Pasco-Hernando Community College, located in New Port Richey, Florida, was founded in 1967 and is the most recently established public two year institution in the state. The school operates four campuses including locations in Dade City, Brooksville, and Spring Hill.
PHCC has a large service area that includes several counties and enrolls nearly 11,000 credit and noncredit students a year. Pasco Hernando CC is a member of the Florida College System which consists of 28 schools, serves over 800,000 thousand students annually and together with the State University System of Florida makes up the post secondary public education system of the state.
The school is dedicated to providing a quality education through modern facilities and programs aimed at meeting and exceeding the needs of current and future students.
Pasco-Hernando Community College provides students with the opportunity to pursue their goals and realize their plans by pursuing career training or academic transfer through one of the schools many programs.
Career and technical training programs provide education in a given field, allowing students to develop the skills and abilities necessary to enter the workforce as qualified professionals. Individuals will take a variety of classes that prepare students in both the theoretical and practical applications of learned methods and techniques, implementing them in controlled environment which allows the student to perfect the necessary skills necessary for employment in their chosen field. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or degree.
Students wishing to pursue academic transfer will complete their freshman and sophomore years at PHCC at low cost, followed by transfer to a four year college or university to continue their education in pursuit of a bachelor's degree.
Transfer to one of the eleven public colleges or universities in the State University System of Florida is guaranteed if the student successfully graduates having earned his or her associate degree in the process. Students wishing to transfer to out of state or private schools may want to meet with a counselor in order to develop a curriculum that best meets the admissions requirements of the desired school or schools.
Programs offered include:
The school also provides adult education and continuing education programs. Adult education programs allow individuals who have not earned their high school diploma to follow a course of study that prepares them for the acquisition through examination of the General Education Diploma (GED) which can be substituted for ones high school diploma. Continuing education courses are for professionals in a given field who wish to refresh their education and skills or a required by the state's law to take a number of course hours to renew a license or certification.
Admissions and Financial Aid
Pasco-Hernando Community College is a public, two year open enrollment institution that allows any individual that meets the minimum requirements for admission, supplies a completed application and pays all associated fees to freely enroll and register for classes. Future students must supply transcripts and standardized test scores, and may be asked to take a placement exam prior to registration if one or both are unavailable. New students are encouraged to Participate in orientation as well as to meet with a counselor to discuss program enrollment and curriculum.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which may be accomplished online or through the mail.
The information provided by the FAFSA will be used to determine a student's financial needs and aid program eligibility, both of which are taken into consideration when compiling the student's financial aid packet. Aid must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic year and some students may be chosen at random to provide additional information to verify the accuracy of their FAFSA.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,600. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $25 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $2,300-$2,800
- Out-of-State: $9,300-$11,130
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $110-$130 per unit
- Out-of-State: $400-$480 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||74%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||63%||$4,795|
|Receiving Student Loans||16%||$4,381|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Pasco – Hernando Community College may offer services like:
- Distance learning
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assisting students to find work
- Child care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for Pasco – Hernando Community College, versus those community colleges in Florida, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
|Pasco – Hernando Community College||Pasco County||Florida|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1991)
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1996)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Florida
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Pasco – Hernando Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Pasco – Hernando Community College.
- Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, FL (26 miles away)
- St Petersburg College in Clearwater, FL (26 miles away)
- State College of Florida Manatee - Sarasota in Bradenton, FL (58 miles away)
- Polk State College in Winter Haven, FL (59 miles away)
- Lake - Sumter Community College in Leesburg, FL (64 miles away)