Dutchess Community College

Tel: (845)431-8000
10,493 students
Public institution

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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 10,493 students (49% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 44%.
Dutchess Community College is the only community colleges within Dutchess County, NY.
The nearest community college is Ulster County Community College (14.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Dutchess Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 10,493 teachers has grown by 27% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has increased from 31:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,493 students
1,287 students
Dutchess Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
5,120 students
832 students
Dutchess Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 5,373 students
1,021 students
Dutchess Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Dutchess Community College sch enrollment Dutchess Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
% Asian
2%
2%
Dutchess Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
13%
7%
Dutchess Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
10%
12%
Dutchess Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
73%
66%
Dutchess Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Dutchess Community College More (2010-2012)
Dutchess Community College sch ethnicity Dutchess Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.44 0.45
Dutchess Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,520 is less than the state average of $5,845. 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 $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,520 $5,845
Dutchess Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,620 $10,047
Dutchess Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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 $4,790 per year for in-state students and $8,916 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,845 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 61%. 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 0.62, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is 5 Star Airforce Community College International. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.