Dutchess Community College is the primary source of two-year educational programs in Poughkeepsie, New York, and surrounding areas. The education at Duchess is also of high quality, boasting successful graduates and award-winning professors.
More than 60 programs of study are available at Dutchess Community College. These include such professional disciplines as:
- Aviation Science
- Criminal Justice
- Fire Science
Associate’s degrees are also awarded in such academic and creative subject areas as:
- Creative Writing
The impressive faculty members at the school have collectively received over 30 awards for teaching excellence.
Students who obtain a degree in an academic or artistic field usually transfer to a four-year university. Four-year schools to which students have transferred include:
- Brown University
- Columbia University
- Syracuse University
- Vassar College
- Yale University
Student life activities include arts activities such as visual arts exhibits, festivals, film screenings and student clubs.
For admissions, simply fill out an online application and provide copies of high school transcripts or a copy of your GED. All incoming students must also take an entrance exam.
Financial aid is awarded through academic scholarships and federal need-based aid programs like Pell grants, Stafford loans and Plus loans. State grants and veteran’s benefits are also available.
Quick Facts about Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie
Large Town Setting
Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
On-Campus Housing Available
Parking Permit Required
DCC Ratings & Reviews
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- African American
- American Indian or Alaska native
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