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Dalton State College Data & Information Overview

29 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
8% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Dalton State College Ranked?

#2,034 Best Colleges in Nation
#61 Best Colleges in GA
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant Highest Ranked Major

2023 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 29 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is respiratory therapy technician/assistant.

Overall Quality

DSC is ranked #2,034 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list.

DSC is also ranked #61 out of 69 schools in Georgia.

See all of the rankings for Dalton State College.

Is It Hard to Get Into DSC?

Open Admissions Policy

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.

Learn more about Dalton State College admissions.

Dalton State College Faculty

19 to 1 Student to Faculty
66% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Dalton State College is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

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 66%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  66 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Dalton State College

67% Freshmen Retention
7% On-Time Graduation Rate

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 67%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  67 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 7%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  7 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Dalton State College.

Dalton State College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,937 Full-Time Undergraduates
41.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
62.9% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,794 undergraduates at DSC with 2,937 being full-time and 1,857 being part-time.

How Much Does Dalton State College Cost?

$5,340 Net Price
17% Take Out Loans
$18,084 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of DSC is $5,340. 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 +
$4,112 $4,563 $6,791 $8,739 $9,955

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 17% of students took out student loans averaging $4,521 a year. That adds up to $18,084 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DSC is 8.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do DSC Graduates Make?

$37,999 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from DSC with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $37,999 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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

Location of Dalton State College

Georgia State
2,937 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
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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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

27 Majors With Completions
755 Undergraduate Degrees
Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 104 $40,269
Teacher Education Grade Specific 58 $34,241
General Biology 54 $23,979
Nursing 34 $60,107
Criminal Justice & Corrections 33 $31,195
Accounting 28 $42,283
Social Work 22 NA
General Psychology 21 $21,867
Public Relations & Advertising 21 NA
Marketing 17 $34,029

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

Online Learning at DSC

75% Take At Least One Class Online
20% Take All Classes Online

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 2019-2020, 3,607 students took at least one online class at Dalton State College. This is an increase from the 0 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 3,607 952
2018-2019 0 0
2017-2018 1,211 368
2016-2017 1,162 285
2015-2016 86 86

Learn more about online learning at Dalton State College.

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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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