Tidewater Community College: Narrative Description

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121 College Place
Norfolk, VA 23510
Tel: (757)822-1122
Admissions: (757)822-1068
Fax: (757)822-1060
Web Site: http://www.tcc.edu/


State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Virginia Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 520-acre suburban campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $3674 per student. Total enrollment: 23,029. Students come from 53 states and territories, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 30% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 53% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Continuing Higher Education.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Placement: ACT COMPASS recommended; ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1528 full-time, $63.70 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5032 full-time, $209.95 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $204 full-time, $8.50 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: local fraternities. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. 147,126 books and 913 serials. Operations spending 2003-04: $535,000.

Community Environment:

A metropolitan area, Tidewater is located on the Chesapeake Bay, and has been a strategic military location in this country's conflicts because of its shipbuilding and ship repair. All forms of commercial transportation are available. Recreational activities are numerous, all water sports are enjoyed on nearby beaches. There is excellent hunting and fishing in the area also. Part-time employment opportunities are limited.

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