Name: Tidewater Community College
President: Edna V. Baehre-Kolovani, Ph.D.
Year Established: 1968
Governing Board Website
Part Time: 62%
Full Time 38%
Black or African American: 34%
Two or more races: 5%
American Indian: 1%
Native Hawaiian or other: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Edna V. Baehre-Kolovani, Ph.D.
John D. Padgett
Quote from the President
"Tidewater Community College is woven into the fabric of Virginia’s South Hampton Roads region – it’s hard to find anyone in Hampton Roads who doesn’t have a “TCC story.” In addition to providing students with a quality education and meeting the workforce needs of local employers, TCC is known for its innovation and energy. We have the first textbook-free associate degree in the U.S.; full-service student centers on all four campuses; licensed child care for students’ children on all campuses; and one of the few jointly-operated city/college libraries in the country."
Three of every five TCC graduates have no student debt.
TCC has a one-stop resource for military-related students, the Center for Military and Veterans Education. Fully 1/3 of TCC’s students are active duty, veteran, spouse, or dependent, and the college is consistently rated “best for vets” and “military friendly.”
TCC has nationally accredited programs in automotive technology, culinary arts, funeral service, occupational therapy, health information management, physical therapy, diagnostic medical sonography, radiology, respiratory therapy, nursing and emergency medical services.
TCC operates the Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center, a former silent-movie palace dating from the 1920s, in downtown Norfolk, Va. Its Visual Arts Center in downtown Portsmouth, Va., keeps a full schedule of exhibitions, and its Chesapeake Campus is home to the annual “Shakespeare in the Grove” summer production.