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Dalton State College (DSC)

650 College Drive, Dalton, GA

Campus image of Dalton State College

Dalton State College (Dalton State) is the 24th of Georgia’s 35 units that operate under the University System of Georgia. Chartered in 1963, it was the community’s answer to a long hope that started when Joe Brown University shut down in the late 19th century. Today, Dalton State proudly offers baccalaureate programs in more than a dozen disciplines, including Accounting, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education and Technology Management.

Dalton currently enrolls nearly 6,000 students every year, and has been continuously accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to grant associate degrees since the first accreditation year (1969.) In 1998, its focus shifted to baccalaureate degrees, and it continues to serve the Dalton community in that capacity.

Tuition at Dalton State is an affordable $2,800 per year for in-state students, which is typically supported by financial aid from several sources. Campus activities are plentiful, and primarily focus on sports, fitness and recreation. Students are encouraged to develop their social skills by participating in the many events organized each year.

The college also focuses heavily on civic engagement to develop leadership qualities in its students, and believes that community involvement is innate in everyone with the desire to serve their community and lead people.

Dalton State Housing is provided on a first-come-first-served basis, and students must maintain a course load of no less than 9 credit hours per semester. Summer Bridge Housing is also available under similar terms of occupancy, but at highly reduced rates.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,000. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $30 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $2,400-$2,900
    • Out-of-State: $9,000-$10,860
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $100-$120 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $380-$450 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid92%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships88%$5,338
Receiving Student Loans18%$5,843
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Dalton State College may offer services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in Georgia, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 DSCWhitfield CountyGeorgia
Graduation Rate14.3%-15.2%
Transfer-out Rate12.1%-21.5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1970)
    • Visit our Georgia nursing schools page to see all eighty-two offered through the state
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2014)
    • Visit our Georgia nursing schools page to see all eighty-two offered through the state
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1998)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2010)
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Dalton State College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Education

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Physical Sciences

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Other Community Colleges Nearby

The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Dalton State College.

Contact Information

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
92%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
30:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
2

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$4,378