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Fast Facts

John Tyler Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education and the fifth largest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia.

John Tyler Community College adds value to the greater Richmond community by offering:

  • Freshman- and sophomore-level classes that easily transfer to top-notch colleges and universities
  • More than 60 in-demand career and technical programs
  • Personal enrichment and professional development classes for lifetime learning
  • Professors committed to excellence in teaching
  • High-quality, easily accessible, and affordable education for our entire community

Established: 1967

President: Dr. Edward "Ted" Raspiller

Service Area:

  • Amelia County
  • Charles City County
  • Chesterfield County
  • City of Colonial Heights
  • Dinwiddie County
  • City of Hopewell
  • City of Petersburg
  • Prince George County
  • Surry County
  • Sussex County

Campuses and Locations:

  • Chester Campus, 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway, Chester, VA 23831-5316
  • Midlothian Campus, 800 Charter Colony Parkway, Midlothian, VA 23114-4383
  • JTCC Nursing Education Center, 1051 Johnston Willis Drive, Richmond, Virginia 23235 (No mail is received at this location, please use the Midlothian Campus address for mail.)
  • Community College Workforce Alliance


  • Total number of students served during the 2015-16 academic year: 14,135
  • 80% of students are part-time. 20% are full-time.
  • 58% of students are female. 42% are male.
  • John Tyler students transfer to colleges and universities such as James Madison University, University of Richmond, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Tech, and the College of William and Mary to complete their bachelor’s degrees.

Faculty and Staff:

  • More than 700 faculty and staff members serve our students each year.
  • The faculty-to-student ratio at John Tyler is 1-to-23, giving faculty ample time to interact with students.

Economic Impact:

  • Tuition and fees at John Tyler Community College are just over one third of the tuition and fees charged at a Virginia four-year public college or university.

Community Involvement:

  • John Tyler regularly offers cultural and educational events, which are free and open to the public. Information can be found on the calendar.
  • Faculty, staff and students of the College regularly participate in community service projects throughout the year, including collecting gifts and volunteering for Angel Tree and conducting blood drives.

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