John Tyler Community College

13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Chester, VA 23831-5316
Tel: (804)796-4000
  • John Tyler Community College is a public two-year institution of higher education that has been serving the community since 1967. The College offers a variety of programs and services to primarily the residents of the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell and Petersburg; and the counties of Amelia, Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Prince George, Surry and Sussex.
School Highlights
  • John Tyler Community College serves 9,875 students (27% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 44:1 is higher than the state community college average of 37:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
  • John Tyler Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Chesterfield County, VA.
  • The nearest community college is Bryant & Stratton College-Richmond (10.90 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 223 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
John Tyler Community College(VA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty223 staff45 staff
John Tyler Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 9,875 has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 44:1 has decreased from 55:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment9,875 students1,577 students
John Tyler Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio44:137:1
John Tyler Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,697 students717 students
John Tyler Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students7,178 students860 students
John Tyler Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
John Tyler Community College Enrollment Breakdown VA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
John Tyler Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
John Tyler Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
John Tyler Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
John Tyler Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
John Tyler Community College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
John Tyler Community College Hawaiian (2013-2016)
% Two or more races
John Tyler Community College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
John Tyler Community College Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups 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.0.550.62
John Tyler Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
John Tyler Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,500$29,600
John Tyler Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,150 is less than the state average of $4,711. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,988 is less than the state average of $10,146. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,150$4,711
John Tyler Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,988$10,146
John Tyler Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid69%78%
John Tyler Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$10,000$11,000
John Tyler Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,952$5,500
John Tyler Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • John Tyler Community College is one of twenty-three comprehensive community colleges comprising the Virginia Community College System. As an open-access two-year institution, the college is committed to creating a supportive, learning-centered environment and providing flexible, cost-effective quality educational and workforce training programs that prepare students for transfer, gainful employment, life-long learning, personal fulfillment and social responsibility as global citizens in a rapidly changing world. JTCC offers quality and economical opportunities for workforce development and training, transfer to four-year institutions and recreational and personal interest. The College serves more than 8,500 for-credit students each year and offers 13 associate degrees and 38 certificates. In addition, the institution also serves 8,000 non-credit students and 500 companies and government agencies annually through the Community College Workforce Alliance. John Tyler Community College has a comprehensive mission with regard to its academic programs. This mission is to provide academic preparation for transfer to four-year institutions, career preparation for entry into high demand occupational fields, developmental courses to prepare students for college-level work, job retraining, and life-long learning activities. The College offers the Associate Degrees in Arts and Sciences and in Applied Science. In addition the college has several certificate and career studies certificate programs. John Tyler Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer associate degrees.

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Did You Know?
Chesterfield County, VA 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 0.46, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Chesterfield County, VA is ECPI University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.