• 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 3,765 students (41% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is same as the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 40%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,765 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,438
  • Out-state tuition: $8,582
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 26%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 398 teachers has grown by 134% over five years.
Davidson County Community College
(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
398 staff
256 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Davidson County Community College has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The Davidson County Community College diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,765 students
2,259 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,537 students
693 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,228 students
1,449 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
310 students
252 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,537 students
693 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,228 students
1,497 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
717 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
7%
10%
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% Black
11%
18%
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% White
74%
60%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
4%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score
0.43
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.27%
1.51%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.63%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$28,000
$27,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,438 is less than the state average of $2,531. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,582 is more than the state average of $8,245. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,438
$2,531
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,582
$8,245
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
82%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,548
$11,865
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,250
$5,846
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
82%
SAT Reading
n/a
488
SAT Math
n/a
498
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
13
ACT Math
n/a
16
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Davidson County Community College cost?

Davidson County Community College's tuition is approximately $2,438 for In-State students and $8,582 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,765 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,438
  • Out-state tuition: $8,582
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 26%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,531 per year for in-state students and $8,245 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $27,763 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Durham Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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