Dalton State College
Dalton, GA 30720-3797


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 5,188
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 21:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 365 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Dalton State College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Application Fee

Undergrad students

Tuition & Fees

Dalton State College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $9,058 and in-state students paid $2,451.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 74% of Dalton State College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 70% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $2,306 (which is 48% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Dalton State College in 2016-2017, was 159, which is 18% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $3,647 (which is 31.2% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Dalton State College has enrolled a total of 5,188 students (3,328 students full-time and 1,860 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 5,188 students, 289 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 40% men and 60% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 86 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 64%

Hispanic: 23%

Black/African American: 4%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Non-resident alien: 3%

Asian: 1%

Two or more races: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Dalton State College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 28% 496 0
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 23% 408 0
Education 6% 98
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 4% 68
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 4% 66
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 4% 62 0
Psychology 3% 54
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 3% 50
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 3% 44
English Language And Literature/letters 2% 36

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Dalton State College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Dalton State College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $25,800. Last year, out of the total 1,478 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,271 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,315 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,052 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $25,800 $30,500
Employment Rate 86% 80%
Total Graduates 1,478 1,315

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Dalton State College.

Georgia Highlands College
43.4 mile away
Kennesaw State University
56.2 mile away
Georgia State University
78.9 mile away
Georgia Gwinnett College
79.2 mile away