Tidewater Community College

Tel: (757)822-1122
27,646 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 27,646 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is higher than the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 42%.
Tidewater Community College is one of 5 community colleges within Norfolk City County, VA.
The nearest community college is Johnson & Wales University-Norfolk (4.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 750 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
College Tidewater Community College (VA) 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 Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 750 staff
38 staff

Student Body

The student population of 27,646 has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has decreased from 47:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is equal to the state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 27,646 students 839 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 37:1
# Full-Time Students 10,491 students
582 students
# Part-Time Students 17,155 students
847 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
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. 0.61 0.61

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,644 is less than the state average of $3,795. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,254 is less than the state average of $9,558. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,644 $3,795
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,254 $9,558
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 74%
Source: 2014 (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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