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Dalton State College Value Report

What is a DSC degree worth? College Factual's value analysis compares DSC with other schools of similar quality to see if it's priced fairly.

Within Georgia, DSC is Ranked as Below Average in Quality for a Good Price.

Top 50% Georgia Value
Below Average Georgia Quality

Dalton State College is ranked #42 out of #56 in Georgia for quality and #15 out of #46 for Georgia value.

This makes it below average in quality but priced pretty well in the state.

State Value Ranking  15 out of 46
Great Value
State Value Score  67.39 out of 100
Great Value

Find out if DSC offers in-state tuition that you may qualify for.

Fair Value Nationwide

Average National Value
Below Average National Quality

Dalton State College is ranked #782 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Compared to other schools of similar quality, Dalton State College is priced appropriately for the kind of quality provided and is thus a fair value according to College Factual's Best for the Money Ranking.

National Value Ranking  782 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  46.88 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Philander Smith College $65,940 C+
Dalton State College $82,710 C
Cameron University $86,592 C-
Waldorf University $117,886 F
St. Andrews University $129,451 F
Faulkner University $140,982 F

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

That Degree May Cost You $82,710 in Total

The DSC time to graduate is about 5.01 years and will cost an estimated $16,509 per year. This brings the total cost to 82,710.

Average Yearly Cost $16,509
Average Years to Graduate 5.01
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $82,710

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average DSC student takes 5.01 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your DSC degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$51,884 In-State With Aid
$98,356 Avg Cost No Aid
5.01 Years to Graduate

The overall price of a college can vary depending on your individual circumstances.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how DSC value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $98,356 #602 C+
All Students $82,710 #782 C
Only Students Receiving Aid $75,350 #743 C
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $74,889 #16 B
All Students $59,243 #15 B
Only Students Receiving Aid $51,884 #16 B

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Georgia.

About 91% of DSC students receive financial aid. Get more details on what DSC financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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