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Tidewater Community College is a public institution located in Norfolk, Virginia. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

5,806 Full-Time Undergraduates
$4,680 Avg In-State Tuition

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Tidewater Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Tidewater Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Civil Engineering Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
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#50 Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Tidewater Community College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Electronics Maintenance & Repair Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#2 Best Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies, Other Schools College Factual
#13 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#17 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#24 Best Personal & Culinary Services Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#91 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate Degree Schools College Factual

Where Is Tidewater Community College?


Contact details for Tidewater Community College are given below.

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

Can I Afford Tidewater Community College?

$4,680 In-State Tuition
23% Take Out Loans
17.9% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Tidewater Community College students paid $156 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $333 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $4,680 $9,978
Fees $881 $1,586
Books and Supplies $1,500 $1,500

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Tidewater Community College, approximately 23% of students took out student loans averaging $4,667 a year. That adds up to $18,668 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Tidewater Community College is 17.9%. 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.

Tidewater Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,806 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 16,769 undergraduate students at Tidewater Community College, with 5,806 being full-time and 10,963 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 5,806 full-time undergraduates at Tidewater Community College, 41% are male and 59% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Tidewater Community College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 315
Black or African American 1,550
Hispanic or Latino 540
White 2,738
International Students 74
Other Races/Ethnicities 589

Over 39 countries are represented at Tidewater Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, China, and India.

Online Learning at Tidewater Community College

14,188 Took All Classes Online
16,067 Took At Least One Class Online
75.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 16,067 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Tidewater Community College has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Tidewater Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Tidewater Community College was 75.2%. This is the #415 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Tidewater Community College regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Tidewater Community College ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Tidewater Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Industrial Technology #1
Industrial Production Technology #9
Engineering Technologies #40

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Tidewater Community College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies, Other 163 11 0 174
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 135 21 0 156
Electrician 70 28 2 100
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 36 20 0 56
Other Ground Transportation 42 0 0 42
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 34 0 2 36
General Cooking & Related Culinary Arts 22 14 0 36
Welding Technology/Welder 20 0 14 34
Other Health & Medical Administrative Services 33 0 0 33
Other Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 0 29 0 29
Laboratory Technician 15 13 0 28
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 13 12 0 25
Radiologic Technology 1 24 0 25
Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 23 0 0 23
Other Industrial Production Technologies 17 4 0 21
CAD/CADD Drafting &/or Design Technology 0 14 4 18
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0 16 0 16
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician 2 14 0 16
Respiratory Care Therapy 0 14 0 14
General Funeral Service & Mortuary Science 0 14 0 14
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 0 13 0 13
Civil Engineering Technology 3 9 0 12
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 5 7 12
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 10 0 0 10
General Construction Trades 9 0 0 9
General Mechanics & Repairers 0 7 0 7
Occupational Therapist Assistant 0 4 0 4
Industrial Technology 0 2 0 2
Other Precision Metal Working 2 0 0 2
Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 0 0 0
Physical Therapy Assistant 0 0 0 0
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 650 288 29 967


*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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