630 S. Main St.
Dobson, NC 27017
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • The mission of Surry Community College is to promote personal growth and community development through excellence in teaching, learning, and service.

School Highlights

Surry Community College serves 3,382 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is higher than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 45%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,382 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,412
  • Out-state tuition: $8,556
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 27%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Surry Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 319 teachers has grown by 56% over five years.
Surry Community College
(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
319 staff
256 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Surry Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The Surry Community College diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,382 students
2,330 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,134 students
727 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,248 students
1,603 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
268 students
277 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,134 students
727 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
35 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,248 students
1,603 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
617 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
17%
12%
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% Black
3%
21%
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% White
73%
55%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
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% Unknown races
4%
4%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score
0.44
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.23%
1.51%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.63%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$28,800
$27,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,412 is less than the state average of $3,923. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,556 is less than the state average of $9,541. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,412
$3,923
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,556
$9,541
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
97%
76%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Surry Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in NC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2010)
$6,625
$7,500
Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,000
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Surry Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in NC by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
60%
SAT Reading
n/a
488
SAT Math
n/a
498
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
13
ACT Math
n/a
16
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Surry Community College is a public, community-centered, comprehensive community college with an open-door admissions policy. It is a member institution of the North Carolina Community College System with a primary service area of Surry and Yadkin counties. The College offers educational programs which lead to associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. It also offers a variety of learning opportunities and services through continuing education offerings. The college offers programs and services at Dobson campus, Yadkin Center campus, and at other locations throughout Surry and Yadkin Counties. Surry Community College curriculum programs lead to the following academic degrees: Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.), Associate in Science Degree (A.S.), Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) and Associate in General Education Degree (A.G.E.). Students who complete the A.A. or A.S. degree, including the general education core and appropriate electives, are assured that their credits will transfer to the University of North Carolina System schools. Diploma programs are designed to prepare students for initial employment in skilled occupations, to retrain skilled workers for new occupations, and to provide skill upgrading for one's advancement in current occupations. Most of these diploma programs require one year of participation on a full-time basis to complete, although courses can be taken on a part-time basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Surry Community College cost?

Surry Community College's tuition is approximately $2,412 for In-State students and $8,556 for Out-State students.

What is Surry Community College's ranking?

Surry Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in North Carolina for: Percent of students receiving financial aid.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,382 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,412
  • Out-state tuition: $8,556
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 27%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,923 per year for in-state students and $9,541 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,438 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 score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Richmond Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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