Tunxis Community College, located in Farmington, Connecticut, was founded in 1969 and is one of the 12 community college located throughout the state as part of the Connecticut Community Colleges System. The school is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The school is named after the Tunxis Native American Tribe that once occupied areas along the Farmington River and the word Tunxis means “The point where the river bends.”
Tunxis Community College offers a variety of programs that allow students to choose which path is right for them. Individuals pursuing academic transfer will complete a curriculum that mirrors the first two years of a four year program, and then apply for transfer to a four year institution and complete the final two years to complete their bachelor's degree. Career training programs offer a hands on education in a high demand field or industry and upon completion allows the student to enter the workforce as qualified professional. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a degree or certificate.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Tunxis Community College is an open enrollment institution that allows any individual who is eighteen years of age or has earned a high school diploma to enroll by submitting an application and paying fees. Providing previous transcripts and test scores is also recommended, as is participating in new student enrollment and meeting with a counselor prior to registration. Students may also be required to take a placement exam prior to their first semester. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and are awarded based on need as determined by the information provided by the student in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,600. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $20 application fee for students applying to the school. 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 range:
- State Residents: $3,400-$4,100
- Out-of-State: $10,000-$12,360
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $140-$170 per unit
- Out-of-State: $430-$510 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||68%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||65%||$4,800|
|Receiving Student Loans||7%||$3,510|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Tunxis Community College may provide services like those listed below:
- Online course work available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Child care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how this school compares against other community colleges in Hartford County and the community colleges in Connecticut as a whole.
|Tunxis Community College||Hartford County||Connecticut|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1978)
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1976)
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 Tunxis 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
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
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 Tunxis Community College.
- Capital Community College in Hartford, CT (8 miles away)
- Manchester Community College - NH in Manchester, CT (14 miles away)
- Northwestern Connecticut Community College in Winsted, CT (17 miles away)
- Middlesex Community College in Middletown, CT (18 miles away)
- Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury, CT (18 miles away)