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Dalton State College

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Founded in 1967, Dalton State College was founded as Dalton Junior College. The first incoming class had only around 500 students. As the 24th institution of the University System of Georgia at the time, the college kept expanding its curriculum to meet the needs of a growing student body. In 1998, the college adopted its current name and opened the door to its bachelor’s degree programs. The college now offers bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and a wide range of certificate programs.

Bachelor’s and associate degrees can be earned within the following schools: School of Education; School of Nursing; School of Liberal Arts; School of Technology; School of Sciences & Mathematics; School of Business; and, School of Social Work. The School of Education offers a Bachelor of Science in Education as well as related associate’s degrees. With an associate degree, students can easily transfer into the college’s bachelor’s degree program for education. The School of Nursing provides students the knowledge for obtaining an Associate of Science in Nursing for entry into the high-demand, healthcare workforce. The School of Liberal Arts offers a Bachelor of Arts in English or English Education. In addition, students may choose the associate of arts degree in one of the following major fields of study: English, foreign language, general studies, or communication. The School of Technology consists of two departments: technical studies and health occupations. Both departments offer a variety of major fields of study to consider, in which students can earn either an associate degree or a certificate. The School of Sciences & Mathematics provides students the option of a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics or Mathematics Education, or associate degrees in one of the following areas of study: computer science, information systems, general studies, or mathematics. The School of Business provides students the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of business administration, leading to entry-level positions in the wide world of commerce. Lastly, the School of Social Work gives students the option of a bachelor’s degree or an associate degree in the field of social work.

In addition to traditional, in-person classes, Dalton offers online classes, adult education, continuing education for all ages, and the opportunity to study abroad in countries such as France, Germany, Russia, Spain, Italy, England, and Ireland.

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The institution is open to all students interested in furthering their education who have graduated with a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Most prospective students will complete the following steps:

  1. Apply online or download an application for admission (there may be fees associated with the application)
  2. Submit proof of immunizations
  3. Send transcripts (high school or prior college)
  4. Take the COMPASS college placement exam
  5. Apply for financial aid (if needed)
  6. Schedule an orientation

International students should fill out the international application and submit it to the college. For further admission instructions, international students should visit the school’s website and navigate to the relevant pages.

Financial Aid

Dalton provides a number of financial aid options, including federal grants, scholarships, Georgia HOPE Programs, veteran benefits, student loans, and work study programs. All students are required to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for any form of aid. The college’s website provides detailed information about all financial aid available, as well as instructions on how to apply for each.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5990th for the average student loan amount.
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Over the years, the college has adapted to serve the needs of a wide range of students, including high school graduates, transfer students, international students, home-schooled students, transient students, and working professionals. To accommodate students who may have more demands on their time than others, the school offers part-time status, evening and online classes, and weekend courses.

There are many opportunities for students to be involved in campus life. The college offers many social, educational, recreational, and cultural activities, as well as community service projects provided by the Campus Activities Board (CAB). In addition, students have officially organizes over 30 clubs and organizations; meanwhile, the college also boasts a leadership program, intramural sports, a student bookstore, a library, a café, computer labs, and a fitness center. On-campus housing is also available for students wanting to walk to class and enjoy campus life to the fullest.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


The college offers a variety of intramural, extramural, and club sports programs, from baseball to flag football to weightlifting.

Information Summary

Ranks 54th in Georgia and 1705th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Georgia and 51st overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.02
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 8 0.15
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 2 0.04

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 53 0.16
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 9 0.03
Robbery 28 0.08
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 254 0.76
Larceny 996 2.97
Vehicle theft 54 0.16

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Dalton, GA 30720-3797
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population24,892 (22,125 urban / 2,767 rural)
Households9,134 (2.66 people per house)
Median Household Income$41,586
Families6,355 (3.19 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges
UndergraduateAssociates Dominant
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, inclusive
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate four-year
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringBachelor's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1314

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 1771st for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,334 $2,334 $8,621
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $992 $992 $992
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $97 $97 $359
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $13,970 $13,970 $21,828
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $15,858 $15,858 $23,716
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $9,068 $9,068 $16,926

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,622 $3,732 $3,622 $3,732 $11,104 $11,440
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $950 $1,100
On-Campus – Room & Board $6,550(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses $1,760 $1,870
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,750(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,915 $3,558
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,915 $3,558

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NAIA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity303
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$5,030
Board Fee$1,050

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 13 18 97 4 4 485 76 702
Accounting 2 5 24 3 34
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other 1 1
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 1 1 2 1 13 1 20
Business Administration and Management, General 1 1 5 1 22 2 32
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 3 3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 6 22 4 32
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry 1 2 3
Chemistry, General 1 4 5
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant 1 4 1 6
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician 1 2 1 4
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 1 7 17 25
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 2 8 10
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 4 46 9 59
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General 2 2
English Language and Literature, General 22 2 24
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services 1 2 2 5
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
History, General 8 3 12
Industrial Technology/Technician 1 6 23 3 33
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 4 3 28 1 1 114 16 169
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 1 3 19 3 26
Management Information Systems, General 2 2 10 14
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 1 1 4 3 9
Mathematics, General 4 4
Medical/Clinical Assistant 1 8 13 4 26
Operations Management and Supervision 4 4
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 1 3 10 3 17
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 4 5 1 59 8 79
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant 2 5 5 12
Small Business Administration/Management 1 1 4 5 1 12
Social Work 2 1 16 1 20
Welding Technology/Welder

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3294th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $51,596 ($54,243 male / $49,005 female)
Number of FT Faculty 147 (73 male / 74 female)
Number of PT Faculty 209
FT Faculty Ratio 0.7 : 1
Total Benefits $3,167,919

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