Dyersburg State Community College: Narrative Description

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1510 Lake Rd.
Dyersburg, TN 38024
Tel: (731)286-3200
Admissions: (731)286-3327
Fax: (731)286-3325
Web Site: http://www.dscc.edu/


State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Tennessee Board of Regents. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 100-acre small town campus with easy access to Memphis. Endowment: $3.2 million. Total enrollment: 2,477. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 24:1. 861 applied, 99% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 19% from top quarter, 52% from top half. Full-time: 1,447 students, 70% women, 30% men. Part-time: 1,030 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 19% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 42% 25 or older, 7% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $1952 full-time, $83 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8049 full-time, $336 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $251 full-time. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 7 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Phi Theta Kappa, Minority Association for Successful Students, Video Club, Psychology Club. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Homecoming. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 44,033 books, 291 microform titles, 85 serials, 2,231 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 501 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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