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Why Give

At John Tyler Community College, we are our community’s college. We teach the skills needed to create superb educational foundations, to build successful careers and to support our community’s economy. We understand that no two students are the same and that affordability and accessibility are a must. We encourage those who come through our doors to challenge themselves and to maximize their talents.  We listen to our community and endeavor to answer its needs and help it thrive.

Each year, thousands of students entrust John Tyler Community College with their futures. We provide solutions for single mothers who juggle family, work and class; displaced workers seeking new job skills as they pursue a new career; recent high school graduates planning to continue their educations beyond John Tyler; and empty-nesters ready to pursue the college education they put on hold.

We serve a large geographic region that includes three cities and seven counties. And, we find that our students are deeply rooted in those communities, often staying close by after graduation and contributing heavily to local economies.

Every year, we welcome more and more new students. More students means there is a need for more scholarships; more faculty and staff; more classrooms, equipment and expanded programming; and more financial support from the community. As a public college, we are grateful for the state funds we receive. However, state funds added to tuition and fees do not cover the costs of educating our students.

The John Tyler Community College Foundation works in partnership to secure the additional resources needed to fill the gap. With your help, we can sustain programs that enrich our students’ lives, as well as establish new programs to meet the community’s changing workforce needs.


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