Dalton State College

Public, Four-years School Located in Dalton, GA

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How much is the DSC tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, DSC's tuition & fees is $3,283 for Georgia residents and $10,189 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $16,645 for Georgia residents and $23,551 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

DSC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Georgia Residents Tuition & Fees$3,283
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$10,189
Books & Supplies Costs$1,743
On-campus Room & Board$10,019
On-campus Expenses$1,600
Off-campus Room & Board$6,682
Off-campus Expenses$1,600
2023-2024 Estimates
Georgia Residents Tuition & Fees$2,926
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,804

How Much Does it Cost to Go to DSC for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $40,756 at DSC. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $105,721. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $83,381.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$10,189$23,418$17,833
Sophomore (2024-25)$10,189$25,251$19,666
Junior (2025-26)$10,189$27,338$21,753
Senior (2026-27)$10,189$29,714$24,129
4 Years Total$40,756$105,721$83,381
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$10,189$25,251$19,666
Sophomore (2025-26)$10,189$27,338$21,753
Junior (2026-27)$10,189$29,714$24,129
Senior (2027-28)$10,189$32,419$26,834
4 Years Total$40,756$114,722$92,382
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$10,189$27,338$21,753
Sophomore (2026-27)$10,189$29,714$24,129
Junior (2027-28)$10,189$32,419$26,834
Senior (2028-29)$10,189$35,500$29,915
4 Years Total$40,756$124,971$102,631
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$10,189$29,714$24,129
Sophomore (2027-28)$10,189$32,419$26,834
Junior (2028-29)$10,189$35,500$29,915
Senior (2029-30)$10,189$39,007$33,422
4 Years Total$40,756$136,640$114,300
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$10,189$32,419$26,834
Sophomore (2028-29)$10,189$35,500$29,915
Junior (2029-30)$10,189$39,007$33,422
Senior (2030-31)$10,189$43,000$37,415
4 Years Total$40,756$149,925$127,585

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, DSC' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Georgia, its tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $10,033.
In-StateOut-of-State
Dalton State College$3,283$10,189
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Georgia Four-years Colleges$15,800
Public Schools$5,352$10,033
Private Schools$19,537

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between DSC and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationIn-StateOut-of-State
Dalton State CollegeDalton, GA$3,283$10,189
The Art Institute of AtlantaAtlanta, GA$17,590$20,794
Point UniversityWest Point, GA$20,600$22,300
Brewton-Parker CollegeMount Vernon, GA$17,740$21,696
College of Coastal GeorgiaBrunswick, GA$3,483$10,389
Emmanuel CollegeFranklin Springs, GA$19,710$23,664
LaGrange CollegeLagrange, GA$29,480$34,540
Herzing University-AtlantaAtlanta, GA$13,850$13,420
Reinhardt UniversityWaleska, GA$22,422$28,420
Toccoa Falls CollegeToccoa Falls, GA$22,104$23,250
Truett McConnell UniversityCleveland, GA$19,480$25,568

Financial Aid and COA

At Dalton State College, 4,480 students (99%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $5,585.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at DSC is $17,966 for students living on-campus and $14,629 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 725 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $6,967 and the average amount of student loans is $4,499.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Georgia ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$16,645$23,551
COA (off-campus)$13,308$20,214
Tuition & Fees$3,283$10,189
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$13,362$13,362
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$10,025$10,025
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$11,060$17,966
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$7,723$14,629
Average Financial Aid$5,585$5,585
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship4,48099%$5,585
Pell Grants2,25850%$5,195
Federal Student Loan62314%$5,382
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid72599%-
Grants or Scholarships72599%$6,967
Federal Grants72499%$5,088
Pell Grants45562%$5,373
Other Federal Grants71398%$1,738
State/Local Grants46564%$2,778
Institutional Grants223%$3,430
Student Loan Aid8211%$4,499
Federal Student Loans7610%$3,744
Other Student Loans91%$9,371
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level485468$6,852
0-30,000193191$7,792
30,001-48,000134134$7,587
48,001-75,000115114$5,993
75,001-110,0003424$2,918
110,001 or more95$1,608

Student Population

Dalton State College has a total of 4,527 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 1,721 male students and 2,804 female students attending DSC. The school offers online degree programs and 495 students enrolled online exclusively (10.93% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Undergraduate4,525 1,7212,804

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address650 College Drive, Dalton, GA
Phone706-272-4436
WEBhttps://www.daltonstate.edu/index.cms
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate
Program Offered38 Programs
Online Program Offered1 Online Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population4,527
Graduation Rate22%
Transfer-out Rate28%
Retention Rate67% (Full-time), 50% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate20 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties159 (Full-time), 84 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs301 (Full-time), 102 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$59,903
Average Staff Salary$54,444