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Economic Impact of Darton State College Reaches $119 Million in Fiscal Year 2011

July 11, 2012

Darton State College announced today that during fiscal year 2011 the college had a total economic impact of more than $119.4 million.

According to a study released by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG), Darton's economic impact in FY 2011 on 10 counties in Southwest Georgia was more than $119.4 million, up 2.2 percent from $116.8 million in FY 2010. The study also indicates that during FY 2011 Darton generated nearly 1,500 jobs. The overall economic impact of the University System of Georgia's 35 institutions on the state's economy reached $13.2 billion in FY 2011.

"We are grateful that during these difficult economic times, Darton State College can continue to have a positive financial impact on our community," said Tracy Goode, Dean of Institutional Advancement and Public Relations. "With the enrollment of our first BSN students in the fall and our commitment to offer additional four-year programs, we believe that Darton State College will continue to be a driving force behind our local economy."

The complete report is available on the University System's web site at www.usg.edu.

Since 1966, Darton State College has been a leader in providing quality educational opportunities and services to Southwest Georgia. Darton offers a variety ofprograms, including a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 84 associate degrees, and 49 certificate programs. Today, Darton is home to more than 6,000 students with over 155 international students from 40 countries. Darton State College, a public institution, is part of the University System of Georgia and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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