Hillsborough Community College
MottoThe Community College of Tampa Bay
TypePublic community college
Established1968; 53 years ago (1968)
Parent institution
Florida College System
Endowment$7.6 million (2020)[1]
PresidentKen Atwater
Location, ,
United States

Hillsborough Community College (HCC) is a public community college in Hillsborough County, Florida. It is part of the Florida College System.


HCC was one of the last community colleges to be created in Florida, founded in 1968. Only Pasco–Hernando State College, out of the 28-school Florida community college system, was founded later.

In January 2008 the school opened its first residence hall, Hawk's Landing, named after the school mascot. This marks HCC as one of the few community colleges with its own residence hall.[2]


The college has five campuses located throughout the county. Locations include: Brandon, Dale Mabry, Plant City, Ybor City, and South Shore (on the south shore of Tampa Bay in Ruskin). There are also instructional centers at MacDill Air Force Base (South Tampa/aligned with the Plant City Campus) and at the Regent (Riverview) aligned with the Brandon Campus. Administrative offices and headquarters are located on Davis Islands, near downtown Tampa.


HCC has grown to include over 43,000 students.[3] In 2010, HCC ranked 8th in the state and 20th in the nation in total number of associate degrees produced.[4] HCC houses the Honors Institute.[5][6]


HCC participates in the Suncoast Conference within Division I of NJCAA Region VIII within the Florida State College Activities Association (FSCAA). Sports include men's baseball and basketball, and women's basketball, softball, tennis and volleyball.[7] The school's nickname is the Hawks. The school's competitions are broadcast on both the school's athletic site and the school radio station WMNF 88.5 HD4. Basketball is played at the Dale Mabry campus.[8]

Notable people

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For a more comprehensive list, see Category:Hillsborough Community College alumni.

Notable athletes


  1. ^ As of June 30, 2020. U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2020 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY19 to FY20 (Report). National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA. February 19, 2021. Retrieved February 21, 2021.
  2. ^ ELISABETH DYER (January 4, 2008). "HCC students get new place like home". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved August 9, 2010.
  3. ^ "HCC Factbook 2010" (PDF). Hillsborough Community College, Institutional Research and Grants. 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  4. ^ "Florida Colleges Remain Top Producers of Associate Degrees" (PDF). The Florida College System. July 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2011. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  5. ^ "Welcome to the Honors Institute at Hillsborough Community College". Hillsborough Community College. Retrieved August 9, 2010.
  6. ^ Jane Meinhardt (February 2, 2007). "HCC director elected to national council". Tampa Bay Business Journal. Retrieved August 9, 2010.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-11-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ https://www.hccfl.edu/athletics/mens-basketball/game-site.aspx
  9. ^ Scott, Eugenie C. (1997). "Antievolution and Creationism in the United States". Annual Review of Anthropology. 26: 263–289. doi:10.1146/annurev.anthro.26.1.263. JSTOR 2952523.
  10. ^ "Jeffrey Webb". Archived from the original on 29 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  11. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/schools/index.cgi?key_school=b8406945[bare URL]

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