Dalton State College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,126

27.5% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$5,768

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

12.7%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

5,164

63.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

24.9%

78 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 Early Childhood Education & Teaching (61 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (48 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (42 degrees).

In 2017, 843 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dalton State College. 65.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (593 degrees), 4.15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (143 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dalton State College is $3,126, which is $-9,764 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Dalton State College is $3,126, which is $-9,764 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,768.

In 2017, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 22% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,126

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Dalton State College was $3,126. The cost of tuition at Dalton State College is $-9,764 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

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Average Net Price

$5,768

2017 Value

6.77%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Dalton State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,768. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Dalton State College grew by 6.77%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,646

Room and Board

$1,350

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dalton State College was of $7,646 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board increased by 7.26% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 0.735% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

22%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Dalton State College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 23.9% with respect to 2016, when 88% 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.

12.7%

2016 Default Rate

99

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Dalton State College was 12.7%, which represents 99 out of the 780 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 5,164 students. The full-time enrollment at Dalton State College is 3,256 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,908. This means that 63.1% of students enrolled at Dalton State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dalton State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.6% White, 25.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.05% Black or African American, 1.45% Asian, 1.12% Two or More Races, 0.426% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.155% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Dalton State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.3%), followed by White Male (26.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

63.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dalton State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,164 students. The full-time enrollment at Dalton State College is 3,256 and the part-time enrollment is 1,908. This means that 63.1% of students enrolled at Dalton State College are enrolled full-time compared with 45.4% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%

2017 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 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (64%), 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

    3,283

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,314

  3. Black or African American

    209

The enrolled student population at Dalton State College is 63.6% White, 25.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.05% Black or African American, 1.45% Asian, 1.12% Two or More Races, 0.426% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.155% 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 46.1% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% 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, 93 students (1.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 265 more women than men received degrees from Dalton State College. The majority of degree recipients at Dalton State College are white (593 degrees awarded). There were 4.15 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (143 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Dalton State College is Early Childhood Education & Teaching (61 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (48 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (42 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 (20 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (221 degrees), and English (17 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 (434,227 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (370,410 people), Other managers (220,588 people), Postsecondary teachers (216,532 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (215,656 people).

The most specialized majors at Dalton State College are History (20 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (221 degrees), English (17 degrees), Biology (42 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (26 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, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Dalton State College are History (20 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (221 degrees), English (17 degrees), Biology (42 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (26 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 (654,522 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (574,885 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (481,706 people), Offices of physicians (214,643 people), and Legal services (177,151 people).

The most specialized majors at Dalton State College are History (20 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (221 degrees), English (17 degrees), Biology (42 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (26 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. 61 degrees awarded

  2. 48 degrees awarded

  3. 42 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Dalton State College was Early Childhood Education & Teaching with 61 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 289

  2. 554

In 2017, 289 degrees were awarded to men at Dalton State College, which is 0.522 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (554).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 79 degrees were awarded to men at Dalton State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.556 times less than the 142 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 142 degrees were awarded to women at Dalton State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.8 times more than the 79 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%

100% Completion Time

21%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 5% of students graduating from Dalton State College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 21% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 25% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Male

Highest Graduation Rate (42.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Dalton State College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (42.3% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 5.13% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    593 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    143 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dalton State College is white (593 degrees awarded). There were 4.15 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (143 degrees).

3.44% of degree recipients (29 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    395 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    198 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    100 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Dalton State College is white female (395 degrees awarded). There were 1.99 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (198 degrees).

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Operations

Dalton State College has an endowment valued at nearly $10.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.86k (0.0267%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($144k on $10M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Dalton State College had a total salary expenditure of $44.8M. Dalton State College employs 69 Associate professors, 40 Assistant professors, and 25 Professors. Most academics at Dalton State College are Female Associate professors (39), Male Associate professors(30), and Female Assistant professors (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dalton State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 43 employees, Management, with 38 employees, and Service with 26 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10.7M

2017 Endowment

5.23%

growth from 2016

Dalton State College has an endowment valued at about $10.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Dalton State College grew 5.23% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $688k 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. $5.53k - Federal

  2. $52.3k - State

  3. $2.58M - Local

As of 2017, Dalton State College received $5.53k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $52.3k from state grants and contracts, and $2.58M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$20.4M

2017 Salaries

1.4%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Dalton State College paid a median of $20.4M in salaries, which represents 45.4% of their overall expenditure ($44.8M) and a 1.4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.87% growth from 2015 and a 4.46% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 6.2M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.14M

Instructional Salaries

161

Number of Employees

In 2017, Dalton State College paid a total of $9.14M to 161 employees working as instructors, which represents 44.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $916k (25.3%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associates.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

69 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

43 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dalton State College were Associate professor with 69 employees; Assistant professor with 40 employees; and Assistant professor with 25 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dalton State College were Office and Administrative Support with 43 employees; Management with 38 employees; and Service 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dalton State College was Female Associate professor with 39 employees, Male Associate professor with 30 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 25 employees.

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

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