Davidson County Community College

297 Davidson Community College Rd
Thomasville, NC 27360
Tel: (336)249-8186
4,142 students
Public institution
Davidson County Community College provides quality educational programs and services to prepare people for enhanced employment and educational opportunities.
School Highlights:
Davidson County Community College serves 4,142 students (48.70% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is equalto than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Davidson County Community College is the only community colleges within Davidson County, NC.
The nearest community college is Forsyth Technical Community College (14.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 197 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Davidson County Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 197 staff
61 staff
Davidson County Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,142 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.28 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,142 students 1,296 students
Davidson County Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1
Davidson County Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,017 students
810 students
Davidson County Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,125 students
1,036 students
Davidson County Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Davidson County Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Davidson County Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Davidson County Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Davidson County Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Davidson County Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Davidson County Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Davidson County Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Davidson County Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Davidson County Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.28 0.53
Davidson County Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,866 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,474 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,866 $5,694
Davidson County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,474 $10,252
Davidson County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 76%
Davidson County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Davidson County Community College was chartered in 1958 as an Industrial Education Center designed to provide adults the education and skills needed to move from an agricultural to a manufacturing-based economy. In 1965, the institution was chartered as Davidson County Community College. The Associate in Arts and Associate in Science were added to the existing Associate in Applied Science, Diploma, and Certificate offerings. College transfer courses were added in 1966. Since then, the Davidson Campus has grown to 11 buildings and two emergency services training facilities on approximately 97 acres. Today, DCCC serves approximately 16,000 students each year on the Davidson and Davie campuses and its two satellite centers. With over 50 curriculum programs, the campus continues to grow and expand its educational programs and services. DCCC began offering classes at the Uptown Lexington Education Center May 2004 in a building leased from BB&T at 20 East First Street. Offering curriculum, continuing education, and GED classes, the satellite center is popular with students who enjoy the environment in a smaller class setting and the convenience of the location. The center was made possible by community partners including BB&T, City of Lexington, Davidson Vision, DCCC, Friends of the Project, Lexcom, and Uptown Lexington, Inc. Davidson County Community College provides a variety of curriculum programs that lead to associate degrees, diplomas, or certificates. Some programs are offered during the evening as well as during the day. Diploma programs can generally be completed in three semesters on a full-time basis. Certificate programs may be completed in one or two semesters on a full-time or part-time basis. Both are designed to prepare students for employment, and courses earned often count toward a higher credential. Programs are offered in Applied Technology, Arts & Sciences, Health Technology and Public Service Technology. We provide quality instructional programs and services and wide variety of extracurricular activitiesin a close-knit, nurturing, family environment. Graduates gain new skills while earning a diploma, certificate, or degree and establish a firm foundation for future educational pursuits. Those who transfer to four-year colleges or universities are well prepared for the next step of their journey.

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,422 per year for in-state students and $8,179 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,443 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 67%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.60, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.