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
1,272 students
# Full-Time Students
5,120 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 5,373 students
1,016 students
% American Indian/Alaskan -
1%
% Asian 2%
2%
% Hawaiian -
1%
% Hispanic 13%
7%
% Black 10%
12%
% White 73%
66%
% Two or more races 2%
2%
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

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,520 is less than the state average of $6,030. 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 $10,175. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,520 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,620 $10,175
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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