Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at HCC are predominantly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 65% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Hillsborough Community College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of Hillsborough Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 35%
Black 18%
Hispanic 26%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 4%
Race Unknown 11%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 33% more female students than male students enrolled at Hillsborough Community College with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, HCC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Hillsborough Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for Hillsborough Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 9,954
Women 13,229

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

HCC serves a very low number of students outside of Florida, with 99 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Hillsborough Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 99%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$56,827 per year

57% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
23,183
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 36.3%
Part time Undergrads 55.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=134495 IPEDS survey data for Hillsborough Community College.