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 20,941 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is lower than the state community college average of 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 50%.

Top Rankings

Tidewater Community College ranks 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 ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty750 staff69 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Tidewater Community College has declined by 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has decreased from 46:1 over five years.
The Tidewater Community College diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment20,941 students2,366 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio28:131:1
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# Full-Time Students7,375 students861 students
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# Part-Time Students13,566 students1,505 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
4%
6%
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% Hispanic
8%
10%
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% Black
29%
22%
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% White
44%
50%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
6%
4%
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% Non Resident races
6%
4%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.710.68
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College Completion Rate
20%
34%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,400$29,400
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $185 is less than the state average of $3,736. The in-state tuition has declined by 96% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $385 is less than the state average of $8,977. The out-state tuition has declined by 96% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$185$3,736
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Out-State Tuition Fees$385$8,977
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Tuition NotesTCC's 2019 in-state tuition rate is $185.35/credit hour.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid74%80%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,315$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

  • 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Tidewater Community College is Johnson & Wales University-Norfolk (4.7 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • n/a students | 4.70 Mi2428 Almeda Ave Ste 316
    Norfolk, VA 23513
    (757) 853-3508
    4.70n/a
  • Centura College-Norfolk
    Private for-profit
    166 students | 5.20 Mi7020 North Military Highway
    Norfolk, VA 23518
    (757) 853-2121
    5.20166
  • Fortis College-Norfolk
    Private for-profit
    293 students | 5.60 Mi6300 Center Dr Bldg 22
    Norfolk, VA 23502
    (757) 499-5447
    5.60293
  • 609 students | 6.10 Mi5700 Southern Blvd Ste 100
    Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    (757) 490-1241
    6.10609
  • ECPI University
    Private for-profit
    12,947 students | 6.30 Mi5555 Greenwich Rd
    Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    (757) 490-9090
    6.3012,947
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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 $15,399 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.