Darton State College

  • 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 to Darton State College is Albany Technical College (3.1 miles away).

Top Placements

Darton State College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Georgia for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 199 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Darton State College(GA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty199 staff94 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Darton State College has stayed relatively flat 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 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5,623 students2,588 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio28:127:1
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# Full-Time Students2,629 students1,115 students
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# Part-Time Students2,994 students1,473 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
461461
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
3%
5%
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% Black
33%
33%
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% White
60%
48%
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% Non Resident races
2%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
9%
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Diversity Score0.530.65
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College Completion Rate
13%
26%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,800$29,600
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,428$7,181
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$14,287$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,713$5,500
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Acceptance Rate (Year 2007)84%67%
SAT Reading435470
SAT Math (Year 2007)428455
ACT Composite (Year 2007)1717
ACT English (Year 2007)1717
ACT Math (Year 2007)1717
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 $14,834 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 70%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Georgia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.65, which is equal to the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Georgia Perimeter College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.