271 Scott Swamp Road
Farmington, CT 06032
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • 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 3,365 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 47%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 3,365 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,866
  • Out-state tuition: $11,558
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 33%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Tunxis Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 243 teachers has grown by 57% over five years.
Tunxis Community College
(CT) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
243 staff
154 staff
This chart display total faculty of Tunxis Community College and community college average number of faculty in CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Tunxis Community College has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The Tunxis Community College diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,365 students
2,354 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Tunxis Community College and community college average number of enrollment of CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Tunxis Community College and community college average student staff ratio of CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Students
1,342 students
789 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time students enrollment of Tunxis Community College and average number of community college Full-time students enrollment of CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Part-Time Students
2,023 students
1,305 students
This chart display the total number of Part-time students enrollment of Tunxis Community College and average number of community college Part-time students enrollment of CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Tunxis Community College.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of CT.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
233 students
318 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,342 students
789 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of Tunxis Community College and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
13 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,023 students
2,023 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
86 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
485 students
% Asian
4%
4%
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 2020-21 school year data.
% Hispanic
19%
21%
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 2020-21 school year data.
% Black
6%
14%
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 2020-21 school year data.
% White
67%
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 2020-21 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 2020-21 school year data.
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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 2020-21 school year data.
% Unknown races
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Tunxis Community College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CT.
Diversity Score
0.51
0.65
This chart display the diversity score of Tunxis Community College and the community college average diversity score of CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
3.19%
3.07%
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 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.38%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,100
$34,800
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Tunxis Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of CT by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition 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 11% 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 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,866
$5,329
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Tunxis Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$11,558
$15,711
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Tunxis Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
74%
74%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Tunxis Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$8,088
$8,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Tunxis Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,000
$4,356
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Tunxis Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
91%
SAT Reading
n/a
500
SAT Math
n/a
510
ACT Composite
n/a
23
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Tunxis Community College cost?

Tunxis Community College's tuition is approximately $3,866 for In-State students and $11,558 for Out-State students.

What is Tunxis Community College's ranking?

Tunxis Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Connecticut for: Least expensive tuition.

Recent Articles

Careers: Marine Biologist
Careers: Marine Biologist
Combine underwater adventures with scientific discoveries and crystal blue waters, and you may have a dream career as a marine biologist. Learn about how you can start your marine biology training right at community college!
Cursing in the Classroom: Professor Ousted for Swearing
Cursing in the Classroom: Professor Ousted for Swearing
In a Hawaii community college philosophy course, a professor used profanity to get students' attention and inspire independent thought, but the efforts may have backfired.
Why Community Colleges Will Soon Be Accepting High School Sophomores
Why Community Colleges Will Soon Be Accepting High School Sophomores
The next wave of community college students may just be high school sophomores. Learn about the new program that allows high school sophomores to graduate at 10th grade and proceed directly to community colleges.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 3,365 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,866
  • Out-state tuition: $11,558
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 33%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Related School Videos

Did You Know?

Hartford County, CT community colleges have a diversity score of 0.60, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Hartford County, CT is Capital Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

Quick Links