Dyersburg State Community College

Dyersburg, TN 38024
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Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) is located in Dyersburg, Tennessee. DSCC was established in 1969 and is operated by the Tennessee Board of Regents. Students will be able to earn various associate’s degrees and will also have certificate programs to consider. DSCC even has various online course offerings, making it a very convenient college option for those who are short on time. DSCC considers education to be a gift and it aims to present the gift of knowledge to as many people in the community as possible with many academic opportunities and a safe learning environment for students to enjoy.

The DSCC associate's degree nursing program is a traditional nursing program that can allow students to become registered nurses. There are also advanced placement options available for this program. Current LPNs will be able to make use of the LPN-to-RN track program. Paramedics will also be able to take advantage of the paramedic-to-RN track. Graduates of this nursing program will be fully prepared to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. This nursing program is approved by the Tennessee State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students2,843
Student to Faculty Ratio22:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate50%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 11 72
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 89%


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1971 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1985 - 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$160/credit
In State Students$160/credit
Out of State Students$684/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 $7,200 $7,200 $30,780
ADN 70 $11,200 $11,200 $47,880
BSN 125 $20,000 $20,000 $85,500
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, 98% of Dyersburg State Community 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 60% $4,384
Other Federal Grant 16% $538
State Grant & Scholarships 84% $3,213
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 36% $1,339
Federal Student Loans 14% $2,541
Private Loans -- --


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$4,860
$30,001 to $48,000$5,157
$48,001 to $75,000$7,422
$75,001 to $110,000$9,202
Over $110,000$8,762

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Tennessee state board of nursing.
Dyersburg State Community College
1510 Lake Rd
Dyersburg, TN 38024

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