Hillsborough Community College

Hillsborough Community College

Hillsborough Community College is a public 2-year college with 5 campuses throughout Florida. The locations of the university campuses include MacDill AFB, Ybor City, Plant City, Dale Mabry and Brandon. HCC offers enrollment to more than 40,000 students, and was established in 1968. The university offers:

  • Associate in Arts Degree
  • Associate in Science Degree
  • College Credit Certificates
  • Health Science Programs
  • Postsecondary Adult Vocational Programs
  • Technical Programs
  • Technical Programs Job Placement Rates

The university has men's volleyball, tennis, softball and basketball teams, and women's basketball and softball teams. American author Geoffrey Giuliano graduated from HCC.

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Contacting Hillsborough Community College

Hillsborough Community College
39 Columbia Drive
Tampa , FL 33606-3584
General Phone: (813) 253-7000

Hillsborough Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,644liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine541EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement510corrections, criminal justice and administration, forensic science, criminal justice and police, security and loss prevention, fire protection tech, fire-fighting
Medical Support and Technology145dental assistant, dental hygienist, veterinary assistant, nuclear medical tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, mental health services tech, opticianry, ...
Business and Management75business management, operations management, accounting technology, accounting and related services, entrepreneurship, MIS, management information systems, marketing
Engineering Technician58architectural engineering tech, electronics tech, biomedical tech, environmental control tech, manufacturing tech, computer systems tech, drafting
Construction Trades56carpentry, electrician, pipefitting, plumbing
Computer Science and Engineering36computer applications programming, systems analyst, computer services management
Law27legal assistant
Family and Social Work25child care management, child care provider
Mechanics and Repair24communications install and repair, HVAC, autobody repair
Medical Administration15medical records tech
Office and Administration9executive secretary
Education and Teaching7education of hearing impaired
Cooking and Culinary Arts6restaurant and catering management
Hospitality5hospitality management, restaurant and food services management
Production Trades2sheet metal tech
Agricultural Science and Management2aquaculture
Landscaping and Horticulture1landscaping
Photography and Commercial Art1cinematography
Media1radio and TV tech
Therapy and Counseling1community health services
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0dietitian assistant

Number of programs and degrees for Hillsborough Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year80724
Associate's degree2,19340
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years12512
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years667

Hillsborough Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Hillsborough Community College had a total enrollment of 22,621 students (16,390 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 53%
Black 19%
Hispanic 22%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 24%
20-21 21%
22-24 17%
25-29 15%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Hillsborough Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 65 %
Part-Time 47 %

Hillsborough Community College Room and Board (2007)

Hillsborough Community College offers campus housing for 420 of its 16,390 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Tampa, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Hillsborough Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,347
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,438
Room and board $ 6,552
Room charge $ 546
Books and supplies $ 1,950
Other expenses $ 5,475

Financial Aid:
Hillsborough Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 787000)

Hillsborough Community College Faculty

Hillsborough Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3738
Non-tenured and not on tenure track916

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year12$68,26918$63,898
Associate professoracademic year6$51,0056$59,195
Assistant professoracademic year21$54,94315$53,777
Instructoracademic year87$47,380114$47,299
All faculty totalacademic year126$50,802153$50,354

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Hillsborough Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports63743

Hillsborough Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other

Construction Trades
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Education And Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Hearing Impairments

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Biomedical Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Restaurant/Food Services Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician
Optometric Technician/Assistant
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietitian Assistant

Office And Administration
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production

Production Trades
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Forensic Science and Technology
Security and Loss Prevention Services

Therapy And Counseling
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling

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Hillsborough Community College Highlights

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What Sets Hillsborough Community College Apart:

Number of students
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% of degrees in security and law enforcement
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Top 7%Hillsborough Community College % of degrees in security and law enforcement
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Hillsborough Community College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 9%Hillsborough Community College % of degrees in liberal arts
Number of degree programs
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Top 11%Hillsborough Community College Number of degree programs
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 11%Hillsborough Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Hillsborough Community College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 20%Hillsborough Community College % of full-time faculty on tenure track

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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