Run Boldly. Choose Dalton State.

Affordable education for future career success

We are committed to offering great education at an affordable cost because we believe the most important investment is the one we make in you—not the other way around.

A vibrant student life to participate, engage, and learn

Find yourself in a diverse, caring community of more than 4,500 students from 33 countries. Dalton State is Georgia’s first Hispanic-Serving Institution.

Integrated student support for a winning finish

From health and wellness programs to scholarships to student organizations, we’re here to help you in your college journey.

Shaping community engagement at the personal level

As a member of Roadrunner nation you’ll have the opportunity to give back to the community through advocacy, civic engagement and volunteerism.


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Stay up-to-date with the latest news, stories, and events happening at Dalton State.

Jul 03, 2024

Dalton State among top 10% most affordable colleges in the nation; number one in Georgia

Dalton State College is number one in Georgia and ranked 52 nationally among public four-year institutions for net price, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Education’s Affordability and Transparency Center. The report lists the top 10% of public four-year institutions with the lowest net prices based on the 2021-22 academic year and lowest tuition and fees based on the 2022-23 academic year.

Jun 04, 2024

Dalton State adds to teacher workforce with 61% increase in education graduates

Dalton State College awarded degrees to 437 students at its spring 2024 commencement ceremonies on May 14. At a time when teachers are in high-demand, the college saw a 61% year-over-year increase in graduates with education degrees, including associate and bachelor’s degrees, and it graduated its largest-ever spring-term cohort with a Bachelor of Arts in History with a Secondary Certification in Education.

May 28, 2024

Roadrunners collect second NAIA Men’s Golf National Championship

The Dalton State Men’s Golf Team claimed the 2024 NAIA Men’s Golf National Championship at Dalton Golf and Country Club in Dalton on Friday. Following a two-hour weather delay, the Roadrunners won by one-stroke over #4 Texas Wesleyan.


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Roadrunner Spotlight

Dr. Kyle Abernathy

“Above all, I must be approachable, visible and human. When I am these things, my people can thrive, and trust is built. Where trust is built, students will learn!”

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Current Role

Interim principal at Blue Ridge School in Dalton


Upcoming Events

Jul 18

New Student Orientation

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Last class A & C sessions

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Jul 24

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Jul 25

New Student Orientation

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Aug 01

New Student Orientation

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Your Home for Learning

At our main campus located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, more than 4,500 students enjoy our thriving student life complete with a variety of athletic programs and activities. Our Mountain Campus is nestled in the historic district of Ellijay, GA and within walking distance of local cafes, a pizzeria and shops.

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