Hillsborough Community College (HCC) is a higher education institution offering affordable associate degrees. The college has five campuses located in Tampa, Florida and surrounding Hillsborough County. Students at HCC enjoy year-round sunshine, a vibrant cultural scene and some of the best beaches in the world!
HCC offers a wide range of associate degrees. After earning a two-year Associate Degree (AA or AS), HCC students qualify to transfer as a third-year student to many nationally ranked four-year institutions in the U.S. Additionally, graduates from HCC’s Honors Institute are admitted to some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the U.S.
The most popular programs of study among international students:
Hospitality & Tourism Management
Why study at Hillsborough Community College?
A desirable location on Florida’s Central Gulf Coast with year-round warm weather and world-class entertainment
Possibility to transfer to four-year universities throughout the U.S.
Low tuition fees—HCC’s tuition is among the lowest in Florida
On-campus luxury student housing
International students from over 130 different nations
Dedicated support services for international students
Small class sizes
A culturally diverse campus and learning environment
HCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
HCC has the highest enrollment among Tampa Bay colleges.
Ranked fifth in the U.S. in awarded Associate Degrees.
The majority of associate in arts (AA) graduates transfer to four-year universities.
Number of students: more than 47,000 students.
Number of international students: approximately 300 international students.
Academic Calendar (intake months): August, January and May.
Degrees and tuition fees
Associate Degrees: $9,111 per academic year (2 semesters)
Federal visa laws require that F-1 international students must certify and declare that they have sufficient funds to cover the cost of tuition, books, room and board, personal expenses, and health insurance for at least one academic year. That amount is $19,794 for one academic year at HCC.