Tunxis Community College

271 Scott Swamp Road
Farmington, CT 06032-3187
Tel: (860)255-3500
4,193 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 4,193 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 46%.
Tunxis Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Hartford County, CT.
The nearest community college is Lincoln College of New England-Southington (5.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 154 teachers has grown by 18% over five years.
College Tunxis Community College (CT) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 154 staff
71 staff

Student Body

The student population of 4,193 has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,193 students 2,384 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1
23:1
# Full-Time Students 1,586 students
971 students
# Part-Time Students 2,607 students
1,843 students
% Asian
3%
3%
% Hispanic
10%
16%
% Black
5%
13%
% White
74%
54%
% Two or more races
1%
1%
% Unknown races
6%
12%
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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. 0.44 0.65

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,598 is equal to the state average of $3,598. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,754 is equal to the state average of $10,754. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,598 $3,598
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,754 $10,754
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 63%
78%
Source: 2014 (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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 715 students | 5.70 Mi2279 Mount Vernon Road
    Southington CT  06489
    (860)628-4751
    5.70715
  • 4,075 students | 11.40 Mi950 Main Street
    Hartford CT  6103
    (860)906-5000
    11.404,075
  • Goodwin College
    Private not-for-profit
    3,440 students | 12.60 MiOne Riverside Drive
    East Hartford CT  6118
    (860)528-4111
    12.603,440
  • 2,384 students | 13.40 Mi99 East Main Street
    Waterbury CT  6702
    (860)486-2000
    13.402,384
  • 7,102 students | 14.70 Mi750 Chase Parkway
    Waterbury CT  06708
    (203)575-8040
    14.707,102
Did You Know?
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 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Hartford County, CT is Capital Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.