Welcome High School Students

Let's face it - there are tons of studies that list the advantages of going to college - finding a great job, becoming financially independent and meeting new friends are just a few good reasons - but there are also some amazing reasons to attend a community college - and more specifically Hillsborough Community College.  

Here are some great reasons to go to HCC

1. You name it - we've got it. 
HCC offers more than 160 different academic programs and transfer tracks- you can prepare to transfer for a bachelor's degree or train to be a veterinary assistant, and just about everything in between.  See  our list of academic programs here.

2. Keep Your Cash
If you are a Florida resident, HCC's tuition and fees are one half to one third of the cost of a state university.  HCC students were awarded more than 55 million in financial aid during the 2014-2015 academic year.

3. Stay close to home or live on campus.
Living at home is a great way to save money, but if you are looking for a more traditional college living experience, HCC offers Hawk's Landing Student Housing on the Dale Mabry campus.  Hawk's Landing

4. Excellence in Teaching.
Approximately 95% of our full time faculty hold advanced degrees and you won't get lost in a crowd because with a student teacher ratio of 21:1, you will know your instructors and they will know you.

5. Great college atmosphere.
Join one of our more than 100 clubs and organizations, or attend a sporting event - we have baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball and tennis. See our clubs and organizations

6. You may already have college credit. 
If you participated in Dual Enrollment, Early Admissions, Advanced Placement or the International Baccalaureate program, you may qualify for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)  Learn more about PLA

Don't just take our word for it - here are some others who think a community college education is a very smart move!

7 Reasons Why Community College is Awesome (from Huffington Post)
5 Reasons to Consider Community College
Benefits of Attending Community College for Two Years to Save Money

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