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 (14.0 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 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,047 students
1,272 students
# Full-Time Students
2,976 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 2,071 students
1,016 students
% American Indian/Alaskan 1%
1%
% Asian 1%
2%
% Hawaiian -
1%
% Hispanic 14%
7%
% Black 2%
12%
% White 82%
66%
% Two or more races -
2%
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
0.45

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,732 is less than the state average of $6,030. 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 $10,175. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,732 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,440 $10,175
Percent Admitted 43%
77%
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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