Dalton State College

650 College Drive, Dalton
GA, 30720-3797
Tel: (706)272-4436
5,047 students
Public institution

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Dalton State College serves Northwest Georgia by offering associate, certificate, and targeted baccalaureate programs of study as well as a wide variety of public service and continuing education activities. Located at the center of the greatest concentration of carpet production in the world, the College is a comprehensive institution, one of only two in the University System authorized to offer a full range of technical programs in addition to the traditional pre-baccalaureate curricula and targeted baccalaureate offerings which meet workforce development needs of the Northwest Georgia area. Through direct and technological collaboration with neighboring technical institutes and other colleges and universities on the one hand, and outreach and cooperation with local preschool, primary, and secondary systems on the other, Dalton State College acts as an educational broker to meet the needs of business and industry and to provide opportunities for all persons within its service area to live self-fulfilling and productive lives.
School Highlights:
Dalton State College serves 5,047 students (59% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 45%.
Dalton State College is the only community colleges within Whitfield County, GA.
The nearest community college is Northwestern Technical College (14 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Dalton State College Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 5,047 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.31 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,047 students
1,303 students
Dalton State College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
2,976 students
834 students
Dalton State College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2,071 students
1,040 students
Dalton State College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Dalton State College sch enrollment Dalton State College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1% 1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Dalton State College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
14%
7%
Dalton State College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
2%
11%
Dalton State College Black (2006-2012)
% White
82%
66%
Dalton State College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
-
2%
Dalton State College More (2010-2011)
Dalton State College sch ethnicity Dalton State College sta ethnicity
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. 0.31 0.44
Dalton State College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,732 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 28% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,440 is more than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,732 $5,890
Dalton State College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,440 $10,050
Dalton State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 43% 78%
SAT Total Avg. 950 940
SAT Reading 480 465
SAT Math 470 475
ACT English 20 19
ACT Math 20 20
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Chartered in 1963 as the 24th member institution of the University System of Georgia, Dalton State has steadily grown in size and breadth to meet the educational needs of Northwest Georgia. Currently enrolling more than 4200 students from Georgia, Tennessee, and 35 nations, DSC offers a wide variety of one and two-year technical programs, and an equally broad array of two-year transfer associate degree programs. But the biggest recent development has been the addition of a focused group of bachelor's degrees, designed to meet the high priority needs of the region. Today, Dalton State College offers baccalaureate degrees in Early Childhood Education, Social Work, Management, Marketing Systems, Management Information Systems, Technology Management, Industrial Operations Management,Accounting, Biology and Mathematics. In conjunction with our academic programs, DSC offers many services that can help our students achieve success. An Academic and Career Enhancement Center, a Math Lab, a Writing Lab, an Evening and Extended Campus Office, an expanded and well-equipped Library, a variety of computer labs, and a full array of student clubs and organizations help provide a warm, personal, and invigorating climate for learning on our picturesque, well-maintained campus. And if a special purpose short course, workshop, or seminar is among your needs, our Center for Continuing Education offers over 400 such non-credit programs to more than 8,000 persons annually. Dalton State College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate and Bachelor's degrees.

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Did You Know?
For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,196 per year for in-state students and $5,008 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $10,155 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 69%. 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 0.57, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Gwinnett College-Lilburn. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.