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Tidewater Community College Demographics & Diversity

Norfolk, Virginia

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Tidewater Community College are predominantly White with a significant Black population. The school has very high racial diversity. 54% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Tidewater Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 46%
Black 35%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 4%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 5%
International 0%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 48% more female students than male students enrolled at Tidewater Community College with a gender ratio of 60% women to 40% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Tidewater Community College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Tidewater Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 40%
Women 60%
Enrollment by gender for Tidewater Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 8,434
Women 12,507

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Tidewater Community College serves a very low number of students outside of Virginia, with 82 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Tidewater Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 82%
Out of State 4%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 14%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$58,074 per year

53% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 45.6%
Part time Undergrads 59.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=233772 IPEDS survey data for Tidewater Community College.