Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie (DCC)

Poughkeepsie, NY

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Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie

Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie

Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie Student Essentials

Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie Student Essentials
Region: Northeast
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.sunydutchess.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Parking Permit Required: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $ 3,520
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 6,620
Retention Rate: 63%
Enrollment: 13,280
Year Established: 1957

About DCC

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.

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DCC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 2.5 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

50% of students gave Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie 2 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Former Student - Last Attended 2015

Overall Rating

DO NOT ATTEND THEIR NURSING PROGRAM, WHATEVER YOU DO!!! Absolutely the worst nursing education you will ever TRY to receive! The head of the department, Mrs. Grutzner, is the most disrespectful, arrogant, unprofessional person myself and the other students have ever come across. They use computer alga rhythms to make their tests/ determine which questions are used. Their fail rate is worse than any other nursing program and the average GPA for the nursing program is just unheard of, due to Grutzner's testing practices! Also, their tutoring for nursing students is a joke! They make up rules as the semesters go on and only hold certain students to them. Don't even try to ask Grutzner a question in class, she'll just stare at you for a couple minutes then say something unprofessional to you! I have never been so disrespected in my lifetime and ALL of my fellow classmates along with every other professor I've spoken to that works under her has nothing good to say about her or the dump of a program she's made! THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE I DID! LOOK AROUND, THERE ARE PLENTY OF GOOD QUALITY SCHOOLS IN THE AREA THAT WILL NOT FAIL YOU LIKE THIS ONE HAS TO THOUSANDS OF FORMER STUDENTS!!!!


Overall Rating

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.


DCC Map & Location

Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie
53 Pendell Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


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Getting Around DCC

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

5/10
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Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Poughkeepsie, NY

Winter
Dec
40
22
Jan
35
16
Feb
40
18
Spring
Mar
48
26
Apr
61
37
May
71
46
Summer
Jun
80
56
Jul
85
61
Aug
83
60
Fall
Sep
75
51
Oct
63
39
Nov
52
31

DCC Students

Total Students 13,280

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 13%
  • African American: 11%
  • Caucasian: 68%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Unknown and Other: 5%
Latino 13%
African American 11%
Caucasian 68%
Asian 3%
Unknown and Other 5%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 38%
Part-Time 62%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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