Tidewater Community College

  • Tidewater Community College (TCC) is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 35,000 students annually. It is the 37th largest community college in the nation's 1,600-school network, and among the 50 fastest growing large community colleges. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach, a regional Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne, Portsmouth, the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the downtown Norfolk theater district, and a regional Advanced Technology Center on its Virginia Beach Campus. Forty-four percent of the region's residents who attended a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC.
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 46% 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
4%
6%
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% Hispanic
5%
8%
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% Black
30%
22%
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% White
54%
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 $3,944 is less than the state average of $4,550. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,614 is less than the state average of $9,760. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,944$4,550
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,614$9,760
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% 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

  • Tidewater Community College, founded in 1968, is one of twenty-three two-year colleges that make up the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). Tidewater Community College has grown from a single location to four campuses (Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach), an Advanced Technology Center, and a Visual Arts Center in Portsmouth. TCC also offers classes at local Military Bases and local area schools. Tidewater Community College is a comprehensive institution of higher education offering programs of instruction generally extending no longer than two years beyond the high school level. The college offers career and technical education programs, transfer programs, developmental courses, continuing education programs, workforce development programs and distance learning programs. Tidewater Community College offers a variety of classes through distance delivery, including telecourses, teleconference classes, and web-based online classes. Students are able to select from a wide range of courses. Taught by TCC faculty, these classes are of comparable academic quality and transfer exactly like their classroom counterparts. Tidewater Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • n/a students | 4.70 Mi2428 Almeda Ave Ste 316
    Norfolk VA  23513
    (757)853-3508
    4.70n/a
  • 236 students | 5.10 Mi2211 S Military Hwy
    Chesapeake VA  23320
    (757)363-2121
    5.10236
  • Centura College-Norfolk
    Private, for profit
    226 students | 5.20 Mi7020 North Military Highway
    Norfolk VA  23518
    (757)853-2121
    5.20226
  • Everest College-Chesapeake
    Private, for profit
    671 students | 5.30 Mi825 Greenbrier Circle Suite 100
    Chesapeake VA  23320
    (757)361-3900
    5.30671
  • Fortis College-Norfolk
    Private, for profit
    315 students | 5.60 Mi6300 Center Dr Bldg 22
    Norfolk VA  23502
    (757)499-5447
    5.60315
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