Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at DSCC are mostly White with a sizeable Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 29% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Dyersburg State Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 71%
Black 23%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 0%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 111% more female students than male students enrolled at Dyersburg State Community College with a gender ratio of 68% women to 32% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, DSCC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Dyersburg State Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 32%
Women 68%
Enrollment by gender for Dyersburg State Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 957
Women 2,020

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

DSCC serves a very low number of students outside of Tennessee, with 98 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Dyersburg State Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 98%
Out of State 2%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$46,950 per year

60% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
2,977
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 24%
Part time Undergrads 36.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=220057 IPEDS survey data for Dyersburg State Community College.