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  • 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 2,650 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,650 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,338
  • Out-state tuition: $16,914
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 22%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Dyersburg State Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 233 teachers has grown by 150% over five years.
Dyersburg State Community College
(TN) 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
Private, for profit
Total Faculty
233 staff
81 staff
This chart display total faculty of Dyersburg State Community College and community college average number of faculty in TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Dyersburg State Community College has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five years.
The Dyersburg State Community College diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,650 students
2,098 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Dyersburg State Community College and community college average number of enrollment of TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Dyersburg State Community College and community college average student staff ratio of TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Students
1,129 students
638 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,521 students
1,460 students
This chart display the total number of Part-time students enrollment of Dyersburg State Community College and average number of community college Part-time students enrollment of TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Dyersburg State Community College.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of TN.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
177 students
406 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,129 students
638 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of Dyersburg State Community College and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
8 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,521 students
1,612 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
12 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
195 students
% Asian
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Dyersburg State Community College and the percentage of Asian community college students in TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Hispanic
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Dyersburg State Community College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Black
15%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Dyersburg State Community College and the percentage of Black community college students in TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% White
78%
73%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Dyersburg State Community College and the percentage of White community college students in TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Two or more races
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Dyersburg State Community College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Unknown races
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Dyersburg State Community College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in TN.
Diversity Score
0.37
0.44
This chart display the diversity score of Dyersburg State Community College and the community college average diversity score of TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
24%
30%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Dyersburg State Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.37%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$29,000
$29,000
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Dyersburg State Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of TN by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,338 is less than the state average of $5,142. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $16,914 is more than the state average of $15,666. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,338
$5,142
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Dyersburg State Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$16,914
$15,666
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Dyersburg State Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Tuition Notes
Fees 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 www.dscc.edu
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
99%
96%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Dyersburg State Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$6,900
$11,730
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Dyersburg State Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,500
$5,250
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Dyersburg State Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in TN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
100%
99%
This chart display the percent admitted of Dyersburg State Community College and the community college average percent admitted of TN by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
SAT Reading
n/a
415
SAT Math
n/a
455
SAT Writing
n/a
469
ACT Composite
22
19
This chart display the ACT Composite score of Dyersburg State Community College and the community college average ACT Composite score of TN by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
ACT English
20
19
This chart display the ACT English score of Dyersburg State Community College and the community college average ACT English score of TN by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
ACT Math
24
18
This chart display the ACT Math score of Dyersburg State Community College and the community college average ACT Math score of TN by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
ACT Writing
20
18
This chart display the ACT Writing score of Dyersburg State Community College and the community college average ACT Writing score of TN by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports
Sports
Baseball, 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: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Dyersburg State Community College cost?

Dyersburg State Community College's tuition is approximately $4,338 for In-State students and $16,914 for Out-State students.

What schools are Dyersburg State Community College often compared to?

Dyersburg State Community Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like Chattanooga State Community College by visitors of our site.

What is the acceptance rate of Dyersburg State Community College?

The acceptance rate of Dyersburg State Community College is 100%, which is higher than the state average of 99%.

What sports does Dyersburg State Community College offer?

Dyersburg State Community College offers 4 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer and Softball.

What is Dyersburg State Community College's ranking?

Dyersburg State Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Tennessee for: Percent of students receiving financial aid and Least debt for graduating students.

School Calendar

View the Dyersburg State Community College yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

  • Event Date
  • Last day to drop a first spring session class with a grade of "W" or change to audit February 15, 2023 (Wednesday)
  • Spring Break March 06, 2023 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,650 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,338
  • Out-state tuition: $16,914
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 22%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,142 per year for in-state students and $15,666 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,551 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Tennessee community colleges have a diversity score of 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is William R Moore College of Technology. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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