Hillsborough Community College Overview
Hillsborough Community College is a public institution situated in Tampa, Florida. The location of HCC is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.
What Is Hillsborough Community College Known For?
- The highest award offered at HCC is the undergraduate certificate.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 32% of the faculty were full-time.
Hillsborough Community College Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
HCC has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at HCC.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards HCC has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Hillsborough Community College?
Contact details for HCC are given below.
|Address:||39 Columbia Drive, Tampa, FL 33606-3584|
How Do I Get Into HCC?
You can apply to HCC online at: https://www.hccfl.edu/admissions/apply-online
Can I Afford Hillsborough Community College?
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At HCC, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $4,944 a year. That adds up to $19,776 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at HCC is 11.9%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.
Hillsborough Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 8,903 full-time undergraduates at HCC, 46% are male and 54% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Hillsborough Community College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,461|
|Hispanic or Latino||3,168|
Over 86 countries are represented at HCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Brazil, Vietnam, and Qatar.
Online Learning at Hillsborough Community College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at HCC has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 46th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Growth Rankings of HCC
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Hillsborough Community College was 55.9%. This is the #561 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at HCC regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of HCC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||18%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||24%|
|Legal Support Services||38%|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||3%|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||3%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at HCC ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at HCC.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Legal Support Services||#45|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#296|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#296|
|Business Administration & Management||#442|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Hillsborough Community College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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