Tidewater Community College was named one of “America’s Top Online Colleges” by Newsweek and Statista.
TCC is the only community college in Virginia recognized and one of 150 colleges and universities named nationwide.
With the increase in online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is the first time Newsweek and Statista have recognized colleges and universities providing online learning for adult learners.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, as of 2019, the latest year for which figures are available, 79 percent of U.S. colleges offered either standalone courses or entire degree programs online. That figure included about 96 percent of all public two and four-year colleges. By one recent estimate, the number of students enrolled exclusively in online programs had jumped 93 percent from 2019 to 2020.
Ranking for “America’s Top Online Colleges” was based on an online survey among U.S. residents who have used online learning services to obtain an academic degree or acquire knowledge and skills for their job (professional development) or hobbies (personal development).
Between July 26 and September 13, 2021, Statista surveyed more than 9,000 individuals in the United States. Survey respondents indicated which institutions they used to obtain an online degree or where they attended an online course. In the next step, respondents shared their experiences by rating the institutions through specific criteria. Finally, respondents could indicate how satisfied they were with the organization and to what extent they would recommend it to others.
To learn more about TCC’s online programs, visit here. To get started at TCC, contact the Virtual Student Support Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 757-822-1111.