Dalton State College

Spread over 144 acres in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains, Dalton State recently added four-year degrees in biology, chemistry, English, and history—all of which have the option for teacher certification in secondary education—as well as criminal justice and nursing. Students can choose to live in apartment-style dorms within walking distance of class. Nearby recreation includes hiking trails, trout streams, and state parks.

Founded 1963

Undergraduate enrollment 5,030


In-state tuition $97.27/semester hour

Out-of-state tuition $359.20/semester hour

Georgia freshmen on HOPE 75%

Average composite three-part SAT score for entering freshmen n/a

Average critical reading and math composite SAT score 945

SAT score breakdown 477, critical reading; 468, math; does not presently use writing score in admissions

Average class size for freshman courses 24

Popular majors accounting, biology, early childhood education, management