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Why TCC?

College. Only Smarter.

At TCC, we believe everyone should have access to a high quality, affordable education.

With diverse programs designed for immediate job placement, smaller class sizes, top-rated faculty and modern campuses, TCC is an ideal environment for a life changing education, right here in your own backyard. Throw in flexible scheduling, guaranteed transfer programs, and oh yeah, massive cost savings, choosing TCC isn’t just the smart choice. It’s a no-brainer.


As the largest provider of higher education and workforce services in Hampton Roads, Tidewater Community College is dedicated to servicing our diverse community and changing lives through the power of education.

TCC provides flexible, affordable education options to over 30,000 students each year, both online and on campuses and centers in all major cities in South Hampton Roads – so finding a location or program that fits you, and your schedule, is easy.

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“I know that if I’d gone to university right off the bat, I would not have had so many doors open. If you have the drive and the will, you really can go anywhere from here.”

Griffin Leach
Business Administration to UVA
Class of 2017

Your Career is Waiting

Start on your career path in weeks – not years. For some, committing to four years in the classroom just isn’t an option. That’s why TCC offers a number of flexible, short-term programs specifically designed to land you in a good job, with a good paycheck to match.

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“Other programs were $27,000 and lasted 18-plus months. At TCC, I paid $107 and sat for my CCMA exam in weeks.”

Briley Thomas
Medical Assisting

Guaranteed Transfer

TCC’s guaranteed transfer programs offer immediate transfer to tons of public and private 4-year colleges and universities, including Virginia Tech, UVA, ODU, JMU, Norfolk State University and more!

Just put in the work for two years (and sometimes less) at TCC, with great instructors and small class sizes, and then go pretty much anywhere in Virginia. You’ll arrive at your 4-year school prepared for success, without the nightmare of crushing student debt.

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“I’m thankful to TCC for opening doors to a school that I didn’t get into right out of high school. The college’s Guaranteed Admissions programs work. This time, I was accepted at both William & Mary and UVA.”

Kyla Jackson
TCC to W&M

A Higher Class of Education

TCC’s campus operations provide you with an ideal environment to learn, collaborate, and grow. With modern buildings, easy access to the latest technologies, welcoming student centers, top-rated faculty, and smaller class sizes, you’ll have all the tools you need to be successful, and most importantly, fulfilled.

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“I had so much support at TCC – the support of just about every professor I had, which, if you think about it, is amazing.”

Kenneth Moody
TCC to VT Engineering

Graduate Without Debt

Three in five TCC grads leave with ZERO student debt. Zippy. Zilch. Nada. Compared to the national average of $37,172*, it’s easy to see why TCC is a great option for those looking to start their career on a positive note, not a promissory note.