Daytona State College

Daytona Beach, FL 32114
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Daytona State College (DSC) is located in Daytona Beach, Florida and it is a member institution of the Florida College System. The school was established in 1957 and is a publicly-funded college. This is a renowned school for many different reasons. It has a successful athletics department and it is also known for being an exceptional academic institution. DSC is accredited to award both associate and bachelor degrees by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. There are many different areas of study for students to pursue. DSC serves close to 30,000 students annually, making it a very large school. It has advanced facilities and provides students with a good environment for learning.

Nursing courses are a big part of DSC and many options are available to prospective students. Students can pursue an associate of science in nursing, a bachelor of science in nursing, practical nursing, or even certified nursing assistant programs. All of the programs are held to a very high standard and they seek to provide students with an optimal learning experience. Courses are designed to help students to achieve excellence as professional nurses. Practical skills will be the main focus, as well as understanding how to meet the dynamic healthcare needs of many different types of patients. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students13,970
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 36 204
Bachelor's degree 5 74
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 3 14
Certificate 6 34
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 82.9%
  • NCLEX-RN: 87.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1963 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1985 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
02/01/2015 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$102/credit
In State Students$102/credit
Out of State Students$399/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $4,590 $4,590 $17,955
ADN 70 $7,140 $7,140 $27,930
BSN 125 $12,750 $12,750 $49,875
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 76% of Daytona State College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 57% $4,361
Other Federal Grant 1% $830
State Grant & Scholarships 27% $1,671
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 16% $3,120
Federal Student Loans 16% $3,945
Private Loans -- $9,934


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$5,809
$30,001 to $48,000$6,254
$48,001 to $75,000$8,367
$75,001 to $110,000$10,198
Over $110,000$10,522

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.
Daytona State College
1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

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