Dyersburg State Community College

Tel: (731)286-3200
2,847 students
Public institution
Dyersburg State Community College is one of 45 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents system, the sixth largest system of higher education in the nation. The Tennessee Board of Regents is the governing board for this system which is comprised of six universities, thirteen two-year colleges, and twenty-six Tennessee Technology centers. The TBR system enrolls more than 80 percent of all Tennessee students attending public institutions of higher education.
School Highlights
Dyersburg State Community College serves 2,847 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
Dyersburg State Community College is the only community colleges within Dyer County, TN.
The nearest community college is Arkansas Northeastern College (31.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 93 teachers has declined by 21% over five years.
College Dyersburg State Community College (TN) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty 93 staff
28 staff

Student Body

The student population of 2,847 has declined by 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has declined by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,847 students 472 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1
# Full-Time Students 1,141 students
369 students
# Part-Time Students 1,706 students
216 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
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. 0.35 0.44

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,531 is more than the state average of $3,525. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $13,659 is more than the state average of $13,647. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,531 $3,525
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,659 $13,647
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Since we opened in 1969 we have worked continuously to improve access to and the quality of a higher education in northwest Tennessee. New centers opened in Gibson and Tipton Counties in 1991 and 1996, respectively. Classes were offered off-campus using interactive television beginning in 1993. Now College at Home classes allow asynchronous learning using the Internet. Dyersburg State Community College offers Associate of Science and Associate of Arts degrees for transfer to four-year institutions, Associate of Applied Science degrees, as well as technical and academic certificates, Developmental Studies Program, an Honors Program, Continuing Education Program, seamless transition among institutions through articulation agreements with area high schools, Tennessee Technology Centers, and four-year institutions, a variety of student support services, increased access to education via technology-assisted instruction, distance learning offerings, and course offerings at convenient locations at the Gibson County Center, the Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County, and the Obion County Technical Training and Education Center. Spread across the tree-filled 100-acre campus of Dyersburg State Community College are the E. B. Eller Administration Building, the Dale F. Glover Education Center, the Student Center, the Learning Resource Center, the E. H. Lannom, Jr. Gymnasium and the Maintenance Building. Dyersburg State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Did You Know?
For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,525 per year for in-state students and $13,647 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,867 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Tennessee 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 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is Virginia College-School of Business and Health-Chattanooga. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.