Tunxis Community College

271 Scott Swamp Road
Farmington, CT 06032-3187
Tel: (860)255-3500
  • 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).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 154 teachers has grown by 35% 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
Tunxis Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Tunxis Community College has declined by 11% 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 grown by 28% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,193 students2,814 students
Tunxis Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio27:122:1
Tunxis Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,586 students971 students
Tunxis Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,607 students1,843 students
Tunxis Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Tunxis Community College Enrollment Breakdown CT All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Tunxis Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Tunxis Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Tunxis Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Tunxis Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Tunxis Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Tunxis Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Tunxis Community College Ethnicity Breakdown CT All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.440.66
Tunxis Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Tunxis Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,100$35,100
Tunxis Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
Tunxis Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$11,558$15,449
Tunxis Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid63%78%
Tunxis Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$5,500$5,500
Tunxis Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$2,755$4,400
Tunxis Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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.

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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.