Thomas Nelson Community College, located in Hampton, Virginia, with a second campus located near Williamsburg within James City County. The school is one of 21 that comprise the Virginia Community College System, serving residents of the peninsula and and other parts nearby areas of southeast Virginia. The school is name for Thomas Nelson Jr., a member of the Continental Congress, a former governor of Virginia, and considered one of the founding fathers of the United States.
TNCC is a publicly funded two year post secondary educational institution dedicated to providing the best education possible to it service area, continually upgrading programs and facilities to meets the needs of the community and remain current in regards to information and technology.
Thomas Nelson Community College offers a number of programs that provide comprehensive academic transfer or career training opportunities. Most programs take between one and two years to complete and result in an associate degree or career training certificate.
Academic transfer programs fulfill the first two years of a four year education at low cost, followed by the application for transfer to a four year institution to pursue the completion of a bachelor's degree. Public schools within Virginia will have agreements in place with the Virginia Community College System facilitating transfer, though students may choose to apply to private or out of state schools.
Career training programs provide an in depth education for a particular field, providing the skills and abilities necessary to perform duties as a professional within that field. Students will participate in practical courses as well as more traditional classroom educations, the mixture of which is dependent upon the student's chosen field.
Upon completion the student's degree or certificate will demonstrate occupational competence and allow for the immediate pursuit of employment. Most programs offered reflect community needs, resulting in more job availability.
Programs offered at TNCC include:
As an open enrollment institution, any student who meets the minimum standards for admission will be able to enroll at Thomas Nelson Community College after submitting a completed application for admission. Students will be asked to provide transcripts from previous schools, standardized test scores if available, and may be required to take a placement exam for general education courses.
New and transfer students are encouraged to participate in orientation and meet with a counselor prior to registration. Course registration takes place before the start of each semester with tuition due shortly thereafter.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans and grants. Students in need of financial assistance must obtain a federal PIN and submit a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the resulting student aid report (SAR) from which will be used to determine financial needs, aid program eligibility and monetary awards.
Students must reapply for financial aid prior to the start of each academic year. Additionally, students may be asked to provide additional financial documentation to ensure the SAR's accuracy prior to the disbursement of funds. Students may also apply for external scholarships. Such scholarships are managed by various bodies and awarded for a variety of reasons, such as academic merit, cultural ties, financial need and more.
Clubs and Organizations
Thomas Nelson Community College is home to a large number of clubs and organizations, and encourages to founding of new clubs if the current club listings do not meet specified goals or interests. Clubs may cover topics from education, to social and cultural issues, to extracurricular interests and activities.
To be officially recognized a club must have a charter and a minimum of ten members. Students may participate in one or more clubs, allowing for the intermingling of interests and the development of social bonds outside of a classroom atmosphere. Students may visit the Office of Student Activities to find or found a club.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,300. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $4,100-$4,900
- Out-of-State: $9,400-$11,250
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $140-$160 per unit
- Out-of-State: $310-$380 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||67%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||56%||$4,768|
|Receiving Student Loans||24%||$4,821|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Thomas Nelson Community College may provide student services like those listed below:
- Online course work available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for TNCC, versus those community colleges in Virginia, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1993)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Virginia
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Thomas Nelson Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Thomas Nelson Community College.
- Tidewater Community College in Norfolk, VA (16 miles away)
- Rappahannock Community College in Glenns, VA (37 miles away)
- Paul D Camp Community College in Franklin, VA (39 miles away)
- Eastern Shore Community College in Melfa, VA (54 miles away)
- Richard Bland College of the College of William and Mary in Petersburg, VA (55 miles away)