Dyersburg State Community College

Tel: (731)286-3200
  • Dyersburg State Community College is one of 45 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents system, the sixth largest system of higher education in the nation. The Tennessee Board of Regents is the governing board for this system which is comprised of six universities, thirteen two-year colleges, and twenty-six Tennessee Technology centers. The TBR system enrolls more than 80 percent of all Tennessee students attending public institutions of higher education.
School Highlights
  • Dyersburg State Community College serves 2,847 students (40% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% 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 is Arkansas Northeastern College (31.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 93 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
Dyersburg State Community College(TN) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty93 staff29 staff
Dyersburg State Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,847 has declined by 20% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,847 students631 students
Dyersburg State Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio31:130:1
Dyersburg State Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,141 students369 students
Dyersburg State Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,706 students262 students
Dyersburg State Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Dyersburg State Community College Enrollment Breakdown TN All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Dyersburg State Community College Asian (2007-2008)
% Hispanic
Dyersburg State Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Dyersburg State Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Dyersburg State Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Dyersburg State Community College More (2010-2016)
Dyersburg State Community College Ethnicity Breakdown TN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.350.42
Dyersburg State Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Dyersburg State Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,000$29,500
Dyersburg State Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,827 is less than the state average of $4,573. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $14,891 is more than the state average of $14,803. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,827$4,573
Dyersburg State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$14,891$14,803
Dyersburg State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition Notes07-08 full-time inst
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%93%
Dyersburg State Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,475$17,000
Dyersburg State Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$6,297
Dyersburg State Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate100%74%
Dyersburg State Community College Percent Admitted (2007-2012)
ACT Total Avg.8657
ACT Composite2219
Dyersburg State Community College ACT Composite (2007-2012)
ACT English2019
Dyersburg State Community College ACT English (2007-2012)
ACT Math2419
Dyersburg State Community College ACT Math (2007-2012)
ACT Writing20-
Dyersburg State Community College ACT Writing (2009-2010)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Since we opened in 1969 we have worked continuously to improve access to and the quality of a higher education in northwest Tennessee. New centers opened in Gibson and Tipton Counties in 1991 and 1996, respectively. Classes were offered off-campus using interactive television beginning in 1993. Now College at Home classes allow asynchronous learning using the Internet. Dyersburg State Community College offers Associate of Science and Associate of Arts degrees for transfer to four-year institutions, Associate of Applied Science degrees, as well as technical and academic certificates, Developmental Studies Program, an Honors Program, Continuing Education Program, seamless transition among institutions through articulation agreements with area high schools, Tennessee Technology Centers, and four-year institutions, a variety of student support services, increased access to education via technology-assisted instruction, distance learning offerings, and course offerings at convenient locations at the Gibson County Center, the Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County, and the Obion County Technical Training and Education Center. Spread across the tree-filled 100-acre campus of Dyersburg State Community College are the E. B. Eller Administration Building, the Dale F. Glover Education Center, the Student Center, the Learning Resource Center, the E. H. Lannom, Jr. Gymnasium and the Maintenance Building. Dyersburg State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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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 77%. 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 0.67. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is Fortis Institute-Nashville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.