TCC Description

For a two-year education geared towards science and technology at one of the largest and most technologically advanced community colleges in the nation, there’s the Tidewater Community College in Norfolk, Virginia.

At Tidewater, your development is the top priority. Even when you’re not in class, many campus events and activities are provided for your personal and academic enrichment. These include free movie screenings and film festivals, leadership seminars and various community outreach services like the Bridges Learning System, Disability Services and more.

For easy access into a four-year program, Tidewater maintains transfer agreements with the College of William and Mary, University of Virginia, Norfolk State University and James Madison University.

Admissions are open, allowing any student with a high school diploma or GED to apply, as long as applicants take the assessment tests and attend a Freshman Orientation Centered Upon Success (FOCUS) session.

Academics at the school include associate’s degrees in fields like engineering, industrial technologies, social sciences, health professions and information technology. Certificate programs in Business Technology, Public Service Technology and independent certificate options are also offered.

Students who complete a FAFSA by April 1 prior to the award year may be eligible to receive merit-based scholarships provided by Tidewater, favoring students who demonstrate financial need with GPAs over 2.5. Other financial aid options include federal and state grants like Pell grants, the Commonwealth Award, the College Scholarship Assistance Program and more.

Quick Facts about Tidewater Community College, Norfolk

Region

Mid-Atlantic

Setting

Mid-size City Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Website

www.tcc.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

No

Parking Permit Required

Yes

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$ 3,644

Out-of-State Tuition

$ 6,696

Retention Rate

52%

Enrollment

26,898

Year Established

1968

TCC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4

5 star
  2 reviews
4 star
  3 reviews
3 star
  2 reviews
2 star
 
1 star
 

43% of students gave Tidewater Community College, Norfolk 4 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

The Tidewater Community College campus in Virginia Beach is outstanding. The counselors help you to the best of their ability. They have many opportunities to advance in your studies. The facility is well equipped with a library and many study areas around campus for students between and after classes to study. The campus is patrolled heavily with security to ensure students well being.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2017

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

I've been at the school for a while, unsure how long. I've had a good time at this college though, I don't know if it is just this college as I've never been to any others. The college has a wide diversity of people from many backgrounds, all of which are helpful. It's a big ideal community.

Read All TCC Reviews

TCC Students

Total Students
26,898

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
46%
Part-Time
54%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
4%
African American
32%
Caucasian
52%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
5%
Unknown and Other
6%

International Students

International
1%
Domestic
99%

This web site and associated pages are not associated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by Tidewater Community College, Norfolk (TCC). CampusExplorer.com has no official or unofficial affiliation with Tidewater Community College, Norfolk (TCC).

Compare to Similar Colleges