John Tyler Community College

Chester, VA 23831

Located in Chester, Virginia, John Tyler Community College is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 year to complete.

The institution is part of Virginia Community College System that operates 10 campuses in Weyers Cave, Lynchburg, Clifton Forge, Danville, Melfa, Locust Grove, Richmond, Chester, Middletown, Big Stone Gap.

John Tyler Community College has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

John Tyler Community College in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $4,148 and fees $325. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $9,446 and $925 respectively.


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio23:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate63%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. ADN

    The ADN program offers two tracks for enrollment. The Traditional Track is offered in regular daytime classroom sessions Monday through Friday and clinical practice offered at various times including weekends and/or evenings.

    The second track is the Hybrid Distance Education Track which offers theoretical instruction in a virtual format and clinical classes arranged during the day, on evenings and/or weekends.  

    Admission Requirements:

    • High school diploma or GED equivalency certificate
    • Transcripts for all college level coursework if applicable
    • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • College placement test scores
    • Nursing entrance test
    • Current CPR certification for Health Care Providers from the American Heart Association

    Students accepted into the program are required to submit proof of the following:

    • Criminal background check
    • Drug screening
    • Physical Examination including tuberculin test and evidence of hepatitis-B vaccination or to sign a waiver
    • Immunization series
    • Dental Examination


Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Certificate 126
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 0
Pre-Nursing Studies Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 77

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from John Tyler Community College

Centura College - Richmond Westend
19.11 miles away
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
20.42 miles away
Southside Virginia Community College
44.89 miles away
Rappahannock Community College
45.53 miles away
Paul D Camp Community College
53.14 miles away
Thomas Nelson Community College
57.8 miles away
Halifax Community College
64.47 miles away
Tidewater Community College
70.45 miles away
Roanoke-Chowan Community College
73.72 miles away
Germanna Community College
73.91 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1983 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$5,783
30k to 48k$6,176
48k to 75k$8,042
75k to 110k$10,013
Over 110k$10,838
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $138.00 $315.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Non-resident alien

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Nurses Scholarship - American Legion Auxiliary Department of virginia

Applicants must be daughters, sons grandsons, etc of veterans who served during eligibility dates for membership in the american legion.

Mary Virginia Macrae Memorial Merit Award

A $400.00 nursing education merit award shall be given annually by the Iowa Department of the American Legion Auxiliary in memory of the late Mary Virginia Macrae, who served as the first [...]

American Legion Auxiliary Department of Virginia Past Presidents Parley Nurses Scholarship

Applicants must be daughters, sons, grandsons, etc. of veterans who served during eligibility dates for membership in the American Legion. Applicants must be in their senior year or graduates [...]

Edward J. and Virginia M. Routhier Nursing Scholarship

Candidates must be residents of Newport County, and a graduate from a high school in Rhode Island. Scholarships are open to individuals accepted into, and in attendance at any accredited [...]

Genevieve Saran Richmond Award

This scholarship has been donated by Leslie and Virginia Fiur to a nursing student with a disability.

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing
John Tyler Community College
13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Chester, VA 23831

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