Dalton State College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,563
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$5,776
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
8.12%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
4,794
61.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
34.8%
111 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 (91 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (57 degrees), and Registered Nursing (45 degrees).

In 2020, 840 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dalton State College. 62.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (552 degrees), 2.97 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (186 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dalton State College is $2,563, which is $−9,266 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Dalton State College is $2,563, which is $−9,266 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,776.

In 2020, 66% of undergraduate students attending Dalton State College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 18% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,563
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Dalton State College was $2,563. The cost of tuition at Dalton State College is $−9,266 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

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Average Net Price

$5,776
2020 Value
13.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Dalton State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,776. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Dalton State College grew by 13.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,418
Room and Board
$1,350
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dalton State College was of $8,418 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board decreased by 6.14% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
18%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Dalton State College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.49% with respect to 2019, when 67% 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.
8.12%
2018 Default Rate
56
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Dalton State College was 8.12%, which represents 56 out of the 690 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 4,794 students. The full-time enrollment at Dalton State College is 2,937 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,857. This means that 61.3% of students enrolled at Dalton State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dalton State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 57.2% White, 32.4% Hispanic or Latino, 3.67% Black or African American, 1.92% Asian, 0.897% Two or More Races, 0.772% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.167% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Dalton State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (22.2%) and White Male (21.6%). 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

61.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dalton State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,794 students. The full-time enrollment at Dalton State College is 2,937 and the part-time enrollment is 1,857. This means that 61.3% of students enrolled at Dalton State College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.3% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2020 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 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (66%), 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
    2,740
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,551
  3. Black or African American
    176

The enrolled student population at Dalton State College is 57.2% White, 32.4% Hispanic or Latino, 3.67% Black or African American, 1.92% Asian, 0.897% Two or More Races, 0.772% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.167% 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 44.2% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.5% 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, 78 students (1.63%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 210 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 (552 degrees awarded). There were 2.97 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (186 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Dalton State College is Elementary Education & Teaching (91 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (57 degrees) and Registered Nursing (45 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 (3 degrees awarded), English (23 degrees), and Biology (57 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 (394,840 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (279,568 people), Postsecondary teachers (205,496 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (193,868 people), and Other managers (189,272 people).

The most specialized majors at Dalton State College are Science Technologies (3 degrees awarded), English (23 degrees), Biology (57 degrees), History (11 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (181 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, Skincare specialists, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Computer hardware engineers

The most specialized majors at Dalton State College are Science Technologies (3 degrees awarded), English (23 degrees), Biology (57 degrees), History (11 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (181 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 (562,182 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (495,602 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (451,419 people), Offices of physicians (193,749 people), and Legal services (160,230 people).

The most specialized majors at Dalton State College are Science Technologies (3 degrees awarded), English (23 degrees), Biology (57 degrees), History (11 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (181 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. 91 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 57 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 45 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Dalton State College was Elementary Education & Teaching with 91 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

315
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
525
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 315 degrees were awarded to men at Dalton State College, which is 0.6 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (525).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 85 degrees were awarded to men at Dalton State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.885 times less than the 96 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 96 degrees were awarded to women at Dalton State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.13 times more than the 85 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 7% of students graduating from Dalton State College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Dalton State College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.8% 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
    552 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    186 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dalton State College is white (552 degrees awarded). There were 2.97 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (186 degrees).

1.43% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    347 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    205 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    116 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Dalton State College is white female (347 degrees awarded). There were 1.69 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (205 degrees).

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Operations

Dalton State College has an endowment valued at nearly $16.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.85k (0.0474%), compared to the 2.62% average return ($302k on $11.5M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Dalton State College had a total salary expenditure of $52.6M. Dalton State College employs 61 Associate professors, 51 Assistant professors, and 29 Professors. Most academics at Dalton State College are Female Associate professors (34), Female Assistant professors(29), and Male Associate professors (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dalton State College are: Management, with 45 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 32 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 24 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$16.6M
2020 Endowment
20.5%
growth from 2019

Dalton State College has an endowment valued at about $16.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Dalton State College grew 20.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.05M 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. $272k - Federal
  2. $147k - State
  3. $1.13M - Local

As of 2020, Dalton State College received $272k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $147k from state grants and contracts, and $1.13M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$21.2M
2020 Salaries
3.74%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Dalton State College paid a median of $21.2M in salaries, which represents 40.3% of their overall expenditure ($52.6M) and a 3.74% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.72% growth from 2018 and a 1.34% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 10.7M (32% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.59M
Instructional Salaries
159
Number of Employees

In 2020, Dalton State College paid a total of $9.59M to 159 employees working as instructors, which represents 45.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.2M (29.9%) 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 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dalton State College were Associate professor with 61 employees; Assistant professor with 51 employees; and Assistant professor with 29 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dalton State College were Management with 45 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 32 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dalton State College was Female Associate professor with 34 employees, Female Assistant professor with 29 employees, and Male Associate professor with 27 employees.

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

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