Dalton State College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,563
18% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$6,697
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
10%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
4,964
61.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
28.1%
84 Graduates

About

Dalton State College is a higher education institution located in Whitfield County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Dalton State College were Elementary Education & Teaching (83 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (62 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (53 degrees).

In 2019, 817 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dalton State College. 65.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (562 degrees), 3.25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (173 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dalton State College is $2,563, which is $−9,926 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Dalton State College is $2,563, which is $−9,926 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,697.

In 2019, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 19% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,563
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Dalton State College was $2,563. The cost of tuition at Dalton State College is $−9,926 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

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Average Net Price

$6,697
2019 Value
3.29%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Dalton State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,697. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Dalton State College grew by 3.29%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,969
Room and Board
$1,350
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dalton State College was of $8,969 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board increased by 17.3% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

67%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
19%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Dalton State College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1.47% with respect to 2018, when 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
10%
2017 Default Rate
73
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Dalton State College was 10%, which represents 73 out of the 728 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Dalton State College has a total enrollment of 4,964 students. The full-time enrollment at Dalton State College is 3,031 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,933. This means that 61.1% of students enrolled at Dalton State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dalton State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.9% White, 30.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.67% Black or African American, 1.81% Asian, 0.806% Two or More Races, 0.645% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.101% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Dalton State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.7%), followed by White Male (23.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (18.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dalton State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,964 students. The full-time enrollment at Dalton State College is 3,031 and the part-time enrollment is 1,933. This means that 61.1% of students enrolled at Dalton State College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.4% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Dalton State College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Dalton State College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,926
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,494
  3. Black or African American
    182

The enrolled student population at Dalton State College is 58.9% White, 30.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.67% Black or African American, 1.81% Asian, 0.806% Two or More Races, 0.645% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.101% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 112 students (2.26%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 255 more women than men received degrees from Dalton State College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Dalton State College is white (562 degrees awarded). There were 3.25 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (173 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Dalton State College is Elementary Education & Teaching (83 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (62 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (53 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Dalton State College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (9 degrees awarded), History (23 degrees), and Biology (62 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dalton State College are Physicians (464,539 people), Postsecondary teachers (205,660 people), Other managers (204,270 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (160,700 people), and Other Physical Scientists (155,315 people).

The most specialized majors at Dalton State College are Science Technologies (9 degrees awarded), History (23 degrees), Biology (62 degrees), Physical Sciences (17 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (150 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dalton State College are Surgeons, Dentists, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Dalton State College are Science Technologies (9 degrees awarded), History (23 degrees), Biology (62 degrees), Physical Sciences (17 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (150 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dalton State College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (511,124 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (467,949 people), Elementary & secondary schools (419,906 people), Offices of physicians (238,195 people), and Scientific research & development services (183,457 people).

The most specialized majors at Dalton State College are Science Technologies (9 degrees awarded), History (23 degrees), Biology (62 degrees), Physical Sciences (17 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (150 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Dalton State College.
Most Common
  1. 83 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 62 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 53 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Dalton State College was Elementary Education & Teaching with 83 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

281
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
536
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 281 degrees were awarded to men at Dalton State College, which is 0.524 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (536).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 60 degrees were awarded to men at Dalton State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.667 times less than the 90 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 90 degrees were awarded to women at Dalton State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.5 times more than the 60 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
25%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 9% of students graduating from Dalton State College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 28% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (42.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Dalton State College is Male and Black or African American (42.9% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.38% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    562 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    173 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dalton State College is white (562 degrees awarded). There were 3.25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (173 degrees).

1.71% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    370 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    192 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    115 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Dalton State College is white female (370 degrees awarded). There were 1.93 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (192 degrees).

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Operations

Dalton State College has an endowment valued at nearly $13.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $11.8k (0.0855%), compared to the 3.05% average return ($330k on $10.8M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Dalton State College had a total salary expenditure of $47.2M. Dalton State College employs 61 Associate professors, 48 Assistant professors, and 27 Professors. Most academics at Dalton State College are Female Associate professors (35), Male Associate professors(26), and Female Assistant professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dalton State College are: Management, with 45 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 40 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 26 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$13.7M
2019 Endowment
18.5%
growth from 2018

Dalton State College has an endowment valued at about $13.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Dalton State College grew 18.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.92M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associates Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.55k - Federal
  2. $74.5k - State
  3. $1.36M - Local

As of 2019, Dalton State College received $5.55k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $74.5k from state grants and contracts, and $1.36M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$20.4M
2019 Salaries
1.72%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Dalton State College paid a median of $20.4M in salaries, which represents 43.3% of their overall expenditure ($47.2M) and a 1.72% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.34% decline from 2017 and a 1.4% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 9.89M (32.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.69M
Instructional Salaries
164
Number of Employees

In 2019, Dalton State College paid a total of $9.69M to 164 employees working as instructors, which represents 47.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $2.99M (30.3%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
61 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
45 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dalton State College were Associate professor with 61 employees; Assistant professor with 48 employees; and Assistant professor with 27 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dalton State College were Management with 45 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 40 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dalton State College was Female Associate professor with 35 employees, Male Associate professor with 26 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 26 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Dalton State College.

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