Some colleges in Tampa, Florida include Hillsborough Community College, University of South Florida Tampa Bay and The University of Tampa. Hillsborough Community College is a 2-year college offering associate degree programs. The University of South Florida is one of the largest universities in the United States, as of June 2015.
Hillsborough Community College was founded in 1968 as part of the Florida College System. It has five campuses located throughout the Tampa Bay area. Its associate of arts programs help students go on to the University of South Florida.
The University of South Florida Tampa Bay is considered one of the top tier research universities by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The school has more than 12 colleges, including the College of Medicine and the College of Public Health. It is part of the USF system, which also includes University of South Florida St. Petersburg and University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. Together, the three universities enroll more than 48,000 students, as of 2015.
The University of Tampa has 7,752 students enrolled in its 105-acre campus, as of 2015, of which 50 percent are from Florida. The school offers more than 200 academic programs across several colleges, such as the College of Arts and Letters and College of Natural and Health Science.