Surry Community College

630 S. Main St.
Dobson, NC 27017-8432
Tel: (336)386-8121
3,294 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 3,294 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 20:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 37%.
Surry Community College is the only community colleges within Surry County, NC.
The nearest community college is Wilkes Community College (31.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 202 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
College Surry Community College 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 Public
Total Faculty 202 staff
62 staff
Surry Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 3,294 has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.26 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 30% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,294 students 1,371 students
Surry Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
Surry Community College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,413 students
779 students
Surry Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 1,881 students
1,083 students
Surry Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Surry Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Surry Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Surry Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Surry Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Surry Community College White (2006-2014)
% Unknown races
Surry Community College Unknown (2006-2014)
% Non Resident races
Surry Community College Non Resident (2010-2014)
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. 0.26 0.70
Surry Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,412 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,556 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,412 $5,664
Surry Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,556 $10,360
Surry Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 74%
Surry Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (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
  • 2,718 students | 31.00 Mi1328 South Collegiate Dr
    Wilkesboro NC 28697
  • 9,148 students | 33.10 Mi2100 Silas Creek Pky
    Winston Salem NC 27103
  • 3,106 students | 42.70 Mi500 W Broad Street
    Statesville NC 28677
  • 3,302 students | 43.80 Mi1000 E Main Street
    Wytheville VA 24382
  • 4,102 students | 46.70 Mi297 Davidson Community College Rd
    Thomasville NC 27360
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 73%. 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 0.55, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Pitt Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.