Thomas Nelson At-a-Glance | Thomas Nelson Community College

Thomas Nelson At-a-Glance

Earlier today, a shooting occurred at Heritage High School, which is adjacent to Thomas Nelson’s Southeast Higher Education Center located at An Achievable Dream Academy in Newport News.  “We are praying for the safety of everyone at Heritage High School, and for a quick recovery for those injured in today’s shooting,” said Thomas Nelson President Dr. Towuanna Porter Brannon.  Thomas Nelson’s evening classes scheduled for Monday, September 20 at the Southeast Higher Education Center will be held virtually.

In Academic Year 2020-2021Thomas Nelson served 9,652 students (unduplicated headcount) in credit instruction, making it the sixth largest college within the Virginia Community College System in terms of headcount.

The College serves a highly diverse region, and its student body closely reflects the demographics of the greater community. Of the College’s 9,652 credit students, 61.1% are female, 31.1% are 25 years old or older, and 48.6% are minority in terms of race/ethnicity. Traditionally underserved populations, as defined by student race/ethnicity, first-generation status, and income level, comprise 57.8% of the College’s unduplicated credit headcount.

Thomas Nelson serves a region that is home to many military service members and their families. In Academic Year 2020-2021 24.6% of Thomas Nelson credit students indicated a military affiliation (e.g., active-duty, veteran, military spouse, or military dependent

 

Thomas Nelson At-a-Glance (PDF)

 

Enrollment Statistics

  • Unduplicated Headcount: 9,652
  • Full time equivalency: 4,110
Enrollment by Ethnicity Number Percent
White 4,634 48%
Black or African American 2,675 28%
American Indian / Alaska Native 37 < 1%
Asian 531 6%
Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 37 < 1%
Hispanic / Latino 730 8%
Two or More Races 683 7%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 325 3%
Enrollment by Gender Number Percent
Male 3,669 38%
Female 5,900 61%
Unknown 83 1%
Enrollment by Age Number Percent
Under 18 1,845 19%
18 - 19 2,030 21%
20 - 21 1,651 17%
22 - 24 1,123 12%
25 - 29 1,127 12%
30 - 34 703 7%
35 - 39 416 4%
40 - 49 496 5%
50 - 64 235 2%
65 and over 26 < 1%
Enrollment by Program Number Percent
College Transfer 3,863 40%
Occupational / Technical 2,502 26%
Non-Curricular 3,287 34%
Enrollment by Residency Number Percent
Hampton 1,972 20%
James City County 991 10%
Newport News 2,443 25%
Poquoson 294 3%
Williamsburg 558 6%
York County 1,168 12%
Outside Service Area 2,226 23%

Graduation Statistics

  • Total Graduates: 948
  • Total Awards Conferred: 1,101
Awards Conferred by Degree Type Number Percent
Certificates / Career Studies Certificates 300 27%
Occupational / Technical Degrees 255 23%
College Transfer Degrees 546 50%
Graduates by Ethnicity Number Percent
White 492 52%
Black or African American 238 25%
American Indian / Alaska Native 3 < 1%
Asian 36 4%
Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 3 < 1%
Hispanic / Latino 96 10%
Two or More Races 68 7%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 12 1%
Graduates by Gender Number Percent
Male 345 36%
Female 603 64%
Unknown 0 0%
Graduates by Age Number Percent
Under 18 22 2%
18 -19 92 10%
20 - 21 264 28%
22 - 24 182 19%
25 - 29 138 15%
30 - 34 93 10%
35 - 39 54 6%
40 - 49 65 7%
50 - 64 36 4%
65 and over 2 < 1%