Welcome to Dyersburg State Community College!

About Us

Dyersburg State Community College focuses on student learning and offers high-quality academic programs that allow you to complete your first two years of college coursework at about one-half the cost of attending a public four-year institution.

Dyersburg State also offers career programs that provide the skills you need to enter the job market or upgrade your current skills. In addition, the College offers several certificate programs that prepare students for specific, high-demand occupations.

Vision & Mission

Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) is an open-access higher education institution that seeks to provide high quality educational opportunities through its excellent technical and transfer degree programs, certificates, and workforce development initiatives. The College provides leadership in public service and collaborations with education, business, and industry partners to promote diversity and improve society at large through education. DSCC focuses on innovative approaches to student success and academic excellence. The College is strongly committed to the development of economic and community partnerships and civic and cultural opportunities.

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Dr. Scott Cook, President of DSCC

President's Message

On behalf of the faculty and staff of Dyersburg State Community College, it is my honor to welcome you to our college. For over fifty years, DSCC has been the college of choice for residents of the Dyersburg area who wish to pursue both rewarding and fulfilling careers through workforce-ready certificate and degree programs, who seek upskill training, or who desire exceptional preparation for university transfer with a personal touch. Regardless of your objective, we are committed to student success and dedicated to helping students accomplish their goals.

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Dyersburg State Community College provides educational opportunities through its home campus in Dyersburg, the Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County in Covington, and the Henry County Center in Paris.

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Data &


In 2023, DSCC grew faster than any community college in the state.


In Fall 2023, 1 out of every three students at DSCC was an adult learner (age 23+).

First Time
Full Time

The three year graduation rate for first time, full-time students at DSCC has doubled over the past decade.

Taking Care
of Health

47% of all degrees and certificates awarded at DSCC in 2022-2023 were in healthcare programs.

The Dyersburg

On June 13, 1967, the State Board of Education selected Dyersburg for location of the second community college in West Tennessee. A portion of Okeena Park was chosen as the site, and ground breaking ceremonies were conducted on May 29, 1968. Dr. E. B. Eller, educator and former assistant commissioner of instruction in the State Department of Education, was selected as the first president. In February 1969, temporary offices were opened in a small frame building in the east portion of the campus. A classroom building was completed by the fall of 1969, and the other buildings on the Dyersburg campus were ready by the end of the year. The first class graduated in June, 1971.