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 Hillsborough Community College 

Name: Hillsborough Community College
President: Ken Atwater
City: Tampa
State: FL
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Large City
Year Established: 1968

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Hillsborough Community College

Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data

2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total: 27,955
Part Time: 59.7%
Full Time: 40.3%

Male: 42.4%
Female: 57.6%

African American: 19.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 3.2%
Hispanic: 21.9%
Native American: 0.5%
White: 43.4%
Other: 12.0%



Hillsborough Community College President

Ken Atwater


Hillsborough Community College Board Chair

Drew Pittman
Board Chair

Quote from the President

"Hillsborough Community College has been providing access to an affordable, high quality college education in a supportive and engaging learning environment for nearly half a century. Our faculty provides exceptional teaching, bringing rigor and applied expertise into the classroom, and our support services ensure that students have the practical resources needed for them to successfully achieve their academic goals and become contributing citizens."

Interesting Facts

  •  HCC has received a $4.3 million Title III grant and a $3.15 million Title V grant that are being utilized to expand educational opportunities for the community’s Hispanic population which make up 26% of the college’s overall enrollment. Through these grants, the college has established new academic and support service programs in STEM fields as well as enhanced efforts to improve Hispanic student retention, completion, and transfer rates.  
  • The college hosts the annual Black, Brown and College Bound Summit that examines strategies for increasing the retention and persistence rates of minority males in higher education. Through the creation of targeted efforts like our Hope Scholars program, the college has increased minority retention by 22%.
  • Graduates from the college’s fire academy program boast a 100% passage rate on the state certification exam. 
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