Dalton State College

Dalton State College

Dalton State College, also known as DSC or Dalton State, is located in Dalton, Georgia. It is one of the eight state colleges in the University System of Georgia and was established as Dalton Junior College in 1963. It opened officially in 1967 and is also one of the four University System units with a Technical Division. The main campus of DSC covers more than 145 acres.

DSC's athletics department fields several men's and women's sports teams which participate in a wide variety of sports such as football, volleyball and others. The college's sports teams are nicknamed the Roadrunners.

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Contacting Dalton State

Dalton State College
650 College Drive
Dalton , GA 30720-3797
General Phone: (706) 272-4436

Dalton State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts179liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine112registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Business and Management96business management, operations management, business administration, small business management, MIS, marketing, sales and marketing, business and related services
Education and Teaching59early childhood education
Engineering Technician41industrial tech, manufacturing tech, computer engineering tech, drafting
Medical Support and Technology26medical assistant, respiratory therapy assistant, radiation therapist
Medicine19health professions
Mechanics and Repair16electrical installation and repair, automobile mechanics
Family and Social Work16child care management, social work
Office and Administration15office data entry, general office occupations, business support services
Production Trades3welding, precision production
Security and Law Enforcement1criminal justice and safety

Number of programs and degrees for Dalton State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1347
Associate's degree33911
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years11013

Dalton State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Dalton State had a total enrollment of 4,532 students (3,289 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 83%
Black 3%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 29%
20-21 21%
22-24 14%
25-29 12%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 2%

Dalton State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 66 %
Part-Time 46 %

Dalton State Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Dalton, Georgia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Georgia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Dalton State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,606
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,588
Books and supplies $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Dalton State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 395600)

Dalton State Faculty

Dalton State has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*0*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year9$68,7714$95,124
Associate professoracademic year22$58,93923$53,158
Assistant professoracademic year18$48,38230$46,412
Instructoracademic year3$42,2897$43,171
All faculty totalacademic year52$56,02664$51,526

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Dalton State Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Small Business Administration/Management

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Social Work

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Production Trades
Precision Production, Other
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

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What Sets Dalton State Apart:

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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