Thomas Nelson Community College

Thomas Nelson Community College

Thomas Nelson Community College, or TNCC, is a two-year college located in southeastern Virginia. It was founded in 1968. The college has two campuses, one located in Hampton and the other in Williamsburg. TNCC is one of the colleges that fall under the Virginia Community College System. It was named after Thomas Nelson, an American soldier, planter, politician, and signer of the Declaration of Independence.

TNCC mostly serves students from the Peninsula region of Hampton Roads as well as students from other parts of southeastern Virginia. It offers 50 associate degree programs and has more than 60 certificate programs in diverse areas of study.

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Thomas Nelson Community College
99 Thomas Nelson Drive
Hampton , VA 23666
General Phone: (757) 825-2700

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Thomas Nelson Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Therapy and Counseling361mental and social health services
Business and Management191business management, business administration, accounting and related services
Liberal Arts173general studies, humanities, social services
Medical Support and Technology112medical lab tech, opticianry
Nursing and Emergency Medicine68EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Science60biological and physical sciences
Engineering Technician58industrial tech, industrial production tech, mechanical engineering related tech, CAD and design
Family and Social Work36child care provider, public administration
Mechanics and Repair28industrial electronics tech, HVAC, automobile mechanics
Computer Science and Engineering24computer and info science
Design22design and visual communication
Security and Law Enforcement18criminal justice and administration, fire-fighting
Office and Administration14business support services
Law12legal assistant
Drama and Performing Arts10various performing arts
Photography and Commercial Art3photography

Number of programs and degrees for Thomas Nelson Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree73527
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1119
Award of less than 1 academic year3611

Thomas Nelson Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Thomas Nelson Community College had a total enrollment of 9,368 students (5,540 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 53%
Black 35%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 10%
18-19 20%
20-21 16%
22-24 14%
25-29 14%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown6%

Thomas Nelson Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 53 %
Part-Time 37 %

Thomas Nelson Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Hampton, 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.

Thomas Nelson Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,606
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,880
Books and supplies $ 926

Financial Aid:
Thomas Nelson Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 687100)

Thomas Nelson Community College Faculty

Thomas Nelson Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4263

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year1*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*2*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year8$70,9686$59,864
Associate professoracademic year10$57,94121$56,804
Assistant professoracademic year14$54,27221$53,316
Instructoracademic year9$44,02414$45,462
All faculty totalacademic year41$56,17562$53,357

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Thomas Nelson Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Design and Visual Communications, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Industrial Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Public Administration

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Social Sciences, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other

Photography And Commercial Art

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other

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What Sets Thomas Nelson Community College Apart:

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% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 12%Thomas Nelson Community College % of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 13%Thomas Nelson Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in business and management
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Top 17%Thomas Nelson Community College % of degrees in business and management
% of degrees in engineering technician
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Top 19%Thomas Nelson Community College % of degrees in engineering technician

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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