Dyersburg State Community College

  • 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 to Dyersburg State Community College is Arkansas Northeastern College (31.1 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 93 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Dyersburg State Community College(TN) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty93 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 31:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Dyersburg State Community College 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
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Student : Teacher Ratio31:130:1
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# Full-Time Students1,141 students369 students
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# Part-Time Students1,706 students262 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
-
2%
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% Hispanic
3%
3%
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% Black
16%
17%
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% White
79%
74%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.350.42
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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 $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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$14,891$14,803
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Tuition Notes07-08 full-time inst
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%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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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?
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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.