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Dalton State College is located in Dalton, Georgia. It is part of the University System of Georgia (a system of 31 universities and colleges). The school was charted in 1963 as Dalton Junior College. It opened in 1967 after several buildings were built including the administration building, a student services edifice and a maintenance building. A gymnasium was built a year later. Over the years a library, a technical education building, and a liberal arts building were added along with other buildings including a residence hall and classrooms. The original student body was just over 500. There are now more than 5,000 students enrolled at Dalton State College.

The word Junior was deleted from the College's title in 1987. In 1998, it became known as Dalton State College. Starting in 1998, Dalton State College began to offer baccalaureate degrees. Students can now get BA degrees in biology, chemistry, mathematics, management, management information systems and technology management along with degrees in accounting, criminal justice, early childhood education, history, English, operations management and social work. Students can also get an associate's degree.

The school rests on 141 acres. DSC uses a semester based schedule. According to the Best Colleges edition of the US News and World Report, DSC is rated a tier 2 southern regional college. In-state tuition and fees were $3,732 for 2012-2013. For out-of-state students, the fees for the same year were over $11,000. Dalton State College degrees are accredited. Dalton State College is located between Chattanooga, Tennessee and Atlanta, Georgia. Students come from 38 foreign nations. Sixty-two percent of the students are female. The average age is 24. There is on-campus housing. Athletes participate in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The student organization that seeks to give students a robust entertainment experience mixed with community involvement is the Campus Activities Board. In order to live on campus students need to take at least 9 credit hours per semester.

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