Darton State College

2400 Gillionville Rd
Albany, GA 31707
Tel: (229)317-6000
6,370 students
Public institution
Darton College is a comprehensive community-oriented institution within the University System of Georgia. Its principle mission is to provide educational programs, services, and opportunities to eligible citizens of southwest Georgia.
School Highlights
Darton State College serves 6,370 students (49% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 56%.
Darton State College is one of 2 community colleges within Dougherty County, GA.
The nearest community college is Albany Technical College (3.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 172 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
College Darton State College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 172 staff
61 staff
Darton State College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 6,370 has grown by 28% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.57 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,370 students 1,315 students
Darton State College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 37:1
Darton State College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 3,135 students
815 students
Darton State College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,235 students
1,061 students
Darton State College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Darton State College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Darton State College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Darton State College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Darton State College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Darton State College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
Darton State College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Darton State College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.57 0.70
Darton State College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,241 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,021 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,241 $5,590
Darton State College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,021 $10,086
Darton State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 457 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91%
Darton State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2006 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Darton College in Albany, Georgia, is a two-year college of the University System of Georgia offering Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees, and one-year certificate programs. The modern classrooms and labs, as well as the beautifully landscaped 180-acre campus, offer students a perfect college setting. The arts - music, theater, photography, and literature are alive and well at Darton. Intercollegiate athletic programs are offered in men's and women's soccer and swimming: women's basketball and softball; and men's baseball and golf. Intramural activities and clubs for almost every interest are also available. Darton College's faculty and staff take pride in Darton's record of academic excellence and the philosophy of a student-centered education. The college offers 73 two-year transfer and career associate degrees. In addition, Darton offers distance learning courses through local Channel 19 telecasts, web-based instruction, GSAMS video-conferencing, and at selected regional sites off the main campus. Darton College has a strong presence in state distance learning initiatives, and its core curriculum courses in many programs of study are available through distance learning options. Darton College currently offers 16 complete degrees. We are a leader in providing distance learning options to advance your career. Our fully accredited online degree programs are designed for your success. Our online Associate of Science degrees are delivered on the Internet with WebCT. You'll attend class online, with convenience and flexibility that works around your hectic work and family schedule. Darton College provides online learners with free technical support, advising, and student services. Get started on your degree today and get on the path to better opportunities.

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Did You Know?
For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,969 per year for in-state students and $6,303 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,315 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 67%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Georgia community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Georgia is The Art Institute of Atlanta. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.