• 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 4,794 students (61% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 53%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,794 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,982
  • Out-state tuition: $12,038
  • Acceptance Rate: 43%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 34%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 360 teachers has grown by 100% over five years.
Dalton State College
(GA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 years but < 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
360 staff
209 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Dalton State College has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
The Dalton State College diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,794 students
2,400 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,937 students
882 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,857 students
1,518 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
387 students
245 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,937 students
940 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
71 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,857 students
1,740 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
37 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
363 students
654 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
22%
8%
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% Black
3%
31%
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% White
66%
47%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
3%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
7%
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Diversity Score
0.51
0.67
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
44%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
5.46%
3.17%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,200
$29,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,982 is more than the state average of $3,488. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,038 is more than the state average of $7,256. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,982
$3,488
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$12,038
$7,256
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
90%
94%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$13,200
$12,139
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
43%
63%
SAT Total Avg.
950
915
SAT Reading
480
465
SAT Math
470
450
SAT Writing
n/a
465
ACT Total Avg.
40
36
ACT Composite
n/a
18
ACT English
20
18
ACT Math
20
18
ACT Writing
n/a
7
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Dalton State College cost?

Dalton State College's tuition is approximately $3,982 for In-State students and $12,038 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Dalton State College?

The acceptance rate of Dalton State College is 43%, which is lower than the state average of 63%.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,794 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,982
  • Out-state tuition: $12,038
  • Acceptance Rate: 43%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 34%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,488 per year for in-state students and $7,256 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,183 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Georgia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.67, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Sanford-Brown College-Atlanta. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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