Thomas Nelson Community College

99 Thomas Nelson Drive
Hampton, VA 23666
Tel: (757)825-2700
  • 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 is Everest College-Newport News (2.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 252 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
Thomas Nelson Community College (VA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 252 staff 38 staff
Thomas Nelson Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 10,436 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 has decreased from 43:1 over five years.
  • The school's 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 Enrollment 10,436 students 1,443 students
Thomas Nelson Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 41:1 36:1
Thomas Nelson Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 3,284 students 596 students
Thomas Nelson Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 7,152 students 847 students
Thomas Nelson Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Thomas Nelson Community College Enrollment Breakdown VA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
Thomas Nelson Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
4%
6%
Thomas Nelson Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
6%
8%
Thomas Nelson Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
27%
22%
Thomas Nelson Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
57%
57%
Thomas Nelson Community College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
Thomas Nelson Community College Hawaiian (2013-2016)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Thomas Nelson Community College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Thomas Nelson 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. 0.60 0.62
Thomas Nelson Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
16%
-
Thomas Nelson Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $33,700 -
Thomas Nelson Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,169 is less than the state average of $4,711. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,007 is less than the state average of $10,146. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,169 $4,711
Thomas Nelson Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,007 $10,146
Thomas Nelson Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 66% 87%
Thomas Nelson Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $10,503 -
Thomas Nelson Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,500 -
Thomas Nelson Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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.

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Did You Know?
For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,711 per year for in-state students and $10,146 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,378 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Virginia 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 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.