Tunxis Community College

Tel: (860)255-3500
4,590 students
Public institution

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Tunxis Community College offers its students a quality, yet affordable education in an accessible and supportive environment, fostering the skills necessary to succeed in an increasingly complex world.
School Highlights:
Tunxis Community College serves 4,590 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 39%.
Tunxis Community College is one of 8 community colleges within Hartford County, CT.
The nearest community college is Sanford-Brown College-Farmington (4.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 158 teachers has grown by 23% over five years.
Tunxis 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 158 staff
59 staff
Tunxis Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,590 teachers has grown by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.34 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,590 students
1,282 students
Tunxis Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1
# Full-Time Students
1,688 students
810 students
Tunxis Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,902 students
1,017 students
Tunxis Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Tunxis Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Tunxis Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Tunxis Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Tunxis Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Tunxis Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Tunxis Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Tunxis Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Tunxis Community College non_resident (2006-2013)
Tunxis 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. 0.34 0.53
Tunxis Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,786 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,318 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,786 $5,742
Tunxis Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,318 $10,294
Tunxis Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 62%
Tunxis Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Tunxis Community College was chartered by the State of Connecticut in 1969 to serve the Bristol-New Britain and Farmington Valley areas. It first opened for classes in October 1970 with 494 students; today approximately 7,000 full- and part-time students attend the College each semester enrolled in credit and continuing education classes. Yet Tunxis is still small enough to offer students individual attention. Since the first graduation in 1972, more than 8,000 persons have received an associate's degree or a certificate from the College. Choose from over 60 associate's degree and certificate programs ranging from computers and technology to healthcare, human services, business, accounting, criminal justice, television operations, engineering science, manufacturing, liberal arts, graphic design, and much more. With quality education, flexible scheduling, credit and non-credit courses Tunxis offers non-credit and CEU programs, specialized occupational training, and customized employee training. Students have also transferred their credits from Tunxis to bachelor's degree programs at the University of Connecticut, CT State Universities, Trinity College, St. Joseph College, Quinnipiac University, Wesleyan, Yale, Georgetown, Northeastern, and many other universities. Tunxis Community College is licensed and accredited by the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education and accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Incorporated.

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Did You Know?
Hartford, CT 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 0.47, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Hartford, CT is Sanford-Brown College-Farmington. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.