Tunxis Community College

  • Tunxis Community College offers its students a quality, yet affordable education in an accessible and supportive environment, fostering the skills necessary to succeed in an increasingly complex world.
School Highlights
  • Tunxis Community College serves 4,193 students (38% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 47%.
  • Tunxis Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Hartford County, CT.
  • The nearest community college to Tunxis Community College is Lincoln College of New England-Southington (5.7 miles away).

Top Placements

Tunxis Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Connecticut for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 154 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Tunxis Community College(CT) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty154 staff71 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Tunxis Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Tunxis Community College diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,193 students2,814 students
Student:Teacher Ratio27:122:1
# Full-Time Students1,586 students971 students
# Part-Time Students2,607 students1,843 students
% Asian
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Tunxis Community College and the percentage of Asian community college students in CT by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Hispanic
10%
16%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Tunxis Community College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in CT by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Black
5%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Tunxis Community College and the percentage of Black community college students in CT by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% White
74%
53%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Tunxis Community College and the percentage of White community college students in CT by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Two or more races
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Tunxis Community College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in CT by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Tunxis Community College and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in CT by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Unknown races
6%
12%
Diversity Score0.440.66
This chart display the diversity score of Tunxis Community College and the community college average diversity score of CT by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
College Completion Rate
12%
13%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Tunxis Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of CT by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,100$35,100

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,866 is less than the state average of $5,238. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $11,558 is less than the state average of $15,449. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,866$5,238
Out-State Tuition Fees$11,558$15,449
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid63%78%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$5,500$5,500
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$2,755$4,400
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Tunxis Community College was chartered by the State of Connecticut in 1969 to serve the Bristol-New Britain and Farmington Valley areas. It first opened for classes in October 1970 with 494 students; today approximately 7,000 full- and part-time students attend the College each semester enrolled in credit and continuing education classes. Yet Tunxis is still small enough to offer students individual attention. Since the first graduation in 1972, more than 8,000 persons have received an associate's degree or a certificate from the College. Choose from over 60 associate's degree and certificate programs ranging from computers and technology to healthcare, human services, business, accounting, criminal justice, television operations, engineering science, manufacturing, liberal arts, graphic design, and much more. With quality education, flexible scheduling, credit and non-credit courses Tunxis offers non-credit and CEU programs, specialized occupational training, and customized employee training. Students have also transferred their credits from Tunxis to bachelor's degree programs at the University of Connecticut, CT State Universities, Trinity College, St. Joseph College, Quinnipiac University, Wesleyan, Yale, Georgetown, Northeastern, and many other universities. Tunxis Community College is licensed and accredited by the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education and accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Incorporated.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
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    Hartford CT  06103
    (860)906-5000
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  • Goodwin College
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Did You Know?
For Connecticut public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,238 per year for in-state students and $15,449 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,380 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Connecticut is 66%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Connecticut community colleges have a diversity score of 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Connecticut is Capital Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.