13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Chester, VA 23831
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • 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 9,440 students (23% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 9,440 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,150
  • Out-state tuition: $9,988
  • Student:teacher ratio: 23:1
  • Minority enrollment: 38%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

John Tyler Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 413 teachers has grown by 85% over five years.
John Tyler Community College
(VA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
413 staff
129 staff
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Student Body

The student population of John Tyler Community College has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The John Tyler Community College diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
9,440 students
2,050 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,173 students
843 students
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# Part-Time Students
7,267 students
1,243 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
553 students
232 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,173 students
802 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
169 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
7,267 students
1,243 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
20 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
476 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
3%
7%
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% Hispanic
8%
12%
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% Black
20%
21%
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% White
62%
52%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.57
0.66
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
5.01%
2.29%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.19%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$36,500
$29,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,150 is more than the state average of $3,736. The in-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,988 is more than the state average of $8,977. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,150
$3,736
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$9,988
$8,977
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
62%
85%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,697
$11,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
71%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does John Tyler Community College cost?

John Tyler Community College's tuition is approximately $4,150 for In-State students and $9,988 for Out-State students.

What is John Tyler Community College's ranking?

John Tyler Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Virginia for: Largest student body and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 9,440 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,150
  • Out-state tuition: $9,988
  • Student:teacher ratio: 23:1
  • Minority enrollment: 38%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Chesterfield County, VA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.63, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Chesterfield County, VA is ECPI University - Richmond. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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