About Thomas Nelson

Serving the Virginia Peninsula

We are an accredited, two-year institution of higher education established as a part of a statewide system of community colleges. We primarily serve the residents of the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, and the counties of James City and York.

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Meeting the needs of our community

We provide financially accessible, high quality, comprehensive educational programs and services to meet the educational needs of citizens of all ages and to support the economic development of the Commonwealth. We offer:

Changing lives, it's our mission

We change lives, empower students to succeed, and enhance the civic vitality of our community through high quality education, workforce training, excellent services, and innovative partnerships.

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Your support ensures our students' success

Your generous support directly impacts the lives of our students by funding a number of important areas including athletics, programs, scholarships, and more.

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We serve the Peninsula at two campuses and a variety of centers across the region.


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