Surry Community College

Tel: (3.3)638-6812
3,457 students
Public institution
The mission of Surry Community College is to promote personal growth and community development through excellence in teaching, learning, and service.
School Highlights:
Surry Community College serves 3,457 students (48% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Surry Community College is the only community colleges within Surry County, NC.
The nearest community college is Wilkes Community College (31 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 227 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
Surry 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 227 staff
59 staff
Surry Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 3,457 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,457 students
1,282 students
Surry Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
Surry Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,648 students
810 students
Surry Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,809 students
1,017 students
Surry Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Surry Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Surry Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Surry Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Surry Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Surry Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races"
1% 2%
% Unknown races
Surry Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Surry Community College non_resident (2010-2013)
Surry 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. 0.12 0.53
Surry Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,401 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,545 is less than the state average of $10,260. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,401 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,545 $10,260
Surry Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 77%
Surry Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Surry Community College is a public, community-centered, comprehensive community college with an open-door admissions policy. It is a member institution of the North Carolina Community College System with a primary service area of Surry and Yadkin counties. The College offers educational programs which lead to associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. It also offers a variety of learning opportunities and services through continuing education offerings. The college offers programs and services at Dobson campus, Yadkin Center campus, and at other locations throughout Surry and Yadkin Counties. Surry Community College curriculum programs lead to the following academic degrees: Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.), Associate in Science Degree (A.S.), Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) and Associate in General Education Degree (A.G.E.). Students who complete the A.A. or A.S. degree, including the general education core and appropriate electives, are assured that their credits will transfer to the University of North Carolina System schools. Diploma programs are designed to prepare students for initial employment in skilled occupations, to retrain skilled workers for new occupations, and to provide skill upgrading for one's advancement in current occupations. Most of these diploma programs require one year of participation on a full-time basis to complete, although courses can be taken on a part-time basis.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Wilkesboro Wilkes Community College
    1328 South Collegiate Dr
    Wilkesboro, NC 28697
    31  Mi  |  2587  students
  • Winston Salem Forsyth Technical Community College
    2100 Silas Creek Pky
    Winston Salem, NC 27103
    33.1  Mi  |  9331  students
  • Statesville Mitchell Community College
    500 W Broad Street
    Statesville, NC 28677
    42.7  Mi  |  3514  students
  • Wytheville Wytheville Community College
    1000 E Main Street
    Wytheville, VA 24382
    43.8  Mi  |  3605  students
  • Thomasville Davidson County Community College
    297 Davidson Community College Rd
    Thomasville, NC 27360
    46.7  Mi  |  4142  students
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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 0.53. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Robeson Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.