2400 Gillionville Rd
Albany, GA 31707
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • 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 5,623 students (47% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 56%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,623 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,502
  • Out-state tuition: $9,428
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 28:1
  • Minority enrollment: 40%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Darton State College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 199 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
Darton State College
(GA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
199 staff
209 staff
This chart display total faculty of Darton State College and community college average number of faculty in GA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Darton State College has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Darton State College diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,623 students
2,470 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
28:1
15:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Darton State College and community college average student staff ratio of GA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
# Full-Time Students
2,629 students
929 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,994 students
1,541 students
This chart display the total number of Part-time students enrollment of Darton State College and average number of community college Part-time students enrollment of GA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Darton State College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
471 students
234 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,629 students
1,116 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of Darton State College and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of GA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
56 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,994 students
1,839 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
35 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
461 students
506 students
This chart display the dormitory capacity of Darton State College and the community college average dormitory capacity of GA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
3%
8%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Darton State College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in GA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Black
33%
33%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Darton State College and the percentage of Black community college students in GA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% White
60%
44%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Darton State College and the percentage of White community college students in GA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Two or more races
n/a
2%
% Non Resident races
2%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Darton State College and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in GA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Unknown races
1%
8%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Darton State College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in GA.
Diversity Score
0.53
0.68
This chart display the diversity score of Darton State College and the community college average diversity score of GA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
13%
27%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Darton State College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of GA by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
3.17%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,800
$29,500
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Darton State College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of GA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,502 is less than the state average of $3,753. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,428 is more than the state average of $7,419. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,502
$3,753
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Darton State College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of GA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$9,428
$7,419
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Darton State College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of GA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
92%
91%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Darton State College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in GA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$14,287
$12,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Darton State College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in GA by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,713
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Darton State College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in GA by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
84%
72%
SAT Reading (Year 2007)
435
470
SAT Math (Year 2007)
428
455
SAT Writing
n/a
465
ACT Composite (Year 2007)
17
17
ACT English (Year 2007)
17
17
ACT Math (Year 2007)
17
17
ACT Writing
n/a
7
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Darton State College cost?

Darton State College's tuition is approximately $3,502 for In-State students and $9,428 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Darton State College?

The acceptance rate of Darton State College is 84%, which is higher than the state average of 72%.

What is Darton State College's ranking?

Darton State College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Georgia for: Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,623 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,502
  • Out-state tuition: $9,428
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 28:1
  • Minority enrollment: 40%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,753 per year for in-state students and $7,419 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,341 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 75%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Georgia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Gwinnett Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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