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President's Message

Welcome to Daytona State College – where learning for life is our way of life.

Presidents PictureWhether you're a student, a parent, a supporter or someone interested in exploring our institution, you'll find remarkable opportunities at DSC to enrich lives and open doors. We offer pathways to exciting careers, further education, in-demand skills training and personal enrichment.

Daytona State has distinguished itself with high-quality academic programs, outstanding faculty dedicated to teaching, and small class sizes that ensure our students get the attention and support to help them succeed.

This year, we offer new programs that reflect the evolving economic and workforce needs of our communities. They include an Associate of Science in Engineering Technology that provides a smooth pathway to a Bachelor's in Engineering Technology for those who have earned certificates in a variety of technical and computer science disciplines. Other new additions include certificates in Phlebotomy, Beverage Science and an advanced technical certificate in Project Management that can lead to enhanced career opportunities across a variety of industries. We're also proud to offer a new Associate of Science in Broadcast Television Production, leveraging the power of WDSC TV 15 to introduce student to live productions of Falcon sporting events, including our newest men's and women's soccer competition to kick off in a newly constructed sports complex slated to open this fall.

As a college community, we're proud that Daytona State consistently earns high marks from U. S. News & World Report due to top-notch faculty, smart technology and focused student engagement. We rank among the nation's Best Online Bachelor's Programs, and have earned a similar placement for Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans. That goes along with placing among the Top 100 Associate Degree Producers in America and, in Florida, earning the top spot for undergraduate elementary-education bachelor's programs.

Our students, who number about 28,000 a year, can expand their college experience with many student services and activities, including:

On our campuses you'll also find the internationally recognized Southeast Museum of Photography, a state-of-the-art fitness and aquatic facility and two theaters that host theatrical, musical and dance productions throughout the year.

Let us know if we can help you join in the Daytona State College experience from where ever you are in life. I applaud you for making the smart choice and taking the next step toward your goals.


Thomas LoBasso, Ed.D.