Dalton State College
Dalton State College
|Type||Public, 4-Year College|
|Endowment||U.S. $ 25.3 million|
|President||John O. Schwenn|
|Vice-president||Sandra Stone (Academic Affairs)|
|Academic staff||160 (full-time), 72 (part-time)|
|Location||Dalton, Georgia, USA|
|Campus||Small city, 146 acres
Dalton State East Campus
Dalton State College at Gilmer County Center
|Colors||Blue and Silver|
|Affiliations||University System of Georgia, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|
Dalton State College, also referred to as DSC or Dalton State, is one of 31 colleges and universities in the University System of Georgia. Dalton State is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The college is located in Dalton, Georgia.
The college was founded as Dalton Junior College in July 1963 and opened in September 1967 offering programs designed to provide the first two years of college work for students preparing to transfer to four-year degree granting institutions. The addition of a technical division in 1976 enabled the school to serve students wishing to develop work skills at the certificate or associate degree level. In 1987, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia removed the word "Junior" from the college's name: It became Dalton College.
The University System changed the name to Dalton State College in 1998 and upgraded it to a four-year status. Dalton State began offering its first bachelor's programs that year, all in business and technology.
In 2009, Dalton State opened an extended campus in Ellijay, Ga called the Dalton State Gilmer County Center and had over 200 students enrolled for the spring semester. Dalton State also opened its first on-campus residential housing, Dalton State at Wood Valley.
Today, Dalton State College offers baccalaureate degrees in Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, English, History, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing Systems, Mathematics, Operations Management, Social Work, and Technology Management. The college also offers 22 associate degree and several certificate programs as well.
Dalton State College offers, in addition to certificate and associate-degree programs,
- the Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology Management,
- the Bachelor of Arts in English (with Teacher Certification available),
- the Bachelor of Arts in History (with Teacher Certification available),
- the Bachelor of Business Administration (with majors in Accounting, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing Systems),
- the Bachelor of Science in Biology (with Teacher Certification available),
- the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (with Teacher Certification available),
- the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice,
- the Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Early Childhood Education,
- the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (with Teacher Certification available),
- the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and
- the Bachelor of Social Work.
Dalton State College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The Early Childhood Education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The Business Administration programs has received initial accredition by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) as of January 2010.
The almost 5,000 traditional and non-traditional students from a 10-county service area of Northwest Georgia in addition to 38 foreign countries. The average age student is 24; females make up 62 percent of the student population. On campus housing has been offered since the Fall 2009.
Dalton State Athletics
The Dalton State Athletics began in 2012 and is part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). It consists of Men's Basketball, Golf, Cross Country, Tennis, and Competitive Cheerleading. The Women's sports include Tennis, Cross Country, Golf, Volleyball, and Competitive Cheerleading.
The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is a student-run organization that strives to enhance the Dalton State College student experience through quality entertainment, creative programming, and community involvement. Their stated goal is to strengthen the missions of both the Office of Student Life and Dalton State College by providing a variety of social, recreational, cultural, and educational programs.
Through the expertise of an appointed student executive board, CAB works to ensure leadership development, networking with the college community, building campus traditions, and school spirit.
The Office of Residential Life is responsible for overseeing campus housing services and providing residential life activities for housing residents. Residential Life also supports the academic mission of Dalton State College by offering opportunities that foster individual development and collective growth throughout our residential community. We promote mutual respect, leadership, and the shared values of a residential community of learners. Those who are currently enrolled Dalton State students taking a minimum of 9 credit hours each semester may apply to live in campus housing.
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