Thomas Nelson Community College

  • Thomas Nelson Community College is a two-year institution of higher education established as a part of a statewide system of community colleges. It primarily serves the residents of the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, and the counties of James City and York. The college operates under policies established by the State Board for Community Colleges and with the guidance of the Thomas Nelson Community College Board. The administration of the college is directly responsible to the chancellor of the Virginia Community College System. The college is financed primarily by state funds, supplemented by contributions from the participating localities and the federal government.
School Highlights
  • Thomas Nelson Community College serves 10,436 students (31% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 41:1 is higher than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the state average of 43%.
  • Thomas Nelson Community College is the only community colleges within Hampton City County, VA.
  • The nearest community college to Thomas Nelson Community College is Everest College-Newport News (2.8 miles away).

Top Placements

Thomas Nelson Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Virginia for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 252 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Thomas Nelson 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 Faculty252 staff45 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Thomas Nelson Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Thomas Nelson Community College diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment10,436 students1,577 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio41:136:1
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# Full-Time Students3,284 students717 students
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# Part-Time Students7,152 students860 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
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% Asian
4%
6%
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% Hispanic
6%
8%
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% Black
27%
22%
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% White
57%
57%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.600.62
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College Completion Rate
16%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,700$29,400
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,169 is less than the state average of $4,550. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,007 is more than the state average of $9,760. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,169$4,550
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Out-State Tuition Fees$10,007$9,760
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid66%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,502$10,502
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Thomas Nelson Community College prepares students for success in the global community and workforce of the future through the delivery of world-class comprehensive arts and sciences, transfer and occupational/technical programs and workforce development. TNCC enhances the quality of life for citizens in its region by providing high quality, affordable, and accessible post-secondary education. The college offers Programs and Certificates in 40 fields of study. Some of the most popular programs include Accounting, Administrative Support Technology, Business Administration/Management/Marketing, Computer-Aided Drafting, Computer Arts, Information Technology, Nursing and Public Administration. Our campus in Hampton is located on 86.5 acres, and has eight academic buildings housing traditional classrooms, science labs, computer labs, language and graphic arts labs, the “Gators” Cafeteria, the college bookstore, conference rooms, a Wellness Center, The Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium and support offices. TNCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Everest College-Newport News
    Private, for profit
    433 students | 2.80 Mi803 Diligence Drive
    Newport News VA  23606
    (757)873-1111
    2.80433
  • Centura College-Newport News
    Private, for profit
    211 students | 7.50 Mi616 Denbigh Blvd
    Newport News VA  23608
    (757)874-2121
    7.50211
  • Centura College-Norfolk
    Private, for profit
    226 students | 15.00 Mi7020 North Military Highway
    Norfolk VA  23518
    (757)853-2121
    15.00226
  • 27,646 students | 16.40 Mi121 College Place
    Norfolk VA  23510
    (757)822-1122
    16.4027,646
  • n/a students | 17.20 Mi2428 Almeda Ave Ste 316
    Norfolk VA  23513
    (757)853-3508
    17.20n/a
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Did You Know?
For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,550 per year for in-state students and $9,760 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,297 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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Virginia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.