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Tidewater Community College Overview

Located in Norfolk, Virginia, Tidewater Community College is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Tidewater Community College Known For?

4,370 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Tidewater Community College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 28% of the faculty were full-time.

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Tidewater Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Tidewater Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#42 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#61 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 Tidewater Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Other Visual Art Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Other Visual Art Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular General Engineering Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Engineering Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Business Support & Assistant Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Social Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Legal Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#80 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#94 Most Popular Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Tidewater Community College?

Location of Tidewater Community College

Contact details for Tidewater Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 121 College Place, Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 757-822-1122
Website: www.tcc.edu

How Do I Get Into Tidewater Community College?

You can apply to Tidewater Community College online at: www.tcc.edu/admission

Since Tidewater Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Tidewater Community College?

27% Take Out Loans
16.2% 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 Tidewater Community College, approximately 27% of students took out student loans averaging $4,399 a year. That adds up to $17,596 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Tidewater Community College is 16.2%. 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.

Tidewater Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,693 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 19,064 undergraduate students at Tidewater Community College, with 6,693 being full-time and 12,371 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Tidewater Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,693 full-time undergraduates at Tidewater Community College, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Tidewater Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Tidewater Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 319
Black or African American 1,829
Hispanic or Latino 706
White 3,132
International Students 88
Other Races/Ethnicities 619

Over 39 countries are represented at Tidewater Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, China, and India.

Online Learning at Tidewater Community College

3,733 Took All Classes Online
9,191 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 9,191 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 8th 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 Tidewater Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Tidewater Community College was -0.4%. This is the #2,231 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Tidewater Community College regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 40%
Business Administration & Management 19%
Business, Management & Marketing 16%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 37%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 12%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 32%
Human Development & Family Studies 12%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 2%
Liberal Arts General Studies 2%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Tidewater Community College 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 Tidewater Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Social Sciences #43
Human Development & Family Studies #140
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #167
Social Sciences #194
Accounting #285
Criminal Justice & Corrections #400
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #453

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%.

Tidewater 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 0 511 57 568
General Social Sciences 0 476 0 476
Business Administration & Management 80 331 0 411
Human Development & Family Studies 224 44 9 277
Biological & Physical Science 0 255 0 255
Mechanical Engineering Technology 240 9 0 249
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 205 42 0 247
Allied Health Professions 107 103 0 210
Criminal Justice & Corrections 109 78 0 187
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 113 30 4 147
Computer Information Systems 14 82 3 99
Accounting 54 35 9 98
General Engineering 0 95 0 95
Design & Applied Arts 32 53 0 85
Nursing 0 84 0 84
Health & Medical Administrative Services 56 19 0 75
Legal Support Services 37 31 7 75
Culinary Arts 51 18 0 69
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 11 55 0 66
Business Support & Assistant Services 23 38 0 61
Hospitality Management 41 10 0 51
Industrial Production Technology 30 16 0 46
Mental & Social Health Services 0 43 0 43
Electronics Engineering Technology 40 0 2 42
Precision Metal Working 22 0 12 34
Ground Transportation 33 0 0 33
Horticulture 18 14 0 32
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 22 10 0 32
Teaching Assistants 26 0 0 26
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 22 2 24
Other Visual Art 1 23 0 24
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 18 5 23
Fire Protection 12 9 0 21
Computer Software & Applications 14 0 0 14
Civil Engineering Technology 1 13 0 14
Recreation Administration 14 0 0 14
General Visual & Performing Arts 13 0 0 13
American Sign Language 6 5 0 11
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 2 8 0 10
Funeral & Mortuary Science 0 10 0 10
Construction 7 0 0 7
Surveying Engineering 3 0 0 3
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 3 0 0 3
Mechanics & Repairers 0 3 0 3
Music 0 3 0 3
Computer Science 0 0 0 0
General Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,664 2,596 110 4,370

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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