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The Peninsula's Community College

Celebrating 50 Years

Congratulations Thomas Nelson Community College on 50 years of changing lives and ensuring the prosperity and well-being of the Virginia Peninsula.

As we move forward, join us for the next 50 years.

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Spring 2019 Classes

Get ahead this spring

Registration opens Oct. 29

Currently enrolled students get early access to class registration starting Oct. 22

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We're Open Saturday

Open Saturday, Dec. 1, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Prep for the Spring Semester

Start your application at any time, there's no deadline to apply.

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Thomas Nelson Performing Arts Department Presents

Into the Woods

November 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18

Join us for a night of fantasy, fairy tales and fun.

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Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by James Lapine. Originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine. Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick.

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Small class sizes allow personal attention from our dedicated faculty.


Scholarships, financial aid and our low cost make an education possible.


Balance family, work and classes. Learn on campus, online or on base.


Study close to home with the support of family and friends.

Student Success

Real Thomas Nelson graduates share their stories.


Ross Manfred

Class of 2018

Tiffany Boyle

Class of 2009

Amy Derby

Class of 2007

Transfer Programs

Start your college degree and save.

Save big on the cost of the first two years of your college degree by starting at Thomas Nelson.

College Transfer

Career Programs & Workforce Credentials

Get career ready, fast.

Gain the skills you need through short-term training in many in-demand career fields.

Discover a Career