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Tidewater Community College

Tidewater Community College
121 College Place
Norfolk, VA 23510
Gen. Phone:  (757) 822-1122    Fax: 

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Program Inventory


SAT is an imperfect predictor of college readiness and success and it is only one of many factors in admissions.
This report does not assume any paritcular merit or value in the SAT, it merely highlights institutional differences in distributions and mean averages.


Fall Headcount Enrollment
Fall TermAssociates Degree (Bachelor's Credit)Associate's Degree (Occ/Tech Credit)CertificatesTotal

See the report E22: Fall Headcount: Trends in Race Ethnicity for definitions and additiional student levels.

Annualized Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Enrollment
YearUndergraduateGraduateFirst ProfessionalTotal
Total Undergraduate Enrollment by Locality, 2018
# of Students By Origin
0 Students
0 Students1 to 1011 to 4950 to 99100 to 249250 to 499500 to 9991,000 to 2,4992,500 to 4,9995,000 and above

Degrees Awarded

STEMH - Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Health Professions
Retention and Graduation

34% of all students entering in 2011-12 either graduated within an Extended Time-to-Completion or were continuing their enrollment in the final year of observation. These Student Success Index results are based on students completing at any Virginia institution.

Graduation Rates within Three Years
Students Entering Institution in Fall and Spring of 2012-13 completing at any Virginia institution.
Gender: All, Race/Ethnicity Status: All

Three-year institutional graduation rates compared to sector rates and the minimum and maximum values of the rates for Virginia institutions.
FTIC = First-Time in College.
Comparisons are to instutions at the same degree-level.

All, FTIC and Transfer, Dev. Ed. Coursework w/in First Two Years Receiving PELL, Recent HS Grads
Overall Publics:  12%

FTIC (All)
Overall Publics:  17%

FTIC, In-State
Overall Publics:  17%

FTIC, In-State, Direct from High School
Overall Publics:  21%

FTIC with No Financial Aid
Overall Publics:  15%

FTIC with Pell
Overall Publics:  14%
FTIC, Family Income $0 - $49,999
Overall Publics:  13%

FTIC, Family Income $50,000 - $99,999
Overall Publics:  25%

FTIC, Family Income $100,000 - $149,999
Overall Publics:  26%

FTIC, Family Income $150,000 and Greater
Overall Publics:  21%

FTIC, Family Income Not Reported
Overall Publics:  18%

Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 are excluded from reporting.
Student Transfer

Students Transferring from Tidewater Community College
in Fall and Spring of the Designated Year to the institutions below.

*Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 will not display a graduation rate.
Transfer Enrollment
Average # New Transfers (2012-13 to 2015-16)Average # NewTransfers (2012-13 to 2015-16) Graduation RateAverage # New Transfers (2015-16 to 2018-19)
Public Institutions
Total Public Four-Year Institutions1,729 55%1,246
Christopher Newport University17 62%12
George Mason University39 65%31
James Madison University32 78%26
Longwood University15 71%9
Norfolk State University285 39%186
Old Dominion University1,074 55%794
Radford University28 66%20
University of Mary Washington4 4
University of Virginia33 76%23
University of Virginia's College at Wise1 0
Virginia Commonwealth University121 61%86
Virginia Military Institute3 1
Virginia State University15 43%12
Virginia Tech41 78%27
William & Mary19 88%13
Private Institutions
Total Private, Nonprofit, Four-Year Institutions338 47%267
Averett University Non-Traditional2 3
Averett University2 1
Bluefield College4 2
Bridgewater College1 0
Eastern Mennonite University0 0
Emory and Henry College1 0
Ferrum College1 1
Hampden-Sydney College0 0
Hampton University22 53%10
Hollins University1 1
Jefferson College of Health Sciences1 2
Liberty University103 36%70
Mary Baldwin University1 1
Marymount University2 1
Randolph College0 0
Randolph-Macon College0 0
Regent University143 48%132
Roanoke College1 0
Shenandoah University2 1
Southern Virginia University0 0
Sweet Briar College1 0
University of Lynchburg2 1
University of Richmond1 0
Virginia Union University2 2
Virginia Wesleyan University41 67%35
George Washington University1 0

*Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 will not display a graduation rate.
Student Debt

Debt of 2017-18 Graduates, Total Loans
Total GraduatesTotal BorrowersTotal Borrowing
Degree Level#% of All Graduates#% of All BorrowersAmount% of Total
Associates - Bachelor Credit1,73125%80225%$12,911,26824%
Associates - Occupational/Technical95614%45614%$8,958,27416%

  • Associates: Includes graduates who received Bachelor's Credit and Occupational/Techincal Credit Associate degrees.
  • Bachelors: Includes graduates who received Four- and Five-Year Bachelor's degrees.
  • Graduate: Includes graduates who received Graduate Master's and Doctorate degrees.

Associate's Degree (Occupational/Technical Credit)
Debt of Recent Graduates, Recent Trend
YearBorrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2013-1456146%$ 6,250$ 12,412$ 15,692$ 22,298
2014-1557149%$ 6,484$ 15,000$ 17,246$ 24,497
2015-1657948%$ 6,932$ 15,194$ 18,188$ 27,248
2016-1754551%$ 6,434$ 13,793$ 17,823$ 26,500
2017-1845447%$ 7,000$ 15,279$ 18,711$ 28,082

Associate's Degree (Bachelor's Credit)
Debt of Recent Graduates
YearBorrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2013-1484949%$ 6,432$ 11,916$ 14,654$ 20,582
2014-1583949%$ 5,690$ 11,382$ 14,210$ 19,532
2015-1681345%$ 5,474$ 11,054$ 13,467$ 18,367
2016-1784448%$ 6,500$ 12,153$ 14,651$ 19,874
2017-1880146%$ 6,129$ 12,500$ 15,342$ 20,929
Student borrowing at graduation, excludes PLUS loans, in five-year rollups. Includes all known institutionally-processed
borrowing occuring at all public and nonprofit institutions in Virginia. Debt accrued outside Virginia in prior postsecondary activity
is not available.

Post-Completion Wages of Graduates

Graduates' Wages in 2016, 18 Months after Graduation
DegreeGraduates (n)Grads. w/FT Wages (%)AverageMedian
Note: All wage and enrollment data are limited to those graduates working and attending school in Virginia.
Award of less than 1 academic year99048.8%$ 34,037$ 29,970
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 acad yrs23165.4%$ 26,207$ 19,362
Associate's Degree (Bachelor's Credit)1,77260.1%$ 23,570$ 18,466
Associate's Degree (Occ/Tech Credit)1,07967.5%$ 36,449$ 34,195

Graduates' Wages in 2016, Five Years after Graduation
DegreeGraduates (n)Grads. w/FT Wages (%)AverageMedian
Note: All wage and enrollment data are limited to those graduates working and attending school in Virginia.
Award of less than 1 academic year94246.9%$ 48,512$ 45,223
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 acad yrs34255.0%$ 36,888$ 32,954
Associate's Degree (Bachelor's Credit)1,92956.4%$ 38,886$ 35,966
Associate's Degree (Occ/Tech Credit)1,14255.9%$ 43,754$ 42,202
Total4,35554.1%$ 41,850$ 38,758

Tuition and Fees

Virgina Resident Tuition and Fees, General, 2018-19
Student LevelTuition & Mandatory E&G FeesMandatory Non-E&GAverage Room & Board (1)Total
General Undergraduate$4,606$14$$4,620

Non-Resident Tuition and Fees, General, 2018-19
Student LevelTuition & Mandatory E&G FeesMandatory Non-E&GAverage Room & Board (1)Total
General Undergraduate$10,609$14$$10,623

    These tabs represent a concise overview of the data available at this site.
    Additional detailed information may be found through the links below:

    Trends in First-year Retention
    Trends in Graduation Rates (Federal Equivalent)

    Graduation Rate Profile - Student Subcohorts

    Student Debt Profile

    Post-Completion Wages of Graduates


    Debt: All debt figures refer to education-related debt processed through institutions. i.e. student loans. Unless specified as PLUS loans for undergraduates, the student debt refers to loans taken out by the student, not by parents or relatives. Further, reported student debt calculations are based on graduates who borrowed only. This is why we report the percentage of students/graduates wth debt.


    Sample Budgets: These estimates are from the Living Wage project at MIT and are based on the estimated cost of a single adult living in Virginia. Tax and FICA withholding estimates based on a single, unmarried filer.

    Limits on the Display of Data

    The most important limit to understand is that these short-term measures of outcomes are not meaningful for evaluating the effectiveness of institutions or programs. These are not measures of employment rates, nor they comparable to the so-called Gainful Employment metrics produced by the US Department of Education. These measure are meant to inform readers of the outcomes of graduates in the near-term following degree completion and represent individual behavior and local economies more than any other factor.

    In order to protect confidentiality and to accommodate both the many small programs in the Commonwealth and the limits of the available data, these reports will display program-level data only under the following conditions:

    1. Single-year data will not be reported at the level of institution, degree, and program, only rolling five-year aggregates. For example, graduates of 2005-06 will be reported with those of 2004-05, 2003-04, 2002-03, and 2001-02.

    2. The number of wage-reported graduates must be equal to or greater than 15 with full-time wage equivalent (FTWE) reported wages.

    3. At least 30% of the cohort of graduates must have been matched and reported with full-time wage equivalent (FTWE) reported wages, or 20% with a minimum of 200 graduates.

    4. The current definition of FTWE is at least three quarters of wages must be reported for each year.

    5. Wages and earnings are not adjusted for inflation.

    The wage data included in these reports represent only the following individuals:
    1. Graduates successfully matched to the Unemployment Insurance Wage records collected by the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC).
    2. Graduates employed in Virginia by an entity that reports to the VEC. This excludes federal employees, including those within the Department of Defense.

    What employers are subject to the Unemployment Tax and must be registered and file with the Virginia Employment Commission? They must have met one of the following criteria:

    • One or more employees (ten employees if your operation is agricultural) for some portion of a day during any 20 different weeks in a calendar year
    • A $1,500 or more total gross quarterly payroll ($20,000 if your business is agricultural; $1,000 if domestic labor)
    • Acquired a business subject to this tax
    • Been subject to the Federal Unemployment Tax
    • A governmental operation or political subdivision
    • A nonprofit organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and had four or more employees for some portion of a day during any 20 different weeks in a calendar year

    These criteria mean that individuals working as consultants, independent contractors (including many psychologists, counselors, barbers, cosmetologists, IT workers, and P-14 wage employees of the Commonwealth) may be excluded, as are a list of others that may be found here.

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