Tunxis Community College

Tel: (860)255-3500
4,590 students
Public institution
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 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Tunxis Community College is one of 8 community colleges within Hartford County, CT.
The nearest community college is Sanford-Brown College-Farmington (4.70 miles away).

School Overview

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

Student Body

The student population of 4,590 has grown by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 35% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,590 students 1,296 students
Tunxis Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1
21:1
Tunxis Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,688 students
814 students
Tunxis Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,902 students
1,040 students
Tunxis Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Tunxis Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
3%
5%
Tunxis Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
15%
21%
Tunxis Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
6%
15%
Tunxis Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
69%
51%
Tunxis Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
Tunxis Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
4%
3%
Tunxis Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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. 0.50 0.68
Tunxis Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,786 is less than the state average of $5,660. 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 $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,786 $5,660
Tunxis Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,318 $10,250
Tunxis Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 62%
89%
Tunxis Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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?
For Hartford County, CT public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $9,888 per year for in-state students and $13,928 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Hartford County, 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 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Hartford County, CT is Sanford-Brown College-Farmington. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.