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Located in Tampa, Florida, Hillsborough Community College is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Tampa makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

235 Undergraduate Degrees

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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.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at HCC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#41 Most Popular Nursing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards HCC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#96 Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#96 Best Registered Nursing Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#105 Best Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#108 Best Value Colleges for Registered Nursing College Factual
#114 Best Value Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#135 Best Colleges for the Money College Factual

Where Is Hillsborough Community College?


Contact details for HCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 39 Columbia Drive, Tampa, FL 33606-3584
Phone: 813-253-7000

How Do I Get Into HCC?

You can apply to HCC online at:

Since Hillsborough Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Hillsborough Community College?

43% Take Out Loans
11.8% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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 11.8%. 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

8,903 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 19,532 undergraduate students at HCC, with 8,903 being full-time and 10,629 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 8,903 full-time undergraduates at HCC, 46% are male and 54% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Hillsborough Community College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 307
Black or African American 1,461
Hispanic or Latino 3,168
White 3,100
International Students 231
Other Races/Ethnicities 636

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

13,731 Took All Classes Online
17,264 Took At Least One Class Online
55.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 17,264 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at HCC has changed over the last few years.


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 #384 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at HCC regardless of major.

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 Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 235 235
TOTAL 235 235


*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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