Tidewater Community College

Tel: (757)822-1122
28,929 students
Public institution
Tidewater Community College (TCC) is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 35,000 students annually. It is the 37th largest community college in the nation's 1,600-school network, and among the 50 fastest growing large community colleges. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach, a regional Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne, Portsmouth, the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the downtown Norfolk theater district, and a regional Advanced Technology Center on its Virginia Beach Campus. Forty-four percent of the region's residents who attended a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC.
School Highlights:
Tidewater Community College serves 28,929 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 40%.
Tidewater Community College is one of 5 community colleges within Norfolk city County, VA.
The nearest community college is Johnson & Wales University-Norfolk (4.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 822 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
Tidewater 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 822 staff
59 staff
Tidewater Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 28,929 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has decreased from 40:1 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
28,929 students
1,282 students
Tidewater Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 35:1
Tidewater Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
11,590 students
810 students
Tidewater Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 17,339 students
1,017 students
Tidewater Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Tidewater Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Tidewater Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Tidewater Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
Tidewater Community College Hawaiian (2010-2013)
% Hispanic
Tidewater Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Tidewater Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Tidewater Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Tidewater Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Tidewater Community College Unknown (2008-2013)
Tidewater 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
Tidewater Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,788 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,458 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,788 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,458 $10,294
Tidewater Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 71%
Tidewater Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Tidewater Community College, founded in 1968, is one of twenty-three two-year colleges that make up the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). Tidewater Community College has grown from a single location to four campuses (Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach), an Advanced Technology Center, and a Visual Arts Center in Portsmouth. TCC also offers classes at local Military Bases and local area schools. Tidewater Community College is a comprehensive institution of higher education offering programs of instruction generally extending no longer than two years beyond the high school level. The college offers career and technical education programs, transfer programs, developmental courses, continuing education programs, workforce development programs and distance learning programs. Tidewater Community College offers a variety of classes through distance delivery, including telecourses, teleconference classes, and web-based online classes. Students are able to select from a wide range of courses. Taught by TCC faculty, these classes are of comparable academic quality and transfer exactly like their classroom counterparts. Tidewater Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.

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Did You Know?
Norfolk 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 0.6, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Norfolk is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.