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Tidewater Community College

Tidewater Community College

Founded in 1968, Tidewater Community College, also known as TCC, is a two-year higher education institution. It is colloquially referred to as "Virginia Beach University'. It is the second largest community college in the entire Virginia Community College System and the 37th largest in the United States. TCC consists of multiple campuses in the cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach.

TCC offers a wide variety of vocational and transfer-oriented degrees and certificates for the prospective students. The college also offers a variety of classes through distance delivery including telecourses, teleconference classes, and web-based online classes'.

TCC's official mascot is the storm.

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Contacting Tidewater Community College

Tidewater Community College
121 College Place
Norfolk , VA 23510
General Phone: (757) 822-1122
http://www.tcc.edu

Tidewater Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts855sign language translation, general studies, humanities, liberal arts and humanities, social services
Business and Management462business, business management, business administration, accounting and related services
Therapy and Counseling204physical therapist assistant, mental and social health services
Science189biological and physical sciences
Engineering Technician121engineering technology, civil engineering tech, electronics tech, industrial tech, industrial production tech, CAD and design
Medical Support and Technology91medical assistant, respiratory care tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, radiographer, health diagnostic professions
Family and Social Work82child care provider
Nursing and Emergency Medicine70EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Computer Science and Engineering64computer and info science
Design59design and visual communication, interior design
Security and Law Enforcement56criminal justice and administration, fire-fighting
Engineering41engineering
Mechanics and Repair39industrial electronics tech, HVAC, automobile mechanics
Law34legal assistant
Office and Administration31business support services
Hospitality29hospitality management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy21occupational therapist assistant
Drama and Performing Arts21various performing arts
Medical Administration15medical records tech
Landscaping and Horticulture12applied horticulture
Construction Trades11electrician
Production Trades5welding, precision metal working
Art Studies4visual and performing arts
Funeral and Mortuary Science2funeral and mortuary
Transportation0ground transportation

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

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years8422
Associate's degree2,25037
Award of less than 1 academic year1841

Tidewater Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Tidewater Community College had a total enrollment of 25,857 students (17,190 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 55%
Black 31%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 5%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 19%
20-21 17%
22-24 15%
25-29 16%
30-34 9%
35-39 7%
40-49 10%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

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

ResidencePercent
Virginia91%
State unknown6%
North Carolina1%

Tidewater Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 62 %
Part-Time 41 %

Tidewater Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Norfolk, 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.

Tidewater Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,697
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,640
Books and supplies $ 1,250

Financial Aid:
Tidewater Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 371200)

Tidewater Community College Faculty

Tidewater Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Tenured11
Non-tenured and not on tenure track171152

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year5$74,1366$86,672
Associate professorcalendar year6$68,9287$63,129
Assistant professorcalendar year8$67,7428$59,880
Instructorcalendar year9$53,0941*
All faculty totalcalendar year28$64,43022$68,380

*: 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 year41$66,98521$63,815
Associate professoracademic year50$62,22731$58,822
Assistant professoracademic year33$53,42551$52,884
Instructoracademic year20$47,19228$44,576
All faculty totalacademic year144$59,476131$54,266

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

Tidewater Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

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

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Construction Trades
Electrician

Design
Design and Visual Communications, General
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Engineering
Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technology, General
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Industrial Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

Hospitality
Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Law
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Social Sciences, General

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

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other

Production Trades
Precision Metal Working, Other
Welding Technology/Welder

Science
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
Physical Therapist Assistant

Transportation
Ground Transportation, Other

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What Sets Tidewater Community College Apart:

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Notable:
checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
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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