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DCCC Recertified as Achieving the Dream Leader College

DCCC Recognized For its Commitment to Student Success

Thomasville, N.C. October 7, 2015 Davidson County Community College is pleased to announce its re-certification as an Achieving the Dream Leader College. This re-certification recognizes DCCC for its commitment to improving student achievement and equality.

In 2011, DCCC was ranked in the top 10 percent of community colleges in the nation and chosen to compete for a new $1 million award from The Aspen Institute. Three years later, DCCC is again being recognized for their commitment to improving student success and equality, and demonstrating measurable gains on important student success metrics. DCCC is considered a leading college that exemplifies the philosophy of Achieving the Dream: lasting change that helps more students achieve their goals.

As a college, DCCC has increased student achievement and made student success central to its mission. During the 2014-2015 school year, DCCC had 1,550 graduates. Graduates earned a total of 600 associate degrees, 217 diplomas, and 1,554 certificates (IPEDS).

President, Mary Rittling states, “Everyone at DCCC understands that students are the central focus in all that we do. The success of our students is what inspires the faculty and staff to work hard each day. We are proud of the Achieving the Dream Recognition and strive to demonstrate our commitment to these values everyday.” DCCC continues to serve as a national leader in the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network that helps more community college students thrive. The Network’s success means much more than a personal goal secured. It means improved skills, better employability, and economic growth for communities and our nation as a whole.



About Davidson Community College

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 and is looking forward to serving students in Davidson and Davie counties for many years to come. The college is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College at https://www.davidsondavie.edu.