Dalton State College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,452

0.163% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$6,187

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

12.1%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

5,188

64.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

20.3%

71 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 General Business Administration & Management (50 degrees awarded), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (49 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (33 degrees).

In 2016, 777 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dalton State College. 63.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (538 degrees), 3.64 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (148 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dalton State College is $2,452, which is $-10,348 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,800).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Dalton State College is $2,452, which is $-10,348 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,800).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,187.

In 2016, 88% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 38% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,452

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Dalton State College was $2,452. The cost of tuition at Dalton State College is $-10,348 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,800).

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Average Net Price

$6,187

2016 Value

3.86%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Dalton State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,187. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Dalton State College grew by 3.86%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,128

Room and Board

$1,360

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dalton State College was of $7,128 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,360. The cost of room and board increased by 5.52% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

88%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

38%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Dalton State College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 18.9% with respect to 2015, when 74% 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.

12.1%

2015 Default Rate

103

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Dalton State College was 12.1%, which represents 103 out of the 850 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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Admissions

Dalton State College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 5,188 students enrolled at Dalton State College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Dalton State College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Dalton State College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Dalton State College has a total enrollment of 5,188 students. The full-time enrollment at Dalton State College is 3,328 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,860. This means that 64.1% of students enrolled at Dalton State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dalton State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.1% White, 22.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.26% Black or African American, 1.45% Asian, 1.21% Two or More Races, 0.386% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0964% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Dalton State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.5%), followed by White Male (26%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dalton State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,188 students. The full-time enrollment at Dalton State College is 3,328 and the part-time enrollment is 1,860. This means that 64.1% of students enrolled at Dalton State College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.9% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%

2016 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 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Dalton State College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,326

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,177

  3. Black or African American

    221

The enrolled student population at Dalton State College is 64.1% White, 22.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.26% Black or African American, 1.45% Asian, 1.21% Two or More Races, 0.386% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0964% 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 47.2% White, 23.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.6% 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, 166 students (3.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 209 more women than men received degrees from Dalton State College. The majority of degree recipients at Dalton State College are white (538 degrees awarded). There were 3.64 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (148 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Dalton State College is General Business Administration & Management (50 degrees awarded), followed by Early Childhood Education & Teaching (49 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (33 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 History (16 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (197 degrees), and Math & Statistics (12 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dalton State College are Elementary & middle school teachers (298,015 people), Miscellaneous managers (186,886 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (165,611 people), Postsecondary teachers (156,490 people), and Secondary school teachers (101,091 people).

The most specialized majors at Dalton State College are History (16 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (197 degrees), Math & Statistics (12 degrees), English (18 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (23 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 Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Dentists, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Dalton State College are History (16 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (197 degrees), Math & Statistics (12 degrees), English (18 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (23 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dalton State College are Elementary & secondary schools (522,641 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (293,044 people), Computer Systems Design (176,375 people), Legal services (143,808 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (121,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Dalton State College are History (16 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (197 degrees), Math & Statistics (12 degrees), English (18 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (23 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.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Dalton State College was General Business Administration & Management with 50 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 284

  2. 493

In 2016, 284 degrees were awarded to men at Dalton State College, which is 0.576 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (493).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 85 degrees were awarded to men at Dalton State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.759 times less than the 112 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 112 degrees were awarded to women at Dalton State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.32 times more than the 85 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%

100% Completion Time

20%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 8% of students graduating from Dalton State College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 20% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 26% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Dalton State College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 4.23% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    538 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    148 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dalton State College is white (538 degrees awarded). There were 3.64 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (148 degrees).

4.25% of degree recipients (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    353 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    185 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    88 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Dalton State College is white female (353 degrees awarded). There were 1.91 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (185 degrees).

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Operations

Dalton State College has an endowment valued at nearly $9.99M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $762 (0.00763%), compared to the 0.934% average return ($83.5k on $8.94M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Dalton State College had a total expenditure of $42.3M. Of that $42.3M, they spent $19M on salaries and $42.3M on benefits.

Dalton State College employs 72 Associate professors, 40 Assistant professors, and 28 Professors. Most academics at Dalton State College are Female Associate professors (40), Male Associate professors(32), and Female Assistant professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dalton State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 49 employees, Management, with 37 employees, and Service with 34 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.99M

2015 Endowment

1.86%

growth from 2014

Dalton State College has an endowment valued at about $9.99M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Dalton State College grew 1.86% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.05M 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. $297k - Federal

  2. $25.8k - State

  3. $1.42M - Local

As of 2015, Dalton State College received $297k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $25.8k from state grants and contracts, and $1.42M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$19M

Salary Expenditure

$42.3M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Dalton State College had a total expenditure of $42.3M. Of that $42.3M, they spent $19M on salaries and $42.3M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Dalton State College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$19M

2015 Salaries

4.46%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Dalton State College paid a median of $19M in salaries, which represents 44.8% of their overall expenditure ($42.3M) and a 4.46% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.23% growth from 2013 and a 5.02% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 3.29M (34.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.81M

Instructional Salaries

161

Number of Employees

In 2015, Dalton State College paid a total of $8.81M to 161 employees working as instructors, which represents 46.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $672k (20.4%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

72 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

49 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dalton State College were Associate professor with 72 employees; Assistant professor with 40 employees; and Assistant professor with 28 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dalton State College were Office and Administrative Support with 49 employees; Management with 37 employees; and Service with 34 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dalton State College was Female Associate professor with 40 employees, Male Associate professor with 32 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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