Darton State College

2400 Gillionville Rd
Albany, GA 31707-3098
Tel: (229)317-6000
  • 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 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • Darton State College is one of 2 community colleges within Dougherty County, GA.
  • The nearest community college is Albany Technical College (3.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 199 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
Darton State College (GA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 years but < 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 199 staff 98 staff
Darton State College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 5,623 has declined by 7% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,623 students 2,485 students
Darton State College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1 27:1
Darton State College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 2,629 students 1,092 students
Darton State College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 2,994 students 1,393 students
Darton State College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Darton State College Enrollment Breakdown GA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
461 461
Darton State College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
Darton State College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Darton State College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Darton State College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Darton State College White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Darton State College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Darton State College Ethnicity Breakdown GA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.53 0.65
Darton State College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Darton State College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2014)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $33,800 $30,100
Darton State College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,502 is more than the state average of $3,413. 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 $7,181. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,502 $3,413
Darton State College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,428 $7,181
Darton State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92% 93%
Darton State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $14,287 $12,875
Darton State College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $7,713 $5,574
Darton State College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 84% 80%
SAT Total Avg. 863 925
SAT Reading 435 470
SAT Math 428 455
ACT Total Avg. 51 54
ACT Composite 17 18
ACT English 17 18
ACT Math 17 18
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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Did You Know?
For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,413 per year for in-state students and $7,181 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,212 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 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 0.65, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Georgia Perimeter College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.