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Thomas Nelson Community College Overview

Located in Hampton, Virginia, Thomas Nelson Community College is a public institution. The location of TNCC is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Thomas Nelson Community College Known For?

1,545 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at TNCC.
  • In 2017-2018, 25% of the faculty were full-time.

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Thomas Nelson Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

TNCC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#32 Most Popular Online Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#157 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#264 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#338 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at TNCC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#10 Most Popular Business Support & Assistant Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Most Popular Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Most Popular Mental & Social Health Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Most Popular Social Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Most Popular Legal Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Most Popular Engineering Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#109 Most Popular Business Administration & Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#132 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#160 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Thomas Nelson Community College?

Location of Thomas Nelson Community College

Contact details for TNCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, VA 23666
Phone: 757-825-2700
Website: https://tncc.edu

How Do I Get Into TNCC?

You can apply to TNCC online at: https://apply.vccs.edu/applications/vccs/apply.html?application_id=4096

As long as you submit the requested materials to Thomas Nelson Community College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Thomas Nelson Community College?

18% Take Out Loans
15.6% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At TNCC, approximately 18% of students took out student loans averaging $4,852 a year. That adds up to $19,408 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at TNCC is 15.6%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Thomas Nelson Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,184 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,314 undergraduate students at TNCC, with 2,184 being full-time and 5,130 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  TNCC

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,184 full-time undergraduates at TNCC, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  TNCC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Thomas Nelson Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of TNCC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 63
Black or African American 574
Hispanic or Latino 242
White 1,083
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 217

Online Learning at Thomas Nelson Community College

1,168 Took All Classes Online
3,144 Took At Least One Class Online
-1.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,144 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at TNCC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 11th most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of TNCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Thomas Nelson Community College was -1.6%. This is the #2,311 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at TNCC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of TNCC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer Information Systems 3%
Electronics Engineering Technology 42%
Engineering Technologies 22%
General Social Sciences 13%
Health Professions 1%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 33%
Social Sciences 13%
Surveying Engineering 50%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at TNCC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at TNCC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology #14
Electronics Engineering Technology #27
General Social Sciences #47
Fire Protection #53
Mental & Social Health Services #67
Computer Software & Applications #78
Business Support & Assistant Services #153
Engineering Technologies #177
Computer Information Systems #199
Social Sciences #205
Health & Medical Administrative Services #359
Computer & Information Sciences #437
Nursing #478
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #481

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Thomas Nelson Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 31 295 326
General Social Sciences 0 277 0 277
Business Administration & Management 26 141 14 181
Nursing 56 69 0 125
Biological & Physical Science 0 92 0 92
Mental & Social Health Services 35 34 0 69
Human Development & Family Studies 19 12 9 40
Computer Information Systems 0 38 0 38
Electronics Engineering Technology 36 0 0 36
Industrial Production Technology 15 20 0 35
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 34 0 34
Health & Medical Administrative Services 33 0 0 33
Legal Support Services 0 16 17 33
General Engineering 0 27 0 27
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 9 7 8 24
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 24 0 24
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 14 0 10 24
Accounting 13 6 0 19
Allied Health Professions 4 12 0 16
Dental Support Services 9 7 0 16
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 13 0 13
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 12 0 12
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 5 6 11
Design & Applied Arts 0 10 0 10
Other Visual Art 0 9 0 9
Audiovisual Communications 7 0 0 7
Fire Protection 2 3 0 5
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 3 0 3
Computer Software & Applications 2 0 0 2
Surveying Engineering 2 0 0 2
Air Transportation 1 0 0 1
Fine & Studio Arts 0 1 0 1
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0
Recreation Administration 0 0 0 0
Precision Metal Working 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 283 903 359 1,545

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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