Surry Community College

  • 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 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 38%.
  • Surry Community College is the only community colleges within Surry County, NC.
  • The nearest community college to Surry Community College is Wilkes Community College (31.0 miles away).

Top Placements

Surry Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in North Carolina for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 202 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Surry Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty202 staff139 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 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Surry Community College diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,294 students2,380 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:119:1
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# Full-Time Students1,413 students1,019 students
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# Part-Time Students1,881 students1,361 students
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
6%
6%
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% Black
3%
21%
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% White
86%
62%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
3%
6%
Diversity Score0.250.56
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College Completion Rate
23%
16%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,800$27,500
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,412 is less than the state average of $3,911. 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 $9,514. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,412$3,911
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,556$9,514
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid74%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2010)$6,625$8,500
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,000$5,500
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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 $3,911 per year for in-state students and $9,514 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,515 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 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Fayetteville Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.