Hillsborough Community College

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Study at Hillsborough Community College

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!

Study programs

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:

  • Business Administration
  • Computer Technology
  • Engineering
  • Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Liberal Arts

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

Academic reputation

  • 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.

Quick facts

  • 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.
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