Centura College Virginia Beach

Centura College Virginia Beach

The Virginia Beach campus of Centura College was formerly known as Tidewater Tech. Centura College has eight other campuses across Florida, South Carolina, and Virginia. The college offers a variety of degree programs in medical assistance, business, and law. The programs offered at Centura College Virginia Beach provide specialized education in these fields.

Students requiring financial assistance have many options to choose from at Centura College Virginia Beach. Flexible tuition fee payment plans, private loans, non-federal loans, veteran benefit programs, and scholarships are some of the means of financial aid that can be availed. Students are also provided with academic advice and support at Centura College Virginia Beach.

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Contacting Centura College

Centura College
2697 Dean Drive, Ste 100
Virginia Beach , VA 23452-7431
General Phone: (757) 340-2121

Centura College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medical Support and Technology84medical assistant
Security and Law Enforcement54criminal justice and safety
Business and Management51business management
Law30legal assistant
Therapy and Counseling22massage therapy
Computer Science and Engineering15computer networking, computer services management
Engineering Technician0computer hardware tech

Number of programs and degrees for Centura College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree2348
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years221

Centura College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Centura College had a total enrollment of 1,423 students (1,669 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 33%
Black 59%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 2%
20-21 5%
22-24 16%
25-29 30%
30-34 19%
35-39 13%
40-49 11%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Centura College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 70 %

Centura College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Virginia Beach, Virginia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Virginia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Centura College Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

Centura College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Centura College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2334400)

Centura College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other

Engineering Technician
Computer Hardware Technology/Technician

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

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Centura College Highlights

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What Sets Centura College Apart:

Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 6%Centura College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 7%Centura College Number of students
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 9%Centura College Female % of student body
% of degrees in law
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Centura College % of degrees in law
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Centura College % of degrees in computer science and engineering
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Centura College % of degrees in business and management

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