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Pasco-Hernando Community College

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Pasco-Hernando Community College is a two-year school offering associate degrees. It has four campuses spread out over the two counties it serves: Brooksville, Dade City, New Port Richey and Spring Hill.

Pasco-Hernando Community College offers degrees and certificates in a variety of programs. Those include beauty and cosmetology, business and management, computer science and engineering, engineering technician, law, liberal arts, medical administration, medical and support technology, nursing and emergency medicine, office and administration, production, trades, science and laboratory technician, and security and law enforcement.

The college was established in 1967 by the Florida Legislature. It is the newest community college in the state. Pasco-Hernando Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the South Association of Colleges and Schools.

Students wishing to transfer to four-year schools may take advantage of a number of transfer agreements Pasco- Hernando Community College has created with other colleges. Students may transfer to Barry University to obtain a Bachelor of Public Administration or a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration. The school has agreements with Hodges University for transfer options into the Bachelor of Science in Management or Interdisciplinary Studies and the Master of Science in Management. Saint Leo University allows Pasco-Hernando students to transfer into Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Criminal Justice programs. Those wishing to pursue a degree in teaching may transfer into the University of South Florida Elementary Education program.

The most popular degree programs among Pasco-Hernando students include liberal arts and sciences, general studies, humanities, health professional and clinical majors.

Pasco-Hernando also offer a variety of certificate programs to students. The most common certificate programs include computer science, health occupations, and law. A relatively new program on campus is the Educator Preparation Institute. It allows students with bachelor’s degrees to enroll in the program and be certified to teach in Florida schools in seven months. The program is designed to help working professionals make the career change while still being able to fulfill employment obligations.

Most Popular Fields of Study


Students wishing to attend Pasco-Hernando Community College need to send an application form and transcripts to the school. Once the application is processed, students may apply for financial aid. A placement test is required for some students. After the test, they meet with an advisor to select classes. Students must have a high school diploma or a GED to enroll. The health unit coordinator, medical administrative specialist/examine room assistant, nursing assistant, phlebotomy and welding programs do not require a high school degree or GED.

Financial Aid

Pasco-Hernando Community College offers students the opportunity to apply for a number of scholarships along with the traditional financial aid programs like grants, student loans, federal and state aid, etc.

The AES Engineering Scholarship is available to high school and college students. Students do not need to enroll in the engineering program to be eligible. Nursing students are eligible for the CampusRN scholarship. The Pasco-Hernando Community College Foundation offers students a scholarship program where both full- and part-time students are available. The C&J Corporation scholarship is available to students on campus or planning to transfer if they maintain a C average. The Suncoast Federal Credit Union sponsors a scholarship for students who are from a number of counties near the Pasco-Hernando Community College campuses.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5607th for the average student loan amount.
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Pasco-Hernando Community College enrolls about 8,000 students each year, with 65 percent being women. Students may choose from a number of clubs and organizations on campus, including the Campus Crusade for Christ, the Dental Hygiene Club, the Drama Club, the Earth Awareness Club, the Gay Straight Alliance Club, the Legal Eagles Club, the Film Club, the Veterans Club, the Sports and Fitness Club, among others.

In terms of services, students have access to career counseling, job placement, student employment and childcare, counseling, tutoring, and accommodations for students with disabilities, among others. Each of the four campuses has its own library, Pasco-Hernando Community College has agreements with the University of South Florida, local county libraries and the Florida Electronic Library so students can use the resources that are not available in the on-campus libraries.

Students interested in intramural sports have a variety of options, including basketball, dodgeball, fantasy football, golf, kickball, ping-pong, Ultimate Frisbee, golf and flag football, Wii bowling and yoga, among others.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Pasco-Hernando Community College teams are known as the Conquistadors. If offers men’s teams in baseball and basketball, and women’s teams in cross-country, fast-pitch baseball, softball and volleyball. The school is a member of the Florida Community Colleges Activities Association. Sports teams compete in the Suncoast Conference.

The baseball team last participated in postseason play in 1997. More than 20 baseball players from Pasco-Hernando have gone on to play professionally.

The volleyball teams has experienced success throughout its history. It was won three Suncoast Conference Champtionships, appeared in Florida regional tournaments seven times and made it to the national junior college playoffs three times. It won the national championship in 2010.

Local Community

Pasco-Hernando Community College is located just north of the Tampa Bay area. Tampa Bay offers people a number of recreational and entertainment options. There are three professional sports teams in the area: the Tampa Bay Rays in Major League Baseball, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the National Football League and the Tampa Bay Lightning in the National Hockey League.

There are more than a dozen beaches in the Tampa Bay-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. The area is also known for its fishing, boating, water sports and other recreational opportunities.

Additional School Information

A major fundraising arm of the school is the Pasco-Hernando Community College Foundation. It was established in 1975 to give a boost to the college’s programs. The foundation does a number of things on campus, including sponsoring the Performing Arts Center Series and providing funding for 500 student scholarships. When the area faced a shortage of health care professionals, the foundation hooked up with local hospitals to form a series of nursing scholarships and provided the funds to make the college’s nursing program larger. Another example of its work was with the West Pasco Dental Association. The two entities raised $250,000 to create the dental hygiene program. It is now regarding as one of the best such programs in the United States.


  • Pasco-Hernando Community College. Web. 30 August 2011.
  • Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce. Web. 30 August 2011.

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Ranks 112th in Florida and 2833rd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 102 0.67
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 1 0.01
Forcible Rape 4 0.03
Robbery 39 0.26
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 348 2.30
Larceny 499 3.30
Vehicle theft 40 0.26

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near New Port Richey, FL 34654-5199
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population16,410 (15,836 urban / 574 rural)
Households6,456 (2.53 people per house)
Median Household Income$36,265
Families4,708 (2.91 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1212

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3210th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,297 $2,297 $9,272
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $798 $798 $2,520
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $103 $103 $393
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $4,495 $4,495 $13,192
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $13,801 $13,801 $22,498
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,267 $8,267 $16,964

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,844 $3,035 $2,844 $3,035 $10,815 $11,552
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,350 $1,400
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,378 $5,534
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,542 $3,772
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,542 $3,772

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 4 78 292 34 10 1,700 55 2,223
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 3 3
Business Administration and Management, General 2 5 32 1 40
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry 2 2
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician 1 8 2 11
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling 6 2 19 1 28
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 1 1
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 2 8 10
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 2 6 1 9
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 1 4 1 6
Corrections 1 1
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 2 10 12
Criminal Justice/Police Science 3 14 2 1 100 2 124
Dental Assisting/Assistant 2 4 1 7
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 1 1 8 1 11
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 1 1 8 1 12
Education, Other 7 5 55 2 72
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1 16 105 2 126
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 1 4 5
Finance, General
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 1 19 1 22
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk 1 6 7
Information Technology 4 9 2 16
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 2 20 23
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 2 55 175 21 6 955 30 1,279
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 1 10 3 2 64 82
Management Information Systems, General 1 1 2
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 1 1
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 2 1 9 12
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 1 1 1 8 11
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 1 1 17 19
Office Management and Supervision 3 4
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 1 18 1 60 2 82
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 22 2 146 5 177
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 2 2
Welding Technology/Welder 4 4

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2932nd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $54,813 ($54,883 male / $54,252 female)
Number of FT Faculty 132 (42 male / 90 female)
Number of PT Faculty 385
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $2,068,975

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