The Peninsula's Community College
Your first choice
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:
and over 30 more transfer partners.
Your first choice for personalized learning.
We believe learning should be personal. Small class sizes allow individualized attention from our dedicated and distinguished faculty.
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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 & Humanities
Education & Social Science
Manufacturing & Mechatronics
Business & Finance
Engineering & Science
Public Safety & Law
Cybersecurity & Computers
Transportation & Licensing
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.
The average cost of attending a VA 4-year school is $23,000
per credit hour
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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.
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.
Historic Triangle campus
Southeast Higher Education Center
Newport News, VA
Building and Construction Trades
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.
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Celebrating 50 Years
Thomas Nelson was founded in 1967, as part of a statewide system of community colleges, and serves residents of the Virginia Peninsula.
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