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Tidewater Community College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Tidewater Community College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Tidewater Community College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Tidewater Community College was awarded 34 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Tidewater Community College was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Tidewater Community College?

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into Tidewater Community College, don't be. The school has a liberal open admissions policy, which means you only need to meet basic requirements in order to be admitted. Still, be sure to submit a complete application and provide any other requested materials.

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Tidewater Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Tidewater Community College, the student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Tidewater Community College is 28%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  28 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Tidewater Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Tidewater Community College this rate is 61%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  61 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Tidewater Community College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 19,064 undergraduates at Tidewater Community College with 6,693 being full-time and 12,371 being part-time.

Tidewater Community College Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Tidewater Community College is 82.66 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  82.66 out of 100
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How Much Does Tidewater Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of Tidewater Community College is $8,105. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Tidewater Community College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,487 $7,174 $9,452 $11,990 $12,462

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Tidewater Community College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Tidewater Community College, approximately 27% of students took out student loans averaging $4,399 a year. That adds up to $17,596 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Tidewater Community College is 16.2%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Tidewater Community College Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Tidewater Community College make around $30,900 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 22% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


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Location of Tidewater Community College

Tidewater Community College is a public institution situated in Norfolk, Virginia. The city atmosphere of Norfolk makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for Tidewater Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 121 College Place, Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 757-822-1122

Tidewater Community College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Tidewater Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Tidewater Community College

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 9,191 students took at least one online class at Tidewater Community College. This is a decrease from the 9,193 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 9,191 3,733
2016-2017 9,193 3,698
2015-2016 9,573 3,615
2014-2015 9,989 3,730
2013-2014 10,241 3,800

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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