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President's Message

Welcome to Daytona State College – You Belong Here.

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At Daytona State College, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to pursue their dreams through the power of education, and we will do everything within our power to help you achieve them. The college is dedicated to removing obstaclesinspiring hope and confidence, and making the personal connections that convince our students they not only belong in college, they belong here, at Daytona State.

Whether you’re considering Daytona State as a student, a parent, or are exploring options that will further advance your career, you’ll find we offer something for everyone. DSC’s degree and certificate programs are as diverse as our student body and provide the education and skills training that are in demand for the workforce of today and tomorrow.

Our high-quality academic programs, outstanding faculty dedicated to teaching, and small class sizes ensure our students get the attention and support to help them succeed, and we are proud to consistently earn high marks from U.S. News & World Report. Daytona State has been ranked among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs nine years in a row and we are also recognized as one of the best colleges for military veterans. These are rankings that emphasize both the quality and affordability of the education you’ll receive here.

Our programs are tailored to meet the needs of our workforce and reflect the evolving economic needs of the communities we serve. We have recently added a BS in Accounting, expanded our nursing and healthcare offerings with new scholarship opportunities and renovated facilities, and offer unique specializations in growing industries such as 3-D Manufacturing and Hospitality Beverage Science. Daytona State is also home to Florida’s first chapter of the Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME), a collaborative effort between DSC and local manufacturers designed to match students in our AS Engineering Technology program with job opportunities in the community.

Our students, who number about 25,000 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 assist you in your college experience from wherever you are in life. I applaud you for making the smart choice and taking the next step toward your goals, and I hope to see you here at Daytona State College.

Thomas LoBasso, Ed.D.