Darton State College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,184

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$8,494

After Financial Aid

2016 Enrolled Students

4,120

40.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

13.4%

139 Graduates

About

Darton State College is a higher education institution located in Dougherty County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Darton State College were Registered Nursing (42 degrees awarded), Paralegal (0 degrees), and Health Information & Medical Records Administration (0 degrees).

In 2016, 1,005 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Darton State College. 74.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 25.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (570 degrees), 1.65 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (345 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Darton State College is $2,184, which is $-10,616 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,800).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Darton State College is $2,184, which is $-10,616 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 $8,494.

In 2016, 62% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,184

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Darton State College was $2,184. The cost of tuition at Darton State College is $-10,616 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,800).

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Average Net Price

$8,494

2016 Value

18.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Darton State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,494. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Darton State College grew by 18.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,870

Room and Board

$1,270

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Darton State College was of $8,870 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,270. The cost of room and board increased by 7.71% 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

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

62% of undergraduate students at Darton State College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 62% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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Number of Defaults

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Admissions

Darton 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 4,120 students enrolled at Darton State College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Acceptance Rate

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SAT Scores

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Submission Percentage

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Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

Darton State College has a total enrollment of 4,120 students. The full-time enrollment at Darton State College is 1,684 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,436. This means that 40.9% of students enrolled at Darton State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Darton State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47% White, 45.6% Black or African American, 2.55% Hispanic or Latino, 1.58% Two or More Races, 1.46% Asian, 0.364% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.121% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Darton State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (40.6%), followed by White Female (25.1%) and Black or African American Male (14.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

40.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Darton State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,120 students. The full-time enrollment at Darton State College is 1,684 and the part-time enrollment is 2,436. This means that 40.9% of students enrolled at Darton State College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.9% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

45%

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 Darton State College was 45%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Darton State College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,938

  2. Black or African American

    1,877

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    105

The enrolled student population at Darton State College is 47% White, 45.6% Black or African American, 2.55% Hispanic or Latino, 1.58% Two or More Races, 1.46% Asian, 0.364% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.121% 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, 10 students (0.243%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 491 more women than men received degrees from Darton State College. The majority of degree recipients at Darton State College are white (570 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (345 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Darton State College is Registered Nursing (42 degrees awarded), followed by Paralegal (0 degrees) and Health Information & Medical Records Administration (0 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Darton State College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (409 degrees awarded), Health (572 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (5 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 Darton State College are Registered nurses (1,253,640 people), Social workers (224,145 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (171,918 people), Medical & health services managers (152,441 people), and Miscellaneous managers (143,175 people).

The most specialized majors at Darton State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (409 degrees awarded), Health (572 degrees), Language & Linguistics (5 degrees), Legal (6 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (8 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Darton State College are Public relations specialists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at Darton State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (409 degrees awarded), Health (572 degrees), Language & Linguistics (5 degrees), Legal (6 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (8 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 Darton State College are Hospitals (1,480,039 people), Elementary & secondary schools (422,855 people), Outpatient care centers (236,393 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (203,130 people), and Offices of physicians (175,352 people).

The most specialized majors at Darton State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (409 degrees awarded), Health (572 degrees), Language & Linguistics (5 degrees), Legal (6 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (8 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 Darton State College.

Most Common

  1. 42 degrees awarded

  2. 0 degrees awarded

  3. 0 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Darton State College was Registered Nursing with 42 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 257

  2. 748

In 2016, 257 degrees were awarded to men at Darton State College, which is 0.344 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (748).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 144 degrees were awarded to men at Darton State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.543 times less than the 265 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 299 degrees were awarded to women at Darton State College in Registered Nursing, which is 4.6 times more than the 65 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

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150% Completion Time

In N/A, N/A% of students graduating from Darton State College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, N/A% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and N/A% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Darton State College is Female and Asian (50% 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    570 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    345 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Darton State College is white (570 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (345 degrees).

0.498% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    413 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    268 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    157 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Darton State College is white female (413 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (268 degrees).

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Operations

Darton State College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.89M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-2.66M (-141%), compared to the 0.934% average return ($83.5k on $8.94M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Darton State College had a total expenditure of $47.7M. Of that $47.7M, they spent $20.3M on salaries and $47.7M on benefits.

Darton State College employs 59 Assistant professors, 41 Instructors, and 20 Associate professors. Most academics at Darton State College are Female Assistant professors (35), Female Instructors(32), and Male Assistant professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Darton State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 43 employees, Management, with 23 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 20 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.89M

2015 Endowment

0.887%

decline from 2014

Darton State College has an endowment valued at about $1.89M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Darton State College declined 0.887% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.05M lower 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: Associates Dominant Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $164k - Federal

  2. $1.53M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Darton State College received $164k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.53M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$20.3M

Salary Expenditure

$47.7M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Darton State College had a total expenditure of $47.7M. Of that $47.7M, they spent $20.3M on salaries and $47.7M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$20.3M

2015 Salaries

4.43%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Darton State College paid a median of $20.3M in salaries, which represents 42.5% of their overall expenditure ($47.7M) and a 4.43% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.12% growth from 2013 and a 2.07% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$7.43M

Instructional Salaries

147

Number of Employees

In 2015, Darton State College paid a total of $7.43M to 147 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.7% 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

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

59 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

43 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Darton State College were Assistant professor with 59 employees; Instructor with 41 employees; and Instructor with 20 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Darton State College were Office and Administrative Support with 43 employees; Management with 23 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Darton State College was Female Assistant professor with 35 employees, Female Instructor with 32 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 24 employees.

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

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