Tunxis Community College
Tunxis Community College Photo #2 - A class in progress in the art studio, which was part of the new construction at Tunxis Community College.
Tunxis Community College Photo #3 - The new dental hygiene lab facilities at Tunxis Community College.
Tunxis Community College Photo #4 - The Cyber Cafe provides ample space for group work, social gatherings, and is Wi-Fi ready.
Tunxis Community College Photo #5 - The Mac Lab has state of the art computers for digital media work.
Tunxis Community College Photo #6 - The gallery is one of several new spaces that was recently completed at Tunxis during Phase I of a major campus expansion project that added 95,000 square feet of space to the campus. Gallery hours are Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and by appointment. For more information, call 860.255.3661 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
- The teacher population of 154 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Tunxis Community College||(CT) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||Four or more years|
|Total Faculty||154 staff||71 staff|
|Total Enrollment||4,193 students||2,814 students|
|# Full-Time Students||1,586 students||971 students|
|# Part-Time Students||2,607 students||1,843 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$35,100||$35,100|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Tunxis Community College is Lincoln College of New England-Southington (5.7 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 715 students | 5.70 Mi2279 Mount Vernon Road
Southington,  CT  06489
- 4,075 students | 11.40 Mi950 Main Street
Hartford,  CT  06103
- 3,440 students | 12.60 MiOne Riverside Drive
East Hartford,  CT  06118
- 2,384 students | 13.40 Mi99 East Main Street
Waterbury,  CT  06702
- 7,102 students | 14.70 Mi750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury,  CT  06708
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Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
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