological, emotional and ethical needs through cooperation with other HCC faculty, staff and families.
The HCC "Hawks" compete in several intercollegiate sports, including:
Hillsborough Community College has five campus locations and three satellite locations. It also has a distance learning program, and a corporate training and continuing education division at its Institute for Corporate and Continuing Education (ICCE).
- HCC Brandon Campus
- HCC at The Regent (satellite location for Brandon Campus)
- HCC Dale Mabry Campus
- HCC Plant City Campus
- HCC SouthShore
- HCC Ybor City Campus
- HCC MacDill Center
The community service programs of Hillsborough Community College work with more than 60 non-profit agencies in Hillsborough County and the region. Students at HCC can help the local communities by participating in volunteer opportunities that help or support animals, arts & culture, the environment, health & medicine, preserving historical sites, assisting with housing, hunger prevention, justice, children and mentoring, people with disabilities, and more.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the applicants Hillsborough Community College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,000. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $1,900-$2,300
- Out-of-State: $7,700-$9,274
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $100-$120 per unit
- Out-of-State: $380-$460 per unit
- May provide a prepaid tuition option, which allows tuition to be purchased at current rates for enrollment at a future date
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||78%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||65%||$5,625|
|Receiving Student Loans||72%||$5,375|
Academics & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Hillsborough Community College may provide student services including:
- Online classes
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Assistance to find work
- Day care for children
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
Campus: Hillsborough Community College
- Dental Assistant Program
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Dietetic Technician Program
- Music Program
Campus: Dale Mabry
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1990)
- Radiology Technician Program
- * Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1974)
- Radiation Therapist Program
- * Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1982)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Hillsborough Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Hillsborough Community College.
- St Petersburg College in Saint Leo, FL (16 miles away)
- Pasco - Hernando Community College in Lake Worth, FL (26 miles away)
- State College of Florida Manatee - Sarasota in Lithonia, GA (35 miles away)
- Polk State College in Clearwater, FL (46 miles away)
- South Florida State College in Palatka, FL (63 miles away)
See a list of all the colleges and universities by clicking on one of the links below: