Thomas Nelson Community College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 9407
Hampton, VA 23670-0407
Tel: (757)825-2700; Admissions: (757)825-2800; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Virginia Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 85-acre suburban campus with easy access to Virginia Beach. Total enrollment: 7,889. Full-time: 2,856 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 5,033 students, 62% women, 38% men. 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 38% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Hampton University, Old Dominion University, Christopher Newport University.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $59.60 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $1788 full-time, $59.60 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6212 full-time, $207.05 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $116 full-time, $3.15 per credit hour part-time, $10.50 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 19 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Future Nurses Association, Human Services Education Club, Student Government Association, Health Care Advocates. Major annual events: Fall Festival, Spring Fest, Literature Circles. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 66,281 books and 467 serials. 80 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See Hampton University.

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