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 3,781 students (39% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 55%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 243 teachers has grown by 86% over five years.
Tunxis Community College(CT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty243 staff154 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Tunxis Community College has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
The Tunxis Community College diversity score of 0.62 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,781 students2,288 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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# Full-Time Students1,476 students712 students
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# Part-Time Students2,305 students1,576 students
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% Asian
4%
4%
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% Hispanic
25%
26%
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% Black
8%
17%
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% White
55%
45%
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% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.620.70
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College Completion Rate
12%
15%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,100$34,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,866 is less than the state average of $5,329. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,558 is less than the state average of $15,711. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,866$5,329
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,558$15,711
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid73%75%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,500$7,350
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,028$4,666
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Source: 2020 (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

The nearest community college to Tunxis Community College is Capital Community College (11.5 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Connecticut public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,329 per year for in-state students and $15,711 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,887 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Connecticut is 79%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Connecticut community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Connecticut is University of Connecticut-Stamford. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.