Tidewater Community College

Tel: (757)822-1122
30,334 students
Public institution

Get admissions information on Tidewater Community College and online degrees at CampusExplorer.com.

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 30,334 students (40% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 42% 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 - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Tidewater 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 30,334 teachers has grown by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 46:1 has increased from 36:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
30,334 students
1,303 students
Tidewater Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
12,276 students
834 students
Tidewater Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 18,058 students
1,040 students
Tidewater Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Tidewater Community College sch enrollment Tidewater Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
5%
2%
Tidewater Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
3%
1%
% Hispanic
5%
7%
Tidewater Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
28%
11%
Tidewater Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
58%
66%
Tidewater Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Tidewater Community College More (2010-2012)
Tidewater Community College sch ethnicity Tidewater Community College sta ethnicity
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 0.44
Tidewater Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,644 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 33% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,254 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,644 $5,890
Tidewater Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,254 $10,050
Tidewater Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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.

Get admissions information on Tidewater Community College and online degrees at CampusExplorer.com.

Nearby Schools:

Recent Articles
5 Support Services to Boost Your Community College Success
5 Support Services to Boost Your Community College Success
College can be a difficult transition for many students. To help address students’ academic needs, many community colleges have started support services programs. Learn about some of these common programs and how they can help you be successful in school.
Second Rate? Community Colleges Fight Stereotypes
Many common myths about community colleges exist, but as they continue to diversify and offer cutting-edge programming, two-year institutions are fighting back against these long-held stereotypes.
California Virtual Community College System Increases Choices, Transfers
The Online Education Initiative will greatly expand course offerings for community college students, while making the transfer process between institutions much more smooth. The Initiative has its critics, however, who decry the loss of local control over education.
Related School Videos

View more school videos

Did You Know?
For Norfolk public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,846 per year for in-state students and $13,151 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,556 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Norfolk is 79%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

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 0.60, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Norfolk is Johnson & Wales University-Norfolk. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.