Dyersburg State Community College
Public University|Community College
About Our College
Dyersburg was chosen by the Tennessee State Board of Education in 1967 as the location for the second community college in western Tennessee as part of the state's response to the 1957 Pierce-Albright report to the state's Legislative Council, which led to a plan to place a postsecondary institution within a 30-50 mile of each Tennessee resident. Classes began in 1969 and its first graduates completed degrees in 1971. Its center in Trenton first offered classes in 1991, and the Covington center was founded in 1992.