Thomas Nelson Community College
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Thomas Nelson Community College (abbreviated form: TNCC) is a two-year college located in Virginia. It has two campuses - one located in Hampton, and the other in James City County near Williamsburg. The institution is one of the twenty-three colleges in the Virginia Community College System. It mostly serves students living on the Peninsula region of Hampton Roads, but it also has students from other parts of southeastern Virginia.
The college was named after Thomas Nelson, Jr., an American soldier, planter,male entertainer, politician, and signer of the Declaration of Independence from Yorktown, Virginia. He served as Governor of Virginia in 1781. Nelson County, Virginia and Nelson County, Kentucky are also named in his honor. The construction of TNCC began in August 1967. Four buildings were planned for construction, and the cornerstone was laid in December 1967. More than 1,200 Students began classes on September 20th, 1968, and the first class of students graduated with associate degrees on June 13th, 1970.
In the Fall of 2004, there were 8,515 students. 61.37% of the student body was female, whereas 38.63% was male. The racial makeup of the student body was 55.87% White, 35.06% Black, 0.56% Native American, 4.0% Asian, and 1.2% from other races. 3.3% of the students were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
As of fall 2008, tuition for in-state students is $81.65 per credit hour. Tuition for out-of-state students is $253.80 per hour. Institutional fee for fall and spring is $10.50 per semester, and is $7.25 for summer semesters. The VCCS technology fee is $4.50 per credit hour. Out-of-state students must pay a capitol fee of $3.00 per credit hour.
TNCC offers 50 associate degree programs, and has over 60 certificate programs.