Daytona State College
|Motto||Scientia potentia est (Latin)|
Motto in English
|Knowledge is power|
|President||Dr. Tom LoBasso|
|Students||18,013 total (2010 Spring)
|Location||Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S.|
|Colors||Blue and white|
|Athletics||NJCAA Region 8, Mid-Florida Conference
7 sports teams
Daytona State College is a public state college located in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States, and is a member institution of the Florida College System. DSC competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Mid-Florida Conference (Region VIII) in seven sports, including softball, baseball, men's and women's swimming, women's golf, men's basketball, and women's basketball. As of 2011, DSC held eight NJCAA Team National Championship titles.
DSC is home to the Southeast Museum of Photography, and has partnered with the Volusia and Flagler County school districts to form the Advanced Technology College, which allows high school juniors and seniors to earn college credits via dual enrollment. DSC offers the Associate of Arts and various Associate of Science degrees, and as of 2014 offered six bachelor's degrees: the Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. As of 2014, it served nearly 30,000 students annually.
The Florida Legislature authorized Daytona Beach Junior College as one of Florida's first comprehensive colleges in 1957. Its three divisions – college credit, adult education, and the Mary Karl Vocational School – functioned as separate entities under Volusia County Schools, although they all were administered by the college's president. Volusia County Junior College was founded simultaneously as a school for African Americans; at its inception Daytona Beach was all-white (at the time there were no integrated colleges in the state). Following the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Volusia was closed in 1965, and its students were given the option of enrolling at Daytona Beach. Those who did found an unhospitable atmosphere, and while 450 students transferred in 1965-66, black enrollment in 1966-67 was under 100.
In 1968, the Florida Legislature combined Daytona Beach Junior College's divisions into a single administrative unit under a District Board of Trustees independent of Volusia County Schools. In 1971, the college was renamed Daytona Beach Community College.
Daytona Beach Community College became a four-year college in 2006, when it offered its first bachelor's degree, the Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management. In 2008, the college was renamed as Daytona Beach College, then a month later renamed as Daytona State College, reflecting its transition to a four-year institution offering workforce baccalaureate degrees. The college began offering Bachelor of Science in Education degrees in spring 2009, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology degrees in fall 2010, and bachelor's degrees in Nursing and Information Technology in January 2014.
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