John Tyler Community College

13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Chester, VA 23831
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  • 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 10,144 students (24% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 45:1 is higher than the state community college average of 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 50%.

Top Placements

John Tyler Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Virginia for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 223 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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 staff51 staff
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Student Body

The student population of John Tyler Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 45:1 has decreased from 52:1 over five years.
The John Tyler Community College diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment10,144 students1,072 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio45:131:1
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# Full-Time Students2,431 students741 students
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# Part-Time Students7,713 students1,220 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
3%
6%
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% Hispanic
7%
10%
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% Black
23%
22%
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% White
54%
50%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
5%
4%
% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.630.68
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College Completion Rate
23%
34%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,500$29,400
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $4,150 is more than the state average of $3,736. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat 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 stayed relatively flat 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 Aid60%80%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,000$11,250
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to John Tyler Community College is Chester Career College (1.9 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,736 per year for in-state students and $8,977 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,477 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 72%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Virginia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.