DCC Description

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
  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Fire Science
  • Nursing

Associate’s degrees are also awarded in such academic and creative subject areas as:

  • Creative Writing
  • Humanities
  • Math
  • Music

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

Region

Northeast

Setting

Large Town Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Parking Permit Required

Yes

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$3,520

Out-of-State Tuition

$5,800

Retention Rate

63%

Enrollment

8,519

Year Established

1957

DCC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 3

5 star
  1 review
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2 star
  2 reviews
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67% of students gave Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie 2 stars overall.

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

There are few things about DCC that stood out to me and that is the staff and individuals there to help you get through and the campus itself is a great experience to tour. The tour guided i had was amazing the tour itself came to life as she spoke.

Overall Rating:
2

Detailed Ratings

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DCC Students

Total Students
8,519

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
0%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
59%
Part-Time
41%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
11%
African American
11%
Caucasian
69%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
2%
Unknown and Other
7%

International Students

International
1%
Domestic
99%

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