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Tidewater Tech-Trades Overview

Tidewater Tech-Trades is a private for-profit institution situated in Norfolk, Virginia. The city atmosphere of Norfolk makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Tidewater Tech-Trades Known For?

405 Undergraduate Awards
  • The undergraduate certificate is the highest award offered at Tidewater Tech-Trades.

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Tidewater Tech-Trades 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.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Tidewater Tech-Trades.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#16 Most Popular Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#61 Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Tidewater Tech-Trades?

Location of Tidewater Tech-Trades

Contact details for Tidewater Tech-Trades are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5301 E Princess Anne Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: 757-858-8324

How Do I Get Into Tidewater Tech-Trades?

You can apply to Tidewater Tech-Trades online at:

Since Tidewater Tech-Trades 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 Tech-Trades?

70% Take Out Loans
24.2% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Tidewater Tech-Trades, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $9,810 a year. That adds up to $39,240 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Tidewater Tech-Trades is 24.2%. 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 Tech-Trades Undergraduate Student Diversity

307 Full-Time Undergraduates
11% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 420 undergraduate students at Tidewater Tech-Trades, with 307 being full-time and 113 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Tidewater Tech-Trades

Gender Diversity

Of the 307 full-time undergraduates at Tidewater Tech-Trades, 89% are male and 11% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Tidewater Tech-Trades

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Tidewater Tech-Trades students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Tidewater Tech-Trades Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 178
Hispanic or Latino 20
White 81
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 24

Tidewater Tech-Trades Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Precision Metal Working 161 0 161
Building Management & Inspection 101 0 101
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 93 93
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 50 50
TOTAL 262 143 405


*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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