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Hillsborough Community College Plant City Campus Secures $1.35 Million Grant to Improve Student Outcomes


(Tampa, Fla.) – Hillsborough Community College (HCC) Plant City Campus was awarded a grant of $1.35 million in funding for enrollment through the Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) by the U.S. Department of Education (UDOE).

The funding will be allocated to several key initiatives including:

  • Migrating the College’s business intelligence software to a cloud-based environment.
  • Expanding student alert software from fully online to on-campus classes, extending the use of artificial intelligence software to an estimated 400 HCC Plant City Campus students.
  • Include technology into Plant City SLS 1106 (First Year Experience) to emphasize student program completion.
  • Provide professional development workshops to support its faculty and enhance opportunities for student and community outreach.

This grant allows the College to continue to provide affordable, quality education,” said Dr. Martyn Clay, HCC Plant City Campus President. “We are excited about the opportunities and impact it will have on our students.”

For more information on the FDOE and the SIP grant, click here.

Hillsborough Community College serves more than 43,000 students annually at its five campuses located throughout Tampa Bay. For more information, visit

Hillsborough Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on
Colleges (SACSCOC)
to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Hillsborough Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling 404.679.4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website 
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