Hillsborough Community College (HCC) is one of the most dynamic two-year colleges in the United States. HCC's tuition is among the lowest in Florida, and the country. Students at HCC enjoy a seamless pathway to a bachelor's degree. As an HCC graduate, students are guaranteed entry into one of the 12 Florida public universities, and can receive conditional admission to the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa upon admission to HCC. HCC is one of the 28 members of the Florida College System. It welcomes 47,000 students every year, where over 2,200 faculty and staff focus on student success.
HCC helps students, who want to attend a university in the U.S., with a nationally recognized honors program, offering a specialized, seminar-style learning environment for high achieving students. HCC offers more than 190 academic programs, including 34 university transfer tracks and 130 workforce-training programs.
The college provides a well-rounded, engaging educational experience. Facilities, services, and faculty give students the industry-focused support they need. The Center for International Education (CIE) provides international students an individualized and supportive environment. CIE is a ''one-stop-shop'' helping international students with admissions, orientation, academic advising, immigration advice, transfer advice, and student programming.
HCC is located in Tampa, Florida, a major natural bay in the United States. The waterfront city has a warm, tropical climate and is surrounded by world-class attractions, including the country's best beaches, sports venues, theme parks, state parks, and recreational activities. There is something to do all-year round.
Unlike most community colleges, HCC offers on-campus student housing. Hawk's Landing student apartments is a luxury complex located on the college's largest campus. In addition, all of HCC's five campuses are located close to a range of amenities making for an ideal student experience.