John Tyler Community College

13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Chester, VA 23831-5316
Tel: (804)796-4000
9,875 students
Public institution
John Tyler Community College is a public two-year institution of higher education that has been serving the community since 1967. The College offers a variety of programs and services to primarily the residents of the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell and Petersburg; and the counties of Amelia, Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Prince George, Surry and Sussex.
School Highlights
John Tyler Community College serves 9,875 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 44:1 is higher than the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
John Tyler Community College is one of 7 community colleges within Chesterfield County, VA.
The nearest community college is Bryant & Stratton College-Richmond (10.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 223 teachers has grown by 46% over five years.
College John Tyler Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 223 staff
62 staff
John Tyler Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 9,875 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 44:1 has decreased from 57:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 9,875 students 1,371 students
John Tyler Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 44:1
22:1
John Tyler Community College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 2,697 students
779 students
John Tyler Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 7,178 students
1,083 students
John Tyler Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
John Tyler Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
John Tyler Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
2%
5%
John Tyler Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
7%
20%
John Tyler Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
22%
15%
John Tyler Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
65%
49%
John Tyler Community College White (2006-2014)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
3%
3%
John Tyler Community College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
1%
6%
John Tyler Community College Unknown (2008-2014)
John Tyler Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.52 0.70
John Tyler Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,150 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,988 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,150 $5,664
John Tyler Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,988 $10,360
John Tyler Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 69%
90%
John Tyler Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • John Tyler Community College is one of twenty-three comprehensive community colleges comprising the Virginia Community College System. As an open-access two-year institution, the college is committed to creating a supportive, learning-centered environment and providing flexible, cost-effective quality educational and workforce training programs that prepare students for transfer, gainful employment, life-long learning, personal fulfillment and social responsibility as global citizens in a rapidly changing world. JTCC offers quality and economical opportunities for workforce development and training, transfer to four-year institutions and recreational and personal interest. The College serves more than 8,500 for-credit students each year and offers 13 associate degrees and 38 certificates. In addition, the institution also serves 8,000 non-credit students and 500 companies and government agencies annually through the Community College Workforce Alliance. John Tyler Community College has a comprehensive mission with regard to its academic programs. This mission is to provide academic preparation for transfer to four-year institutions, career preparation for entry into high demand occupational fields, developmental courses to prepare students for college-level work, job retraining, and life-long learning activities. The College offers the Associate Degrees in Arts and Sciences and in Applied Science. In addition the college has several certificate and career studies certificate programs. John Tyler Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer associate degrees.

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Did You Know?
Chesterfield County, VA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Chesterfield County, VA is Centura College-Richmond Main. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.