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About Tidewater Community College

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2 Years

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Tidewater Community College is a 2-year public institution located in Norfolk, Virginia. It was established in 1968. But the Norfolk campus was founded in the year 1997.The college offers flexible courses that guide students across the globe to complete the road leading to the attainment of associate degrees, certificates, and transfer to 4-year colleges/universities.

This college serves Norfolk with 4 campuses in Chesapeake, South Hampton Roads, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach and 7 regional centers and it is also recognized as the largest provider of higher education and workforce services in Hampton Roads. The unique tagline of the college is “From here, go anywhere”.

  • The student faculty ratio of the college is 21:1. 

  • Total student population of the college is 19,064.

  • The college is recognised and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges(SACSCOC).

Online Education At TCC 

Tidewater Community College has 15 online programs across 8 majors. Your online degree or certificate can be your bridge to a 4-year college, or a convenient way to finishing your education entirely at TCC.

  • The courses are taught by the same faculty as our on-campus courses, and with 24/7 access to your virtual classroom, you can schedule your studies around your busy life.

  •  TCC offers not just a few select classes online, but entire degrees and certificates you can take from your laptop, on your lunch break.


Some of the reviews posted the alumni students are:

  • I am so happy that i made the decision to attend a community college. Tidewater community college is a really great schol with amazing people. I loved the classes, and finished my first year with a 3.9. To all of the people who are hesitant to start off at a community college, do it! It is worth it! A student who attends a community college takes the same classes as a person who would attend a four-year university. My experience was really fun. I made new friends and did well in all of my classes. I used all of the resources provided which helped me exceed in my courses. Attending Tidewater Community college was one of the best decisions i have ever made.

  • At TCC I was able to enroll with a GED and placement testing. I cannot stress enough how amazing an opportunity it was, having been a high school dropout, to be given the chance to start my life over and get a college education. TCC is affordable and financial aid is available without hassle. Most of the courses provided are challenging and have impeccable teachers who care. TCC has incredible flexibility, which is especially useful for those who are adults, such as myself that have other things to tend to in life. I just graduated in December with my associates and I am now transferring to a 4-year university all because of this school and I am extremely grateful and proud to have been able to attend here. From here you REALLY can go anywhere, thank you, TCC!





Location & Contact


121 College Place


Email: info@tcc.edu
Phone: 7578221111
Fax: N/A
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The admission process of the TCC is an easy process. You just need to qualify or meet the admission criteria of the college.

  • To qualify for general admission, you must have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

  • Be 18 years of age or older, and be able to benefit from a program of study at Tidewater Community College.

If you fulfill the above criteria then you can apply for admission by filling out the application form online. 

To know more about the admissions visit the official website or contact us at

Phone: 757-822-1122

Email: info@tcc.edu

Annual Cost to Attend

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Tidewater Community College annual cost is much cheaper than some of the high schools across the countries. You can calculate the net price of the individual using the net price calculator which provides you the financial cost estimation to attend the college based on the financial status of the students.  The annual cost of attendance varies for in-state and out-state students.

This section provides you with the average net price of the college is $7,943. Whereas the average annual tuition fees is $4,680 while the books and supplies cost comes around $1,500.

Other academic related fees and the other expenses budget expenses are $881 and $4,044 respectively. Whereas the living cost including the food for the student comes around $10,198. So the average one year cost of the student at TCC is $21,303.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Associate degree

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Social Sciences, General

777 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

409 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

390 Graduates

Biological and Physical Sciences

323 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering Related Tech...

270 Graduates

Ground Transportation

161 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

160 Graduates

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Tech...

155 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

134 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

105 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

104 Graduates

Engineering, General

96 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

88 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

86 Graduates

Business Operations Support and Ass...

78 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

73 Graduates

Allied Health and Medical Assisting...

68 Graduates

Mental and Social Health Services a...

64 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

52 Graduates

Electrical and Power Transmission I...

51 Graduates

Precision Metal Working

50 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

41 Graduates

Culinary Arts and Related Services

36 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, Other

32 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

29 Graduates

Legal Support Services

29 Graduates

Drafting/Design Engineering Technol...

27 Graduates

Teaching Assistants/Aides

25 Graduates

Electrical Engineering Technologies...

23 Graduates

Fire Protection

20 Graduates

Industrial Production Technologies/...

18 Graduates

Funeral Service and Mortuary Scienc...

17 Graduates

Ventilation and Refrigeration Maint...

15 Graduates

Electrical/Electronics Maintenance...

14 Graduates

Civil Engineering Technologies/Tech...

12 Graduates

Applied Horticulture and Horticultu...

10 Graduates

Surveying Engineering

10 Graduates

American Sign Language

9 Graduates

Mechanics and Repairers, General

9 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facil...

8 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, General

7 Graduates

Computer Software and Media Applica...

5 Graduates

Construction Trades, General

2 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




48% White

1% Unknown

30% Black

9% Hispanic

6% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

4% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

1% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

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Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$58,074 per year

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The institution does not provide on-campus housing facilities for students.

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24-Hour Security Patrol


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The college believes in offering quality training to all the students and doesn't appreciate instructive disparities. Students originating from various ethnic foundations like Latin, Caucasian, Black, American Indian, and a lot more are invited to the school. To ensure the safety and security of students, the college has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol. There are around 41% male and 59% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

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Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$42 - 269

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

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and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

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< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


Besides college providing education at a very affordable price but still Financial assistance is offered for students globally to reduce their burden of tuition, fee and many more, For that college alongside with the government doing their best to ease the burden for students in form of providing scholarship, grants, loans, work-study and military assistance for capable students.

The students who are looking for financial aid need to fill out a Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) and use the College FAFSA code which is 003712.

Some of the Aids given for College are mentioned below

  • Federal aid comprises Pell grant, Direct Loans, and Federal Work-study.
  • Institutional Aid includes Academic Scholarships and Institutional Grants on a merit basis.
  • Military Aid is given for eligible members in the form of tuition policies for veterans and the military.

The average financial aid received by the student is $4,968.

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