Surry Community College

630 S. Main St.
Dobson, NC 27017-8432
Tel: (336)386-8121
  • 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 3,294 students (43% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • Surry Community College is the only community colleges within Surry County, NC.
  • The nearest community college is Wilkes Community College (31.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 202 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Surry Community College (NC) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 202 staff 122 staff
Surry Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 3,294 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 38% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,294 students 2,273 students
Surry Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 20:1
Surry Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 1,413 students 967 students
Surry Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 1,881 students 1,306 students
Surry Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Surry Community College Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Surry Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Surry Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Surry Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Surry Community College White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Surry Community College Non Resident (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Surry Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.25 0.55
Surry Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Surry Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $28,800 $27,500
Surry Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,412 is less than the state average of $3,902. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,556 is less than the state average of $9,562. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,412 $3,902
Surry Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,556 $9,562
Surry Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 74% 79%
Surry Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $6,626 $10,500
Surry Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2009-2010)
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,000 $6,092
Surry Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2014)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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.

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,902 per year for in-state students and $9,562 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,051 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 73%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.