Daytona State College, located in Daytona Beach, Florida, was founded in 1957 as Daytona Beach Junior College. The school merged with Volusia County Community College in 1965, and changed its name in 1971 to Daytona Beach Community College. Over the years the school expanded to offer more programs and unified the two campuses. By 2006 the school began offering bachelor degrees, and in 2008 changed its name yet again, this time to Daytona State College to better reflect the changes and offerings the school provides. Daytona State College is part of the Florida College System which is comprised of a large number of two and four year public institutions. The school has been an active participant in local development, offering support in economic and cultural development.
Daytona State College provides certificates, associate degrees and bachelor's degrees to aspiring students. Certificate and associate programs provide career and technical training, giving students the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed. Graduates of such programs will be prepared to enter the workforce immediately. Associate level academic programs will fulfill the first two years of a four year education, allowing transfer into a four year program upon completion, particularly with colleges and universities in the Florida College System. Bachelor degree programs offered at the schools cover very specific areas of study, with new programs receiving accreditation and implementation as needed.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Daytona State College has an open admissions policy allowing any adult individual to enroll by completing the application for admission. Students must also submit all pertinent transcripts and test scores. Students must also take an evaluation exam in order to be placed, unless ACT or SAT scores are provided. Individuals interested in enrolling in one of the bachelor degree programs must complete a separate application that will be reviewed by the admissions office and considered for acceptance based on program criteria. Financial aid is available in the form of grants and loans. Students in need of aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after which eligibility and awards will be determined. Some students may eligible for scholarships which generally require a separate application and have their own criterion for awarding funds.
The Daytona State College Falcons participate in a number of intercollegiate athletics through the National Junior College Athletic Association's (NJCAA) Suncoast Conference. Athletic programs provide students with a healthy competitive atmosphere, allowing for the development of skills that may prove useful in a student's future. These skills include discipline, healthy living habits, and teamwork.
Athletic programs offered:
- Baseball (Men Only)
- Softball (Women Only)
- Swimming and Diving
- Golf (Women Only)
In addition the school provides athletic and training facilities that may be used by students regardless of their affiliation with an athletic program. These include the aquatic center, the fitness center, a baseball field and golf course.
Clubs and Organizations
Daytona State College has a large number of clubs and organizations in place to assist students who wish to meet others with similar interests. These clubs allow for the exchange of ideas and the socializing of students for reasons that may or may not extend beyond the school. Many clubs hold events or participate in school activities. Others allow students to engage in the running of the club, or even participate in school politics. Students are encouraged to view the school directory of clubs and organizations and join those which pique his or her interests.
Clubs and organizations at Daytona State College include:
- Catalyst Club
- Environmental Club
- Dance Club
- Surf Club
- Table Tennis Club
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,700. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $3,100-$3,800
- Out-of-State: $12,000-$14,640
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $100-$120 per unit
- Out-of-State: $410-$490 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||84%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||77%||$4,554|
|Receiving Student Loans||38%||$4,005|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 25%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Daytona State College may provide student services including:
- Distance learning
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assisting students to find work
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for DSC, versus those community colleges in Florida, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program (more info)
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1979)
- Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1996)
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1995)
- Physical Therapy Assistant (P.T.A.) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (since 1998)
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1985)
- Compare all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Florida
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Daytona State College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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