Tidewater Community College

  • Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, Tidewater Community College (TCC) serves South Hampton Roads with 4 campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach and 7 regional centers. The college also boasts 2 important cultural institutions. During the 2017-18 academic year, nearly 1 in 5 recent high school graduates made TCC their "school of choice." The college has 13 nationally accredited academic programs.
School Highlights
  • Tidewater Community College serves 27,646 students (38% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is higher than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 43%.
  • Tidewater Community College is one of 4 community colleges within Norfolk City County, VA.
  • The nearest community college to Tidewater Community College is Johnson & Wales University-Norfolk (4.7 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 750 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Tidewater Community College(VA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty750 staff45 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Tidewater Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Tidewater Community College diversity score of 0.61 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment27,646 students1,577 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio37:136:1
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# Full-Time Students10,491 students717 students
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# Part-Time Students17,155 students860 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
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% Asian
6%
6%
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% Hispanic
7%
8%
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% Black
28%
22%
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% White
53%
57%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
-
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.610.62
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College Completion Rate
13%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,400$29,400
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $185 is less than the state average of $4,550. The in-state tuition has declined by 94% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $385 is less than the state average of $9,760. The out-state tuition has declined by 95% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$185$4,550
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Out-State Tuition Fees$385$9,760
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Tuition NotesTCC's 2019 in-state tuition rate is $185.35/credit hour.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid74%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,763$10,502
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,205$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • TCC has a wide variety of programs, from the academic disciplines to skilled trades to professional specialties. Many of our students go on to 4-year colleges and universities, and many more complete degrees and certificates that help lead them to rewarding careers in in-demand fields. TCC is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree.

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Did You Know?
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The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

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.