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Table of Contents

  1. Tunxis Fast Facts
  2. History of the College
  3. Statement of Purpose
  4. Student Right to Know (PDF)
  5. Tunxis Management Team
  6. Index of Faculty (Web page)
  7. Degree and Certificate Programs
  8. Headcount and FTE Enrollment by Semester
  9. Institutional Capacity (PDF)


Fast Facts

Fast Facts provides an excellent overview of the College. It includes summary or aggregate data in the following areas

  • About the College
  • Mission Statement
  • Accreditation Statement
  • Authorization
  • Administration Members
  • Faculty and Staff Info.
  • Student Costs
  • About our Library
  • Student Characteristics

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History of the College

Tunxis Community College was chartered by the State of Connecticut in 1969 to serve the Bristol-New Britain and Farmington Valley areas. It first opened for classes in October 1970 with 494 students; today approximately 7,000 full- and part-time students attend the College each semester enrolled in credit and continuing education classes. Yet Tunxis is still small enough to offer students individual attention. Since the first graduation in 1972, over 10,000 persons have received an associate’s degree or a certificate from the College.

As a publicly-supported learning center, Tunxis provides an array of educational service designed to meet the training, occupational, intellectual, and cultural needs of the people of its region. The College seeks to serve all those who wish to develop their knowledge and skills; it does so by making its services easily accessible and supports these services through the quality of its faculty and staff. Tunxis bases its operations on the belief that learning is best accomplished through the evaluation of current skills and knowledge, the identification of educational objectives, the determination of a proper balance between study and other responsibilities, and involvement in the educational process that meets one’s objectives.


Mission Statement

Tunxis Community College offers its students a quality, yet affordable education in an accessible and supportive environment, fostering the skills necessary to succeed in an increasingly complex world.

Vision Statement

Tunxis Community College will be a vibrant educational and cultural center responsive to current as well as emerging student and community needs.

Values and Principles


We value and demonstrate openness and honesty, resolving differences with civility and without reprisals. We speak and act truthfully, without hidden agendas. We admit our mistakes, say when we do not know, and honor our commitments. We avoid silence when it may mislead; we seek root causes and solve problems.


We value institutional and individual accountability, defined as doing what needs to be done in a timely and competent manner.  By acceptance of personal responsibility for our own actions and decisions, we help to create a college at which we are proud to work.


We treat others fairly and with dignity. We value and honor each other in our diversity.


We value continuous improvement and growth in every area of college life. We value collaboration, cooperation, teamwork, innovation, and creative problem solving in our continuous improvement efforts. We value the courage to take risks and provide leadership.


We share information, ideas, and feelings—listening carefully, speaking forthrightly, respecting diverse views, participating productively in dialogue and conversations. We welcome paradox and constructive conflict as we move toward consensus.


We value laughter, play, love, kindness, celebration, and joy in our learning and work—taking our learning and work seriously and ourselves lightly.

Tunxis Management Team

Dr. James P. Lombella – Interim President
Charles Cleary – Dean of Administration
Dr. Kirk Peters – Dean of Student Affairs
John Lodovico – Director of Facilities
Amy Feest – Interim Dean of Academic Affairs
Gennaro DeAngelis – Dean of Strategic Initiatives, Enrollment Management, and Institutional Assessment
Eileen Peltier – Dean of Workforce Development & Continuing Education
Cheryl Cyr – Retirement & Benefits

Index of Faculty

Faculty by Name (Web page)


Degree and Certificate Programs

To view/download the degree and certificate programs in pdf format, go to the Catalog page.
To view the degree and certificate programs in html format with expandable course names, go to the Programs of Study section in either of the Student portals.

Student Enrollment Data

Tunxis Community College Headcount / FTE Data
1991-1992 to 2010-2011

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Year Students FTE Year Students FTE
1991 3,501 1596 1992 3,304 1,464
1992 3,731 1,672 1993 3,241 1,436
1993 3,820 1,666 1994 3,583 1,574
1994 3,772 1,758 1995 3,521 1,589
1995 3,725 1,746 1996 3,429 1,587
1996 3,468 1,618 1997 3,220 1,461
1997 3,335 1,533 1998 2,936 1,320
1998 3,257 1,503 1999 3,023 1,375
1999 3,455 1,595 2000 3,191 1,455
2000 3,412 1,591 2001 3,153 1,420
2001 3,720 1,783 2002 3,553 1,697
2002 4,035 2,011 2003 3,801 1,881
2003 3,983 2,068 2004 3,767 1,934
2004 3,942 2,114 2005 3,723 1,912
2005 3,894 2,120 2006 3,525 1,884
2006 3,663 2,030 2007 3,589 1,941
2007 3,836 2,160 2008 3,829 2,052
2008 4,328 2,470 2009 4,289 2,308
2009 4,496 2,587 2010 4,480 2,537
2010 4,666 2,762 2011 4,376 2,518
2011 4,740 2,731 2012 4,493 2,464
2012 4,764 2,673 2013 4,364 2,387
2013 4,590 2,592 2014 4,147 2,305


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