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Tidewater Community College is a public college located in Norfolk, Virginia. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,667 undergraduate students. The Tidewater Community College acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Social Sciences, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Business Administration and Management. Graduating 22% of students, Tidewater Community College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,100.
About Tidewater Community College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Address
121 College Place
Norfolk, VA 23510
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Cost

Net Price
$7,806/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,027/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,281/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,375/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,919/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,200/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
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Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.153 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.141 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.140 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,667Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
34%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
0%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
22%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%

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Tidewater Community College Reviews

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Tidewater Community College is an amazing higher education facility. I began studying here straight out of high school because I was not ready to commit to a 4 year university at that time. The college offers four convenient locations across Hampton Roads. I majored in Social Sciences and received my Associate's of Science in May 2017. The professors at this institution were absolutely amazing. It was apparent that they truly loved teaching. They were among the most helpful and informational professors that I had ever met. The professors at TCC were always very understanding and flexible about their students personal lives, considering the amount of non-traditional students there. The scheduling process was always extremely easy and made the whole process a breeze. Not only is tuition financially affordable, they also offer a variety of free resources to assist you in your studies. I truly loved attending TCC and even though I am now at a university, I miss it everyday!
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I truly enjoyed my time at TCC! It wasn’t my first choice but I definitely saved a lot more money while getting my associates then if I jumped in to a university out of high school. I loved the small classroom sizes and it was such an easy campus to navigate. One thing I think could really be improved isthe communication between advisors and students. It always felt like curriculums were changing and classes needed for my degree all of a sudden weren’t needed. So communication between the school advisory team and students would really make TCC so much more worth it.
Overall TCC is a wonderful place to attend, the staff and administrators are always kind and helpful. The tuition is low, they offer many majors, certifications and transfer & degree programs. The professors are informant helpful and care about your education. They offer many on campus resources, like counseling, tutors, study areas, and more. The campus is small and close knit. It's a great school to start off at, from TCC you can really go anywhere!