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Tidewater Community College

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Academics

Tidewater Community College (TCC) is comprised of four campus locations: Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth/Suffolk, and Virginia Beach. Founded in 1968, TCC is part of the Virginia Community College System, and serves the South Hampton Roads area. TCC is the 35th largest community college in the United States, offering excellent career and technical education, as well as transfer programs. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, TCC offers over 100 associate degree and certificate programs.

As one of the nation’s rapidly growing two-year college, TCC—Norfolk campus offers several associate degree programs, as well as certificate programs within two major divisions of study: Business, Social Science, & Public Service division; and, Languages, Math & Science division. Within the Business, Social Science & Public Service division students can earn an Associate of Applied Science in management, culinary arts, or information systems technology; and, an Associate of Science in Business Administration. Other departments which fall under this division include administrative support technology, psychology, early childhood education, philosophy, religion, history, and sociology. The Languages, Math, & Science division consists of the following departments: speech and drama, dance and physical education, English, foreign languages, sciences, and mathematics. Most of these courses are transferrable to four-year institutions.

Other academic programs offered at TCC include Business, Public Service, & Technologies at the Chesapeake campus; Visual Arts Center at the Portsmouth campus; as well as the following programs offered at the Virginia Beach campus: Information Technology & Business, Engineering & Industrial Technologies, Health Professions, Languages & Speech, Social Sciences & Public Services, and Mathematics & Science.

In addition, TCC offers continuing education for students of all ages interested in lifelong learning, as well as distance learning. The distance learning program is available in three formats: online, enhanced, and hybrid. The online courses are conducted using Blackboard via the Internet. There are no or few on-campus meetings. The enhanced courses are classes conducted on-campus with the use of some web-related tools and other Internet resources to supplement the lectures. Hybrid courses are a combination of both web-based activities and assignments and classroom lectures with some campus activities. TCC also provides comprehensive training, and assessment for area business through its customized services.

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Admissions

Tidewater Community College (TCC) accepts all students interested in furthering their education, who have graduated with a high school diploma or equivalent.

Prospective students are required to:

  • Fill out and submit an application for admission online, or obtain a paper application via the school website
  • Take an assessment test
  • Register for orientation
  • Apply for financial aid (if necessary)

International students should go to the school website for further instructions and requirements for admission to TCC.

Students interested in visiting the campus prior to applying can do so by attending any of the four campus’ Open Houses. During this time students and parents tour the campus, and have the opportunity to speak with staff from financial aid, admissions, and the counseling center, as well as deans and faculty.

Financial Aid

Tidewater Community College has several financial aid options for qualifying students, including scholarships, grants, work study programs, and loans. All students are required to fill out and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial aid. The school’s website provides a detailed list of all aid available along with descriptions of each.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5264th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

Tidewater Community College is a commuter campus which serves a wide range of students including high school graduates, transfers, international students, as well as working adults and professionals.

Students have the chance to be involved in campus life through clubs and organizations, student government, student publications, intramural sports, and other student activities. There are plenty of services also provided including tutoring, a library, a writing center, bookstore, health services, counseling, computer labs, health insurance opportunities, and international studies.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

Tidewater Community College (TCC) Storm has three intramural/team sports: men’s basketball, men’s soccer, and women’s basketball. Competing in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), the women’s basketball team is State Champs for the third year in a row.

Information Summary

Ranks 77th in Virginia and 3162nd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 1 0.00
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 3 0.01
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 3 0.01
Arrest 11 0.03

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 689 0.28
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 29 0.01
Forcible Rape 81 0.03
Robbery 625 0.25
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2,256 0.92
Larceny 9,217 3.75
Vehicle theft 785 0.32

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Norfolk, VA 23510
Surrounding communityMidsize city (inside urban area, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population5,191 (5,191 urban / N/A rural)
Households1,865 (1.96 people per house)
Median Household Income$27,500
Families899 (2.81 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingVery large two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District5103

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 3834th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,964 $2,964 $7,202
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $824 $824 $1,256
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $124 $124 $300
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $5,288 $5,288 $9,958
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $16,390 $16,390 $21,060
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,016 $8,016 $12,686

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,500 $3,644 $3,500 $3,644 $8,098 $8,254
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,500(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,794 $7,014
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,620 $2,856
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,496 $2,728

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 17 1,281 236 193 22 2,454 34 4,359
Accounting and Related Services, Other 16 3 4 2 36 61
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other 1 1 2
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General 1 10 11
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 23 12 68 107
Biological and Physical Sciences 3 61 29 18 3 220 2 348
Business Administration and Management, General 4 99 27 15 3 194 3 354
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 40 1 1 39 84
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other 31 3 1 25 62
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician 1 10 1 3 16 1 32
Child Care Provider/Assistant 2 97 6 3 60 169
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician 2 14 16
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 10 1 11 24
Computer and Information Sciences, General 18 2 6 48 76
Construction Trades, General 1 1 2
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General 23 4 1 11 42
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 34 8 4 1 57 108
Design and Visual Communications, General 1 13 4 3 36 58
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 2 1 12 16
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 1 15 16
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1 2 3 12 1 19
Electrician 24 2 1 42 70
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 3 3 50 57
Engineering Technology, General 2 2 4
Engineering, General 10 5 4 1 59 1 82
Fire Science/Fire-fighting 7 14 21
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General 4 1 11 16
General Studies 25 8 4 89 2 130
Ground Transportation, Other 68 1 1 41 1 115
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 5 3 10 19
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other 68 13 15 1 72 2 174
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 8 1 11 20
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 1 12 13 27
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 1 11 8 1 1 58 2 88
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician 1 1 7 10
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other 5 1 1 14 22
Industrial Technology/Technician 1 31 1 3 1 41 78
Interior Design 5 1 16 22
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 19 7 1 33 61
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 1 33 9 19 2 135 5 210
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other 80 7 4 117 2 216
Mechanics and Repairers, General 2 2
Medical/Clinical Assistant 9 1 4 10 24
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other 35 1 6 43
Occupational Therapist Assistant 3 2 20 27
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General 4 5 9
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 2 1 3 22 31
Precision Metal Working, Other
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 8 1 3 21 33
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 18 1 8 68 2 97
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 3 2 1 11 17
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 5 1 5 11
Social Sciences, General 1 259 60 45 2 515 10 927
Surveying Engineering 1 3 4
Teacher Assistant/Aide 1 11 1 9 22
Visual and Performing Arts, General 1 1 2
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 3 1 1 18 23
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 1 3 2 6
Welding Technology/Welder 14 16 32

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2163rd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $61,175 ($63,746 male / $56,053 female)
Number of FT Faculty 368 (178 male / 190 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,731
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $10,088,042

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