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Dalton State College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Dalton State College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors DSC offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Dalton State College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Dalton State College was awarded 5 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

DSC is ranked #1,565 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 56 colleges in Georgia, DSC is ranked at #42.

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Is It Hard to Get Into DSC?

Acceptance Rate

Dalton State College has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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Dalton State College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Dalton State College, the student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Dalton State College is 69%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  69 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Dalton State College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Dalton State College is 68%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  68 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at DSC is 5%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  5 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at DSC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,964 undergraduates at DSC with 3,031 being full-time and 1,933 being part-time.

DSC Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for DSC is 35.41 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  35.41 out of 100
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How Much Does Dalton State College Cost?

The overall average net price of DSC is $6,272. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for DSC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$5,054 $5,742 $7,668 $9,534 $10,522

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of DSC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At DSC, approximately 18% of students took out student loans averaging $4,368 a year. That adds up to $17,472 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DSC is 12.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do DSC Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from DSC make about $32,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 19% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Dalton State College make the most money.

Location of Dalton State College

Dalton State College is a public institution located in Dalton, Georgia. The city atmosphere of Dalton makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of Dalton State College

Contact details for DSC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 650 College Drive, Dalton, GA 30720-3797
Phone: 706-272-4436

Dalton State College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 90 $32,700
Teacher Education Grade Specific 83 $31,100
General Biology 62 $28,100
Nursing 41 $58,700
Accounting 31 $36,100
Criminal Justice & Corrections 29 $34,000
General Psychology 25 NA
History 23 $26,300
Marketing 22 $33,000
Social Work 21 $31,800

Learn more about the majors offered at Dalton State College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at DSC

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 1,211 students took at least one online class at Dalton State College. This is an increase from the 1,162 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,211 368
2016-2017 1,162 285
2015-2016 86 86
2014-2015 615 81
2013-2014 1,148 67

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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