General Information About Dyersburg State Community College
Dyersburg State Community College serves seven counties adjacent to or near the Mississippi River in West Tennessee where there are enormous opportunities to improve education attainment, employment levels in high-skilled jobs, and per capita income. An open-access, learning-centered institution, Dyersburg State anticipates and responds to the educational needs of individuals through strategic planning and continuous improvement processes. In doing so, the College provides leadership in public service activities, workforce development projects, and educational collaborations designed to cultivate integrity and self worth, to embrace lifelong learning, to promote diversity, and to improve the community at large by producing educated and productive members of society. Moreover, to improve the quality of life in the communities served, the College is strongly committed to developing and promoting civic and cultural opportunities, as well as economic and community development initiatives through partnerships with business and industry. Dyersburg State Community College offers the following: • 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, that respond to emerging career opportunities in health care and technologies and provide workforce education; • A Developmental Studies Program that enhances the skills necessary for success in college-level courses; • An Honors Program that expands students’ thinking and achievement; • A Continuing Education Program that provides educational opportunities for children and adults; • Seamless transition among institutions though articulation agreements with area high schools, Tennessee Technology Centers, and four-year institutions; • A variety of student support services designed to increase the opportunity for success, as well as services to provide access to federal and state financial aid and locally-funded scholarships; • 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. The accomplishment of this mission depends on a faculty and staff who are flexible, highly skilled, technology oriented and learner centered. Dyersburg State Community College remains committed to the education of a non-racially identifiable student body and promotes diversity and access without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 2-year, Public
Special Learning Opportunities
- Distance learning opportunities
- General Education Courses
- Career Services available upon completion
- Dual credit
- Credit for life experiences
- Advanced placement (AP) credits
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Less than 1 year certificate
- Associate's degree
- Town: Remote
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 877 Percent Admitted 100% Men Admitted 100% Women Admitted 100% Full Time Retention Rate 34%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 17 23 English 16 23 Math 16 23 Writing 16 23
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 3,724 Native American 15 Asian 17 African American 706 Hispanic 44 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,927 Enrolled FullTime Graduates