Davidson County Community College

297 Davidson Community College Rd
Thomasville, NC 27360-7385
Tel: (336)249-8186
  • 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 4,102 students (44% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the state community college average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • 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 170 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Davidson County Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty170 staff139 staff
Davidson County Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,102 has grown by 10% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,102 students2,380 students
Davidson County Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio24:120:1
Davidson County Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,805 students1,019 students
Davidson County Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,297 students1,361 students
Davidson County Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Davidson County Community College Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Davidson County Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Davidson County Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Davidson County Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Davidson County Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Davidson County Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Davidson County Community College More (2012-2016)
% Unknown races
Davidson County Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups 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.0.430.55
Davidson County Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Davidson County Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,000$27,500
Davidson County Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,438 is less than the state average of $3,904. The in-state tuition has grown by 41% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,582 is less than the state average of $9,565. The out-state tuition has grown by 35% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,438$3,904
Davidson County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,582$9,565
Davidson County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid79%78%
Davidson County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$13,498$10,500
Davidson County Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2010-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$8,976$6,092
Davidson County Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2010-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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 $3,904 per year for in-state students and $9,565 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,754 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 69%. 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 lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Fayetteville Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.