Dyersburg State Community College

  • Dyersburg State Community College focuses on student learning and offers high-quality academic programs that allow you to complete your first two years of college coursework at about one-half the cost of attending a public four-year institution.DSCC also offers career programs that provide the training you need to enter the job market or upgrade your current skills. In addition, Dyersburg State offers several certificate programs which prepare students for specific, high-demand occupations.
School Highlights
  • Dyersburg State Community College serves 2,977 students (40% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 26%.
  • Dyersburg State Community College is the only community colleges within Dyer County, TN.
  • The nearest community college to Dyersburg State Community College is Arkansas Northeastern College (31.3 miles away).

Top Placements

Dyersburg State Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Tennessee for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 159 teachers has grown by 70% over five years.
Dyersburg State Community College(TN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty159 staff29 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Dyersburg State Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 31:1 over five years.
  • The Dyersburg State Community College diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has grown by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,977 students631 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:130:1
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# Full-Time Students1,204 students369 students
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# Part-Time Students1,773 students262 students
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% Asian
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2%
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% Hispanic
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3%
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% Black
17%
17%
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% White
75%
74%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score0.410.42
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College Completion Rate
13%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,000$29,400
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,338 is less than the state average of $4,573. The in-state tuition has grown by 28% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $16,914 is more than the state average of $14,803. The out-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,338$4,573
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Out-State Tuition Fees$16,914$14,803
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Tuition NotesFees based on 2020-2021 tuition and mandatory fees for 12 enrolled credit hours fall semester, and 12 enrolled credit hours spring semester. Online course fees and special course fees may apply. See full tuition chart at https://www.dscc.edu/sites/default/files/pdf/Fee%20Schedule%202020-2021.pdf
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid57%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,475$12,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$6,297
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Acceptance Rate100%78%
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ACT Composite2219
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ACT English2019
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ACT Math2419
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ACT Writing2018
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Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Soccer, SoftballBaseball, Basketball,
Soccer, Softball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Criminal Justice Association, Multicultural Association of Successful Students, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Psychology/Social Sciences Club, SkillsUSA, Student Ambassadors, Student Government Association, Student Nurses Association, Student Tennessee Education Association

Arts and Music Programs:
Oak Tree Players Drama Club, Sing Team

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cheerleading, Intramural Sports
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Whether you are a student thinking of enrolling, an alumnus catching up on the latest news or a business owner reviewing student resumes, we invite you to view our web site.
  • Opening in 1969, DSCC has worked to improve the quality of higher education in northwest Tennessee. Most experts agree that education is more important today than ever before.
  • DSCC continues to grow to meet the needs of our students; in fact, DSCC was the fastest growing higher education institution in the Tennessee Board of Regents system in 2009.
  • In addition, DSCC boasts some of the most up-to-date educational facilities in the state. In these buildings you will find faculty and staff who pride themselves on providing a supportive environment and on giving students individual attention which helps them succeed. DSCC offers a variety of services to students including financial aid, career counseling and peer tutoring.
  • Dr. Karen A. Bowyer, DSCC President

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Did You Know?
For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,573 per year for in-state students and $14,803 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,844 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 74%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Tennessee community colleges have a diversity score of 0.42, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is Fortis Institute-Nashville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.