Dalton State College

  • 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 5,118 students (62% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 58%.

Top Rankings

Dalton State College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Georgia for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 180 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Dalton State College(GA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse FieldsAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 years but < 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty180 staff94 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Dalton State College has grown by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The Dalton State College diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment5,118 students2,712 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio28:130:1
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# Full-Time Students3,190 students1,008 students
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# Part-Time Students1,928 students1,704 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
363461
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% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
25%
7%
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% Black
4%
35%
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% White
65%
42%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
9%
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Diversity Score0.510.69
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,200$29,600
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,982 is less than the state average of $4,048. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,038 is more than the state average of $7,714. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,982$4,048
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,038$7,714
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$15,000$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,625
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Acceptance Rate (Year 2013)43%53%
SAT Total Avg.950925
SAT Reading480470
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SAT Math470455
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ACT Total Avg.4036
ACT English2018
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ACT Math2018
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Source: 2019 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Dalton State College is Northwestern Technical College (14.4 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,048 per year for in-state students and $7,714 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,609 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 73%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Georgia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.69, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Gwinnett Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.