Welcome, Employers! Dalton State College wants you to know that your partnership and support of our students is valuable. Our graduates are well equipped and prepared to be the next generation of leaders. See below how you can tap into their talent.

Hire a Roadrunner

Did you know that Dalton State College has a Career Management System for all opportunities including internships, part-time jobs, full-time careers, and on campus work study positions. Dalton State’s students are directed there for any and all opportunities available to them.

HANDSHAKE is “the #1 way college students get jobs!”  Employers can connect with Dalton State via Handshake and post their opportunities, search for/recruit qualified candidates, and even register for upcoming career events.

Instructions for setting up your Free Employer Account


As always, thank you for thinking of our students! For assistance or questions: [email protected]

Majors & Programs

Dalton State College offers several degrees, including certificates, associates, and bachelors.

Our current students are always looking for internship opportunities and our graduates are ready to take on their careers at your company/organization.  Wanna know what our students are educated and trained in?  See all our majors and programs below by clicking on the school of choice:

Quick Facts about DSC Students


National Recognition for Dalton State
Best Public Colleges in Georgia
#10 – AcademicInfluence.com (2023)

Top Public Colleges in South
#16 (tie) – U.S. News & World Report (2022/23)

Most Affordable Public Four-Year Colleges in U.S.
Top 10% – U.S. Department of Education (2022)


  • Total Students: 4,535
  • Dual Enrollment: 241
  • First Generation College Students: 52%
  • Worldwide: 33 nations and 21 states
  • Time Commitment:
    61% Full Time Enrollment
    39% Part Time Enrollment
  • Average Age: 22
  • Enrollment by County:
    Whitfield: 42%
    Gilmer: 3%
    Walker: 7%
    Gordon: 9%
    Catoosa: 11%
    Murray: 11%
    Other GA/Out of State: 17%
  • Ethnicity:
    White: 55%
    Hispanic: 36%
    Black: 3%
    Other/Non Disclosed: 6%
  • Classroom Profile:
    Student to Faculty Ration: 23 to 1
    Average Class Size: 20
  • Faculty/Staff Profile:
    Total Faculty: 220
    Total Staff: 169
  • Degree Profile:
    840 Degrees Conferred 2019-2020
    Bachelor’s: 61%
    Associates: 36%
    Certificates: 3%
  • Degrees Conferred by School:
    Arts & Sciences – 42%
    Wright School of Business – 16%
    Education: 12%
    Health Professions: 29%
  • Majors & Programs:
    24 Bachelor’s Degrees
    21 Minors
    8 Associate Degrees
    2 Certificates
    1 Mini-Certificate
    7 Teacher Certification Programs
    2 Education Endorsements
  • Institutional Financial Profile:
    32% State Appropriation
    19% Tuition & Fees
    42% Federal Grants/Contracts
    6% Auxiliary
    1% Other
    $29.7M Foundation Endowment
    Tuition & Fees: $1,962 for In-State/15hrs Per Semester
    Housing: $2,775-$3,375 per semester
    Meal Plans: $1,665 per semester
  • Financial Student Profile:
    79% Receiving Aid
    55% Receiving Need Based Aid
    76% Graduates completed degrees without taking out student loans

1,800+ hands-on learning opportunities outside the classroom each year
Georgia’s first hispanic-serving institution
Finance lab has real-time business information for students
Society ’63 helps alumni with networking & professional development
Turtle assurance colony saves endangered turtle species
Roadrunner trail system has 3 miles of mountain hiking on campus

Information provided by Marketing & Communications March 2023

Career Events Happening Soon

Come speak with companies/organizations who are looking to hire our students for internships and part/full time job opportunities. Don’t miss these events!


Tuesday, August 29, 2023
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Roberts Library | Second Floor


Wednesday, October 11, 2023
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Roberts Library | Second Floor

Employers and students/alumni can register for these events on HANDSHAKE.


Networking: If you know someone, your chances of getting your foot in the door just went up 80%! Come start making those connections at this event!


Thursday, October 26, 2023
3 p.m.  to 5 p.m.
Roberts Library | Second Floor

If you want to participate in this event and help students network, then please contact us at [email protected]



Thursday, November 2, 2023
10 a.m.  to 2 p.m.
Health Professions Atrium

Register on HANDSHAKE

Donate to the Career Closet

Dalton State College is focused on offering resources to our students to help them succeed in their education and career.

One of those resources is our Career Closet. Ran on donations, this resource offers students, who do not own or cannot otherwise afford to purchase, PROFESSIONAL WEAR clothing at no cost them. We are always looking for donations of professional wear to fill the closet. If you or anyone in your company, organization, church, family, etc. is willing to donate gently used or brand new professional wear to the Dalton State Career Closet, we will gladly take it.  Any items not kept are donated to Providence Ministries in Dalton, GA.

With your help, our students will look and feel professional and ready for that big interview or business meeting/event. Thank you in advance for your donations!

We accept donations Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Dean of Students Office located in the Pope Student Center.

For questions: [email protected]

Have questions?

We’d be happy to answer your questions about our Career and Professional Development services. If you have inquiries or need assistance, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

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