Tidewater Community College

Norfolk, VA 23510

Located in Norfolk, Virginia, Tidewater 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.

Tidewater 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).

Tidewater Community College in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $4,193 and fees $1,106. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $9,491 and $1,706 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio22:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate60%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. ADN

    The program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing  and is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission.

    The curriculum offers a combination of theoretical and practical courses integrating clinical laboratory practice and high tech simulators for patient care as part of the preparation for direct patient care.

    The curriculum is offered in five semesters of full time study culminating in the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing.  The program is designed to offer the foundations for maximizing the transferability of coursework to baccalaureate nursing programs.

    Admission Requirements:

    • Application  and admission to the college
    • Attend the mandatory nursing information session
    • Placement tests for math, reading and englsih
    • Complete required science and math coursework
    • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5
    • Nursing admission assessment exam

    Admission to the program is competitive with students accepted into cohort groups. The program accepts two cohorts in the spring semester and two more in the fall.

    LPNs seeking to enroll in the program can do so on the basis of either articulation or advanced placement admission.

    If you are conditionally accepted into the program, you will need to meet the following program specific requirements before being allowed to enroll:

    • Physical health assessment including testing for contagious diseases
    • Criminal background check
    • Current CPR certification for health care providers from the American Heart Association or Professional Rescuer from the Red Cross
    • Nursing Liability Insurance
    • Attend mandatory orientation session

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 107

Nearby Nursing Schools

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

Thomas Nelson Community College
16.34 miles away
College of the Albemarle
36.51 miles away
Paul D Camp Community College
37.84 miles away
Rappahannock Community College
52.6 miles away
Roanoke-Chowan Community College
54.65 miles away
Eastern Shore Community College
62.06 miles away
John Tyler Community College
70.45 miles away
Halifax Community College
79.15 miles away
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
84.73 miles away
Centura College - Richmond Westend
85.46 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1971 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1978 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Cost (Net Price)


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$7,027
30k to 48k$7,281
48k to 75k$9,375
75k to 110k$11,919
Over 110k$12,200
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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
American Indian or Alaska Native

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: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing
Tidewater Community College
121 College Place
Norfolk, VA 23510

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