Tidewater Community College: Review & Facts

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Tidewater Community College is a very large two-year, public school with 30,135 students enrolled. This college was originated in 1968 and is one of the 11 schools located in Norfolk, Virginia.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
56
Several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, and associate's degree are available at Tidewater Community College.

Tidewater Community College follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 56 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Social Work, Management, Business, and Medical Assistant. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a positive sign. However, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
52%
The rate of student retention at Tidewater Community College is low at 52% (way below Virginia average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Tidewater Community College is very low: 19%. Approximately 9% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Tidewater Community College is reasonable -- 24:1. Find out more regarding instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$8,400
Average tuition costs are low - $7,100 a year. The additional fees at Tidewater Community College beyond tuition are nearly $1,300; this comes to $8,400 per year.

Read the details about Tidewater Community College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
Tidewater Community College will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) earned prior to admission.

To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information about enrolling to Tidewater Community College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (757) 822-1122 or check Tidewater Community College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
A
Tidewater Community College offers a distance education program and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Tidewater Community College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
Presently there is no on-campus housing at Tidewater Community College.

Army and Navy ROTC programs are available at Tidewater Community College. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Tidewater Community College seems to be a safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Tidewater Community College Location and Maps



Post Address: Tidewater Community College, 121 College Place, Norfolk, Virginia 23510, USA
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