John Tyler Community College

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John Tyler Community College
John Tyler Community College seal.png
MottoDeeds Not Words
PresidentEdward "Ted" Raspiller[1]
Students13,980 (2013-2014)
Location, ,
37°20′43″N 77°24′27″W / 37.34528°N 77.40750°W / 37.34528; -77.40750Coordinates: 37°20′43″N 77°24′27″W / 37.34528°N 77.40750°W / 37.34528; -77.40750
ColorsBurgundy and gold[2]
MascotThe Tyler Trailblazer
John Tyler Community College logo.svg

John Tyler Community College is a public community college in Chester, Virginia.


John Tyler is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and offers 17 associate degree programs, eight certificate programs, and 36 career studies certificate programs. During the 2010-2011 academic year, the college served more than 14,500 students. The institution also serves 15,000 non-credit students and more than 1,000 companies and government agencies annually through the Community College Workforce Alliance. John Tyler is the first college in the Virginia Community College System to be recognized for its sustainability efforts. In July 2010, it received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification for its Midlothian Campus Science Building. The college, which opened in 1967, is named after Virginia native John Tyler, the tenth president of the United States. It serves the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell and Petersburg and the counties of Amelia, Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Prince George, Surry and Sussex.


John Tyler Community College has two campuses - one in Chester, Virginia, and one in Midlothian, Virginia. The college's Nursing Education Center is located on the Johnston-Willis Campus of CJW Medical Center.


  1. ^ "About Dr. Edward "Ted" Raspiller".
  2. ^ "Graphic Identity Style Manual" (PDF). John Tyler Community College. Spring 2010. p. 7. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  3. ^ "John Tyler Community College Website - Mission Statement". Retrieved October 31, 2011.

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