Surry Community College

630 S. Main St., Dobson, NC

Surry Community College is located in Dobson, North Carolina in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and services Surry and Yadkin Counties. Founded in 1964, the college is a two-year, comprehensive college with an open-door admissions policy.

We offer thirty-six areas of study, many of which have options for an associate degree, diploma or certificate, as well as online degrees.

In addition, the college serves over 18,000 students in over 1,500 classes through our Corporate and Continuing Education division. This area of the college offers a variety of learning opportunities through "not-for-credit" classes for those looking to take a one-time class for personal enrichment or to expand their knowledge base in a particular area.

In addition to its main campus, the college operates the Workforce Development Center in Mount Airy, the Yadkin Center in Yadkinville, the Pilot Center in Pilot Mountain, and The Elkin Center in Elkin. Offering many of our basic skills, continuing education classes and core curriculum classes, these satellite centers are conveniently located to better serve our communities and students.

Our exceptional faculty and staff provide the knowledge and expertise required for challenging careers or successful transfers to four-year colleges or universities, as well as help prepare students for jobs in vocational, occupational and industry related areas.

Whether you are just graduating from high school, an adult student looking to change careers, or seeking further certification in your current career, Surry Community College will help put you to work faster and provide you with a successful career path.

Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,100. 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

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $2,100-$2,500
    • Out-of-State: $7,400-$8,938
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $72-$86 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $260-$320 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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid76%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships71%$4,160
Receiving Student Loans2%$5,810

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Surry Community College may provide student services including:

  • Online course work available
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for this school compared to community colleges in North Carolina, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 Surry Community CollegeSurry CountyNorth Carolina
Graduation Rate24.3%-20.3%
Transfer-out Rate20.8%-19.8%

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