Darton College was founded Albany, Ga. in 1963 as Albany Junior College by the University System of Georgia, and was approved as a state college by the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents to begin offering limited bachelor’s degree programs in 2011. Darton College provides the Allied Health Division and Nursing program to bolster healthcare professionals in southwest Georgia with 13 allied health programs.
Darton College designs its programs to prepare students for transfer into a four-year college or university, or to enter the workforce upon graduation. The school offers 84 associate degree programs, 26 online, 49 certificate programs, and a limited number of bachelor’s degree programs in Allied Health, Business, Computer Programs, the Fine Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Nursing, Physical Education, Science, and Mathematics. Darton also offers joint enrollment, allowing students to enroll in courses for college credit while continuing high school, or to apply for full-time college enrollment following completion of high school junior year.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has accredited Darton College since January of 1968. Specific programs have also been accredited by The American Dental Association since May of 1970, The American Occupational Therapy Association since April of 1999, The American Physical Therapy Association since October of 1996 and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission since June of 1972.
Applicants require a minimum 2.0 high school GPA, or a 2.2 GPA if graduating with a technical preparatory diploma. If an applicant cannot submit SAT verbal scores above 430 and math scores above 400, or ACT English scores above 17 and ACT math scores above 17, they are required to take the Compass Placement Examination to determine whether Learning Support course work is required. Applicants must complete an Admission Application and submit an application fee. Joint Enrollment and Early Admissions applicants must submit a transcript of secondary school credits with a minimum 3.0 GPA, a minimum composite SAT score of 970 or a minimum composite ACT score of 21, and written permission from the high school principal or counselor and, if the applicant is a minor, permission from the parent or guardian. An Admission Application and an application fee is also required.