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Thomas Nelson Community College is a public institution situated in Hampton, Virginia. The location of TNCC is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

40 Undergraduate Degrees

Where Is Thomas Nelson Community College?

Location of Thomas Nelson Community College

Contact details for TNCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, VA 23666
Phone: 757-825-2700

How Do I Get Into TNCC?

You can apply to TNCC online at:

Thomas Nelson Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Thomas Nelson Community College?

18% Take Out Loans
15.6% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At TNCC, approximately 18% of students took out student loans averaging $4,852 a year. That adds up to $19,408 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at TNCC is 15.6%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Thomas Nelson Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,447 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,685 undergraduate students at TNCC, with 2,447 being full-time and 5,238 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  TNCC

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,447 full-time undergraduates at TNCC, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  TNCC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Thomas Nelson Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of TNCC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 75
Black or African American 680
Hispanic or Latino 262
White 1,205
International Students 10
Other Races/Ethnicities 215

Online Learning at Thomas Nelson Community College

1,168 Took All Classes Online
3,144 Took At Least One Class Online
-1.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,144 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at TNCC has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 14th most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of TNCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Thomas Nelson Community College was -1.6%. This is the #1,735 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at TNCC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of TNCC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer Information Systems 3%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at TNCC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at TNCC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Web & Multimedia Design #51
Computer Software & Applications #78
Information Technology #89
General Computer & Information Sciences #118
Computer Information Systems #199

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Thomas Nelson Community College Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s TOTAL
Information Technology 0 23 23
General Computer & Information Sciences 0 15 15
Web & Multimedia Design 2 0 2
TOTAL 2 38 40


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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