Hillsboro Junior College was established in 1921 by the Texas Attorney General making it the first municipal junior college chartered in Texas.
The college operated until 1950 when it closed after an attempt to establish a countywide system failed. The college lay dormant for nearly 12 years until 1962, when, through the efforts of the media, local civic groups and many others, a bond issue was passed for the purpose of building a new campus.
The college reopened for business in 1962 under a new name, Hill Junior College and operated under that name until 1985 when the college dropped “junior” from its name and became Hill College.
Today, the Hill College-Hill County Campus area includes 73.8 acres of land and 20 permanent buildings located just east of the city of Hillsboro on a hill overlooking I-35 and the 35-acre Hill College Reunion Grounds Park.