Thomas Nelson Community College

99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton,
VA, 23666
Tel: (757)825-2700
10,972 students
Public institution

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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 10,972 students (33% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 40%.
Thomas Nelson Community College is the only community colleges within Hampton City County, VA.
The nearest community college is Tidewater Community College (16.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Thomas Nelson 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

Student Body

The student population of 10,972 teachers has grown by 55% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 46:1 has increased from 33:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,972 students
1,272 students
# Full-Time Students
3,648 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 7,324 students
1,016 students
% American Indian/Alaskan 1%
% Asian 5%
% Hawaiian 3%
% Hispanic 5%
% Black 26%
% White 59%
% Two or more races 2%
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

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,778 is less than the state average of $6,030. The in-state tuition has grown by 34% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,541 is less than the state average of $10,175. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,778 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,541 $10,175
Source: 2012 (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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