Dutchess Community College

Tel: (845)431-8000
9,905 students
Public institution
The mission of Dutchess Community College is to provide open access to affordable, quality post-secondary education to citizens of Dutchess County and others. As a comprehensive community college, DCC offers college transfer and occupational/technical degree programs, certificate programs, lifelong learning opportunities, and service to the community. The College provides educational experiences that enable qualified students to expand their academic capabilities and further develop thinking and decision making skills. By providing a full collegiate experience, the College seeks to ensure that all students achieve their individual potential.
School Highlights
Dutchess Community College serves 9,905 students (47% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 51%.
Dutchess Community College is the only community colleges within Dutchess County, NY.
The nearest community college is Ulster County Community College (14.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 285 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
College Dutchess Community College (NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty 285 staff 70 staff

Student Body

The student population of 9,905 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has declined by 20% over five years.
Total Enrollment 9,905 students 1,163 students
# Full-Time Students 4,666 students 957 students
# Part-Time Students 5,239 students 377 students
% Asian
3%
6%
% Hispanic
13%
19%
% Black
8%
17%
% White
72%
49%
% Two or more races
2%
1%
% Unknown races
1%
8%
% Non Resident races
1%
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Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.46 0.68

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,520 is less than the state average of $9,546. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,620 is less than the state average of $11,402. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,520 $9,546
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,620 $11,402
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1957, DCC has the lowest tuition of any college or university in the state. The college offers Associate\'s degrees and Certificates in over 60 academic areas of study. Our curriculums include career-oriented programs as well as those designed for successful transfer to a four-year college or university. Dutchess Community College is situated on a 130-acre hilltop campus with fantastic scenery and a park-like setting. Graced with lovely buildings and facilities, the campus is also enhanced by beautiful landscaping and a broad array of sculptures and other art. On fair-weather days, many of the College\'s 8,000 students can be seen strolling along the walkways or studying in one of the many attractive outdoor settings. Class sizes at Dutchess are small, with the average class size being less than 20 students. Dutchess was the first college in the state to offer a comprehensive jointly-registered transfer program in teacher education (with SUNY New Paltz), covering birth through twelfth grade. The college is accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Did You Know?
For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,961 per year for in-state students and $9,270 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,284 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 69%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New York community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in New York is SBI Campus-An Affiliate of Sanford-Brown. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.