Tunxis Community College

Tunxis Community College

Tunxis Community College, also known as TCC, was established in 1969. It is a two-year, public, community college, situated in Farmington, Connecticut. It was named in the honor of the Tunxis Indian Tribe, and is one of the colleges of the Connecticut Community Colleges system. The college records an enrollment of over 7,000 credit and non-credit students per term and offers various degrees and certificate programs in diverse areas of study with an additional distance learning opportunitites through online courses.

TCC has an active student administration working for the overall development of the students. The college offers various career counseling, financial aid, and placement opportunities for its students as well.

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Tunxis Community College
Rts 6 and 177
Farmington , CT 06032-3187
General Phone: (860) 255-3500

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Tunxis Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management98accounting technology, banking, MIS, marketing, merchandising and sales, business and related services
Liberal Arts77liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Medical Support and Technology56dental assistant, dental hygienist, mental health services tech
Office and Administration40administrative assistant
Security and Law Enforcement28criminal justice and police
Family and Social Work26child care management
Photography and Commercial Art15commercial art
Drama and Performing Arts10various performing arts
Therapy and Counseling3physical therapist assistant, substance abuse counseling
Engineering Technician3engineering technology
Media2communication studies
Engineering1engineering science
Computer Science and Engineering0computer and info science courses
Education and Teaching0education

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year10113
Associate's degree25518
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years31

Tunxis Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Tunxis Community College had a total enrollment of 3,836 students (2,271 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 6%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 24%
20-21 20%
22-24 15%
25-29 14%
30-34 6%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 3%
65+ 1%

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


Tunxis Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 65 %
Part-Time 47 %

Tunxis Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,984
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,912
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Tunxis Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 976400)

Tunxis Community College Faculty

Tunxis Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year11$89,72114$86,935
Associate professoracademic year10$66,5839$65,629
Assistant professoracademic year4$58,6877$56,859
Instructoracademic year4$48,9924$49,374
Lectureracademic year2*1*
All faculty totalacademic year31$70,29535$69,988

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

Tunxis Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
General Merchandising/Sales/Related Marketing Operations, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, Other

Drama And Performing Arts
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Engineering Science

Engineering Technician
Engineering Technology, General

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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What Sets Tunxis Community College Apart:

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checked Open admission
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
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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