John Tyler Community College

Chester, VA 23831
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John Tyler Community College is one of the twenty-four public 2-year colleges in Virginia. The campus is located in a suburb, in Chester.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 10,380 students attend the school. Every year 23% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

John Tyler Community College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $4,283, and fees were $325. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $9,581 and $955 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students10,380
Student to Faculty Ratio25:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate63%

Nursing Programs

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 (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 0
Certificate 0 0
Associate's degree 11 79
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 93.6%

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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
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$143/credit
In State Students$143/credit
Out of State Students$319/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $6,435 $6,435 $14,355
ADN 70 $10,010 $10,010 $22,330
BSN 125 $17,875 $17,875 $39,875
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 63% of John Tyler Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 47% $4,307
Other Federal Grant 6% $822
State Grant & Scholarships 33% $965
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 4% $1,944
Federal Student Loans 14% $4,831
Private Loans 1% $6,274


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$5,734
$30,001 to $48,000$5,740
$48,001 to $75,000$7,301
$75,001 to $110,000$10,025
Over $110,000$11,039

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing.
John Tyler Community College
13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Chester, VA 23831

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