Hillsborough Community College

Tampa, FL 33606

Hillsborough Community College (HCC) is a two-year community college that is located in Tampa, Florida. HCC is a school that currently serves over 43,000 students, making it one of the largest two-year schools in the entire area. It was originally established in 1968 and it has proven to be a very successful school ever since. Students have access to a variety of different associate’s degree programs and certificate opportunities when attending this institution. Credits at this school are transferable to major universities as well, making the school a good option for those who wish to further their education to obtain bachelor’s degrees down the line.

The nursing program is very well received as many students sign up for nursing courses every single year. HCC offers nursing opportunities that teach nursing students everything that they need to know to have success in the field. Students can pursue becoming RNs or they can take LPN-to-RN courses. Graduates of the associate’s degree program who qualify can also transfer their credits to the University of South Florida to pursue the BSN program. This is a very thorough program that provides students with the best possible nursing education in the area.


Campus LocaleLarge City
Campus SizeLarge
Student to Faculty Ratio24:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate63%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 32 188
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 83.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1971 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
04/01/1990 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$104/credit
In State Students$104/credit
Out of State Students$380/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $4,680 $4,680 $17,100
ADN 70 $7,280 $7,280 $26,600
BSN 125 $13,000 $13,000 $47,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 76% of Hillsborough Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 57% $4,530
Other Federal Grant 4% $664
State Grant & Scholarships 28% $1,022
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 11% $2,222
Federal Student Loans 67% $5,356
Private Loans -- $6,963


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$5,388
$30,001 to $48,000$6,818
$48,001 to $75,000$6,672
$75,001 to $110,000$8,446
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Relevant scholarships

Florida Nurses Foundation Scholarship and Grant

The Florida Nurses Foundation exists to promote nursing and delivery of healthcare through the advancement of research, education and practice. Each year, funds are provided to registered nurses ...

Charlotte Liddell Scholarship Fund

Annual awards for Florida residents who are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a nationally accredited Nursing program in Florida. Undergraduate students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA; ...

District 3 Scholarship

There are two scholarships annually; Preference to Marion County Residents, BSN generic students only, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must: Be enrolled in a nationally ...

District 4 Florida Nurses Scholarship/Research Award

The scholarship is to students from Hillsborough County who are pursuing a Geriatric RN or graduate program.   Applicants must:   Be enrolled in a nationally accredited ...

Eleanor Bindrum Scholarship Fund

Annual awards for Florida residents who are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a nationally accredited Nursing program in Florida. Undergraduate students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA; ...

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.

Hillsborough Community College
39 Columbia Drive
Tampa, FL 33606

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