Dalton State College

University System of Georgia


Dalton State delivers a transformational education in a diverse, caring community nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Dedicated faculty and staff support students as they rise to the challenge of rigorous academics and pursue their personal and professional goals. Acclaimed teaching and opportunities to learn inside and outside the classroom fuel student success.

Dalton State is committed to accessible and affordable higher education and having a positive impact in communities through a collaborative exchange of knowledge, diverse ideas, innovation and service.

Highlights (’18/19 academic year data)

  • 24 bachelor’s degrees, 11 associate degrees and 2 certificates

  • Students can care for endangered turtles, collaborate with industry professionals at the Dalton Innovation Accelerator and learn by practicing on responsive mannequins in a safe environment before working in a healthcare setting

  • More learning by doing
    • 99 opportunities to conduct research with faculty
    • 300 clinical/practical experiences
    • 350 education field experiences
    • 92 service learning and internship opportunities
    • 109 student teachers
    • 230 student worker positions on campus

  • Leadership opportunities through Greek Life, student government, volunteerism and other student organizations

  • Ranked #15 for Best Undergraduate Teaching among 124 regional colleges in the South

    • U.S. News and World Report

  • Top 10% for lowest net price among U.S. colleges (net price is cost of attendance minus grant/scholarship aid)

    • College Affordability and Transparency List, U.S. Dept. of Ed.

  • 69% graduates completed their degrees without taking out student loans

  • Georgia’s first and only Hispanic Serving Institution, a federal designation given to schools with at least 25% of students identifying as Latinx

Dalton State College