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Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, Tidewater Community College (TCC) serves South Hampton Roads with 4 campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach and 7 regional centers:

The college also boasts 2 important cultural institutions. In addition to the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the college also operates the Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the heart of downtown Norfolk.

TCC is the largest provider of higher education and workforce services in Hampton Roads, enrolling more than 34,000 students in 2016-17. Among publicly funded colleges, we have the second largest undergraduate student body in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

It is the 14th largest public 2-year community college in the entire nation.

During the 2016-17 academic year, 38 percent of South Hampton Roads residents who enrolled in higher education did so at TCC. Ninety-eight percent of graduates would recommend TCC to those continuing their education.

TCC has 12 nationally accredited programs.

Among two-year institutions in the U.S., it is the 30th largest associate degree producer.

Nearly half of TCC graduates receive associate degrees allowing them to transfer to 4-year institutions; of those, two-thirds continue their education at four-year schools. In the workplace, employers consistently express high levels of satisfaction with employees who are TCC graduates.

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  • Undergraduate Degrees:Associate's
  • Undergraduate Enrollment:27646
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  • Student to Faculty Ratio:Unknown
  • Student Diversity – % Asian/Pacific Islander:Unknown
  • Student Diversity -% Hispanic or Latino:Unknown
  • Student Diversity – % Black or African-American:Unknown
  • Student Diversity – % American Indian/Alaskan Native:Unknown
  • Year Established:1968
  • Accreditation:The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • Price Range per credit hour: $136 in-state, $312.60 out-of-state
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