Provided by Dalton State College
Dalton State College is dedicated to providing broad access to quality higher education for the population of Northwest Georgia, thereby enhancing the region's economic vitality and quality of life. As an institution of the University System of Georgia, Dalton State College offers targeted bachelor's degrees, a full range of associate's degrees and career certificate programs, and a wide variety of public service and continuing education activities. The College's work is strengthened by partnerships between the College and Northwest Georgia businesses and industries, governments, and schools.
The mission of Dalton State College consists of the following core commitments:
1. selection, support, and development of a talented, caring faculty and staff dedicated to scholarship and creating an open, cooperative, technologically enhanced learning environment;
2. excellence in a learning environment dedicated to serving a diverse student body, promoting high levels of student achievement, and providing a range of educational and student life opportunities and appropriate academic support services;
3. public service through continuing education, economic development, and cultural activities that address the needs and improve the quality of life of the region;
4. continuous improvement in all aspects of its operations through the use of inclusive, participatory planning and meaningful assessment.
In fulfilling its mission, Dalton State College seeks to prepare and inspire its students to be active members within their profession and communities. As Dalton State College looks to the future and its place in a competitive, global society, it seeks to build upon its strengths as one of the most academically respected, student-oriented, and community-centered institutions of its kind.