Updated on May 23, 2024
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Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) is a mid-size, public higher learning institution founded in 1967. The college is located in New Port Richey, Florida, which is mere minutes from the Gulf Coast and just north of Clearwater and Tampa. There are six campuses in total including Brooksville, two at Wesley Chapel, Dade City, Spring Hill, and New Port Richey. The undergraduate population at PHSC is 11,525.

Overview of Pasco-Hernando State College

Each student has access to associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees and certificate programs. Students can choose from over 70 programs leading to over 30 careers in a variety of industries including technology, public service, health, and business. Class sizes are somewhat large, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1, but the constant addition of in-demand programs and coursework can lead to job offers and rewarding careers.

A well-balanced college experience is an important part of the PHSC formula to success. Individuals can participate in more than 500 campus activities and events, including those at over 50 student and professional organizations and clubs. Students also have access to student government and leadership programs, as well as intramural teams and collegiate sports teams and students will be able to explore cultural activities and receive support in academics and career planning.

General Information

School Type primarily associate's, Public
Campus Setting Suburb: Large
Campus Housing No
Student Faculty Ratio 34:1
Graduation Rate 35%
Year Founded 1967

Student Enrollment

Total Students11,525


Undergraduate Student

Male 4,379
Female 7,146

Graduate Student

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Female NA

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Application Fee $25
High School GPA NA
High School Rank NA
High School Transcripts NA
College Prep Courses NA
Recommendations NA
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) NA
Application Deadline NA
Common Application Accepted NA

Tuition Cost & Financial Aid

Pasco-Hernando State College is committed to the Florida initiative to make higher learning more accessible and affordable. As such, in-state tuition is $3,155 per year and $12,032 for out-of-state tuition. Students should anticipate additional expenses to pay for basic items such as room and board, books, supplies, and lab fees. Keep in mind that these expenses don’t account for off-campus spending activities such as day trips, shopping, streaming services, and more.

Up to 72% of students receive financial aid of some sort to help alleviate the stress of college financing. A wide array of scholarships are available to all students based on academics, career interests, and financial needs. This helps to keep the average net price at an affordable level, which is $4,900. The school also offers dual enrollment to high school students so that they can take transferable college courses while in high school.

Average net price 2017-2018
Net Price $4,900
Average Total Aid $5,898
Students Receiving Financial Aid 72%
Room & Board $6,628

Sticker Price

  • Tuition In-State - $3,155
  • Tuition Out-of-State - $12,032
  • Books and Supplies - $1,520
  • Room & Board - $6,628
  • Other - $6,628


Pasco-Hernando State College has a bit of everything for everyone. Students participate in programs at a variety of ages, with a wide array of career goals. Many students are first-year students; however, a number of others are working adults looking to advance their careers. For individuals looking to complete their first degree, students can choose an associate of arts degree or an associate of science degree. These associate degrees at PHSC are specifically designed to provide a seamless transition to transfer programs at other Florida schools or students can go on to earn a bachelor’s without ever leaving this institution.

Bachelor’s degrees and certificates are also available as additional ways to advance careers. Many certificate programs are used by existing working professionals to boost their skills and to increase pay. This can also lead to promotions and employment at well-regarded companies and organizations. The over 70 degrees and programs available at PHSC vary but include architecture, business management and administration, construction and manufacturing, general studies, health science, information technology, law, public safety and security, and transportation, distribution and logistics.

Students also have access to online courses and continuing education in many of those same fields and industries: business, law enforcement, insurance, real estate, childcare, technology, health, and business. These programs can lead to professional licensure and certification and the college offers an Academic Success Center, which includes free tutoring. Despite this, the graduation rate is 35%, which is below the national average. This lower graduation rate may be due to a high number of program participants working while taking courses or may be due to students transferring to larger schools before graduating. Transferring to another institution to complete your degree in a major not available here should be easy.

Student Population Total

Student Population 11,525

Evening Classes : Yes
Online Learning : Yes

Most Popular Programs & Majors

(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)

All Business Majors 167 Total Graduates / 78%
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 167 Graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 47 Total Graduates / 22%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 47 Graduates
All Other Diplomas 0%

Outcome & Salary

To ensure students choose the right career, degrees, and majors for them, Career Services was established. The services provide help prepare students for interviews and job searches so that they can find rewarding and long-lasting careers in areas of each individual’s personal interest. Students will have access to academic planning, career development, testing services, and more.

Students can also participate in services that boost employability including career workshops, internships, volunteer opportunities, and skill development. The center offers career advising, employer services, career assessment, and job search assistance. Students can take advantage of online career services, tools, and resources, including the FOCUS 2 program, Career Thoughts Inventory, O*NET Career Exploration, Self-Directed Search, MyCareerShines, and more.

Graduates Salary
College Grads Early Career Salary $40,600
College Grads Average Salary $55,000
College Grads Mid Career Salary $57,700
Return on Investment (ROI)
10 Year Salary Earnings Potential $550,000
20 Year Salary Earnings Potential $1,127,000
Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year $19,600
10 Year Projected ROI $530,400
20 Year Projected ROI $1,107,400
No College Education Salary Comparison
National Average Salary $38,792
10 Year Projected Income $387,920
20 Year Projected Income $775,840

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