The Peninsula's Community College

Thomas Nelson
Community College

Your first choice

Summer and fall 2018 registration is now open.

Applying to the College is free. Apply at any time through our online application.

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Home from college for the summer?

Take a summer class at Thomas Nelson to transfer back to your school.

Visiting Student Admissions

Your first choice for starting your bachelor's degree.

Pay 1/3 the cost for the first two years of your college degree and transfer to one of Virginia's best four-year schools, including:

CNU

NSU

ODU

VCU

and over 30 more transfer partners.

College & University Transfer

Your first choice for personalized learning.

We believe learning should be personal. Small class sizes allow individualized attention from our dedicated and distinguished faculty.

19

average class size

121

full-time faculty

80+

programs of study

Biology faculty member Jennifer Martin, recipient of the State Council of Higher Education’s 2018 Outstanding Faculty Award

Your first choice for advancing your career.

Gain the skills you need to succeed in these in-demand fields through short-term training and two-year associate degree programs.

  • Arts

  • Education

  • Manufacturing

  • Business

  • Engineering

  • Public Safety

  • Cybersecurity

  • Healthcare

  • Transportation

Career Pathways

Your first choice for making an education possible.

As the cost of education continues to rise, our affordable tuition, financial aid and scholarship opportunities make a college education accessible to all.

Save $18,500

The average cost of attending a VA 4-year school is $23,000

$144

per credit hour

$4,500

Tuition and fees for attending a Virginia Community College *

* Source: State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Amount represents the tuition and fees associated with a full-time course load (30 credit hours) at the VCCS rate. This rate does not include the cost of books and other program fees, nor does it take into consideration financial aid eligibility.

Your first choice for earning your degree online.

Starting fall 2018

It's more convenient than ever to take that next step. Earn your associate degree or certification completely online.

Choose from 9 associate degree and 8 certificate programs.

Online Programs

Your first choice for learning here on the Peninsula.

It all happens right here on the Virginia Peninsula. Classes are held on our campuses in Hampton and Williamsburg, at our learning and workforce centers and online.

 

Hampton campus

Hampton, VA

Historic Triangle campus

Williamsburg, VA

Southeast Higher Education Center

Newport News, VA

Building and Construction Trades

Hampton, VA

Your first choice for learning with students just like you.

Learn alongside recent high school graduates, working adults, military service members and their families and life-long learners.

13,000+

students served annually

51%

minority race/ethnicity

29%

military affiliated students

50 years of service.

Thomas Nelson was founded in 1967, as part of a statewide system of community colleges, and serves the residents of the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, and the counties of James City and York.

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Save the Date

50th Anniversary Gala

Saturday, October 13, 2018 6 p.m.
Hampton Roads Convention Center

Sponsorship Opportunities