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  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    A-
  6. Location
    A+
Tidewater Community College is a public college located in Norfolk, Virginia. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,375 undergraduate students. The Tidewater Community College acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Social Science Research Methods, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Business. Graduating 26% of students, Tidewater Community College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,500.
121 College Place
Norfolk, VA 23510
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Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference

Tidewater Community College Rankings

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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$7,618/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,968/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
74%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.153 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.150 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.149 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
8
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
8
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    26%
  • On Campus
    56%
  • Online
    18%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,375Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
13,566
Undergrads Over 25
31%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
0%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
26%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%

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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.
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This college is a great start to your educational goals. As an older student, a lot has changed since I last attended college, so I am grateful to the academic advisors, fellow students, and other department staff for being incredibly helpful in helping me achieve my goals. I would update how paperwork is processed for enrollment. A few of the guidelines when submitting all the necessary paperwork doesn't really make sense. For example, your transcript evaluation is done after classes have started, I feel that transcripts should be evaluated before so that you know exactly what classes you need.
It is not easy for anyone to face such a big change like moving online. But I think something that makes it unique is that we are all experiencing the struggles together. All of my classes my freshman year of college have been online, and my success and enjoyment is truly due to the teachers. Required zooms courses have ensured attendance but something unique about the online platform is it's breakout rooms. When my teachers have utilized this, it has been a positive experience in collaboration with classmates as I can't really see them all in person. Another thing I enjoy about some of my online classes is the use of the recording for quizzes and tests. This may seem odd, but it gives me comfort in knowing I am getting the same advantages as my classmates and equals the grading. A system that is able to record and be reviewed later not only eliminates cheating online, but it is even more effective than in person because typically one professor can't view all the test takers at once.