Thomas Nelson Community College

99 Thomas Nelson Drive
Hampton, VA 23666
Tel: (757)825-2700
10,848 students
Public institution
Thomas Nelson Community College is a two-year institution of higher education established as a part of a statewide system of community colleges. It primarily serves the residents of the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, and the counties of James City and York. The college operates under policies established by the State Board for Community Colleges and with the guidance of the Thomas Nelson Community College Board. The administration of the college is directly responsible to the chancellor of the Virginia Community College System. The college is financed primarily by state funds, supplemented by contributions from the participating localities and the federal government.
School Highlights:
Thomas Nelson Community College serves 10,848 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 39:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 46%.
Thomas Nelson Community College is the only community colleges within Hampton city County, VA.
The nearest community college is Everest College-Newport News (2.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 280 teachers has grown by 29% over five years.
Thomas Nelson Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 280 staff
59 staff
Thomas Nelson Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 10,848 teachers has grown by 53% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has increased from 35:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,848 students
1,282 students
Thomas Nelson Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 39:1
Thomas Nelson Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
3,564 students
810 students
Thomas Nelson Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 7,284 students
1,017 students
Thomas Nelson Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Thomas Nelson Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Thomas Nelson Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Thomas Nelson Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Thomas Nelson Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Thomas Nelson Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Thomas Nelson Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Thomas Nelson Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Thomas Nelson Community College Unknown (2008-2013)
Thomas Nelson 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. 0.58 0.53
Thomas Nelson Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,981 is less than the state average of $5,740. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,819 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,981 $5,740
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,819 $10,294
Thomas Nelson Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 64%
Thomas Nelson Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Thomas Nelson Community College prepares students for success in the global community and workforce of the future through the delivery of world-class comprehensive arts and sciences, transfer and occupational/technical programs and workforce development. TNCC enhances the quality of life for citizens in its region by providing high quality, affordable, and accessible post-secondary education. The college offers Programs and Certificates in 40 fields of study. Some of the most popular programs include Accounting, Administrative Support Technology, Business Administration/Management/Marketing, Computer-Aided Drafting, Computer Arts, Information Technology, Nursing and Public Administration. Our campus in Hampton is located on 86.5 acres, and has eight academic buildings housing traditional classrooms, science labs, computer labs, language and graphic arts labs, the “Gators” Cafeteria, the college bookstore, conference rooms, a Wellness Center, The Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium and support offices. TNCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Did You Know?
For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,698 per year for in-state students and $9,315 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,228 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Virginia 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 0.63, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.