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Located in the Beautiful Foothills of North Carolina

At Surry Community College, education isn't a one size fits all approach. We strive to provide the knowledge and expertise required to succeed in today's ever changing workforce.

With the mindset that a good career starts with the right education, we are changing the perception of what a community college can be. We help students discover their passion and then build pathways that will not only transform them, but the lives around them.

Surry Community College clock tower
Surry Community College was founded in 1964 and serves Surry and Yadkin counties. The College is a two-year, comprehensive college with an open-door admissions policy.

The College annually serves 3,200 students seeking certificates, diplomas or degrees in a wide range of curriculum programming. Additionally, it serves 18,000 students in more than 1,500 classes through the Workforce, Technology, and Community Education Division. This area of the College offers a variety of learning opportunities from workforce related training to classes for personal enrichment.

In addition to its main campus, the College operates the Center for Public Safety in Mount Airy, the Yadkin Center in Yadkinville, the Pilot Center in Pilot Mountain, and the Elkin Center in Elkin. These strategically located centers offer student access to a variety of educational opportunities including basic skills in reading, math and English, workforce and core curriculum classes, as well as providing support for the respective business and civic communities.

Our Vision

Surry’s exceptional faculty and staff provide the knowledge and expertise required to ensure student readiness for business and industry careers or successful transfer to four-year colleges or universities.

The College continues to be instrumental in developing educational pathways for recent high school graduates, persons making transitions to new careers or those seeking advanced certification in current jobs.

Surry Community College has created an educational network across its service area which enables students to receive an affordable, exceptional education, preparing them for more advanced study or equipping them with skills centered towards the workforce.


Our Mission

Surry Community College's mission is to promote personal growth and community development to a diverse population through excellence in teaching, learning, and service.

Our students are provided a culture of collaboration and cooperation among our faculty, staff, and community stakeholders. While at Surry Community College students will develop a sense of personal responsibility.

Surry Community College is committed to using emerging technologies to enhance students’ learning and to increase institutional research. We are always focused on continuous improvement and research-driven decision making.


Key Facts

Based on Fall 2018 Enrollment

  • 29% of students are enrolled full-time
  • 71% of student are enrolled part-time
  • 62% of students are female
  • 38% of students are male
  • 61% of students reside in Surry County
  • 20% of students reside in Yadkin County
  • 28% of students are 17 or younger

Want to Learn More?

Choosing a college is an important decision, and we’re pleased that you’re interested in Surry Community College.