Darton College

Darton College

Founded as the Albany Junior College in 1963, Darton College was given its current name in 1987. It is a 2-year community college under the University System of Georgia. Located in Albany, Georgia, Darton College's campus is spread across 180 acres of land and offers enrollment to more than 4,000 students every year.

Darton College offers more than 70 transfer and career associate degree programs in various fields of study. The academic divisions of the college are:

  • Allied Health Division
  • Business & Social Science Division
  • Health & Physical Education Division
  • Humanities Division
  • Learning Support Division
  • Nursing Division
  • Science and Mathematics Division

In addition, the college also offers transfers, certificates and career degree programs through online education courses.

The athletics department of Darton College sponsors a number of teams in sports like baseball, cross country, swimming & diving, golf, soccer, wrestling and softball. The teams are known as the Cavaliers.

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Darton College
2400 Gillionville Rd
Albany , GA 31707-3098
General Phone: (229) 317-6000

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Darton Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts260liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine195EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Medical Support and Technology81dental hygienist, cardiovascular tech, respiratory care tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, medical lab tech, histologic tech, phlebotomy, clinical and medical lab science
Business and Management25business, accounting technology, MIS, marketing, marketing studies
Therapy and Counseling19physical therapist assistant
Medical Administration15medical records tech
Family and Social Work10social work
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8occupational therapist assistant
Office and Administration7administrative assistant
Law4legal assistant
Art Studies1art studies
Religion and Philosophy1religious music
Education and Teaching1school counseling

Number of programs and degrees for Darton in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year5510
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years258
Associate's degree54718

Darton Student Body

In 2007-2008, Darton had a total enrollment of 4,760 students (3,658 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 54%
Black 42%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 23%
20-21 14%
22-24 12%
25-29 14%
30-34 10%
35-39 8%
40-49 9%
50-64 5%
65+ 5%

Darton Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 53 %
Part-Time 34 %

Darton Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Albany, 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.

Darton Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,412
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,914
Books and supplies $ 1,270

Financial Aid:
Darton participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 154300)

Darton Faculty

Darton 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 year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year4$65,9834$66,368
Instructorcalendar year5$47,96411$45,602
All faculty totalcalendar year9$55,97216$53,185

*: 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 year2*1*
Associate professoracademic year2*4$55,388
Assistant professoracademic year19$41,33726$47,534
Instructoracademic year5$38,68228$43,662
All faculty totalacademic year28$42,93059$46,296

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

Darton Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports293564

Darton Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business/Commerce, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Histologic Technician
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religious/Sacred Music

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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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 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
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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