• Address: 53 Pendell Rd, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601-1595

  • Phone Number: (845) 431-8000

  • Website: www.sunydutchess.edu


Dutchess Community College is a public college headquartered in Poughkeepsie, New York. In 1955, there were only 40 community colleges in the United States to satiate the needs of a 325,000 number large learning community. Considering this need of the learning population, a community college was established for the Dutchess County dwellers.

Presently, the college spreads over an area of 130 acres and a 10 membered board of trustees govern the college. It aims to be the mentor of an innovative and transformative community and it enables the student-population to realize their full potential.

The college believes in values like accountability, excellence, access, diversity, collaboration and more. It testifies to have the lowest tuition compared to other educational institutions in the state and is a part of the State University of New York System.

  • The total population of the college is 9,346 out of which 4,071 are full-timers and 5,275 are part-timers.

  • The college has received its institutional accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

  • The student-faculty ratio of the college is 22:1.

  • The graduation rate of the college is 25%.

Online Education at DCC

The credits of these courses can be transferred conveniently.

  • The university offers a few certificate level programs.

  • DCC majors include Biomedical Science.


Few reviews that the college has received are as follows.

  • Apart from regular college hours, special project times and internship opportunities have created more opportunities for students to get involved in the activities of the college.
  • As all the club-meetings happened during lunch breaks, it is easy for the students to get connected to the campus.

  • The campus is well-kept and clean. 

  • The Student Government is responsible for meeting the needs of the student.

  • The tuition is affordable and provides the best education at a reasonable rate.


Institution Type

(2 Years) Public

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Headquartered at

Poughkeepsie, New York

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Historically Black College or University


Data Source: www.sunydutchess.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.


Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 22: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 65 % Part Time: 50 %
Total Population 9,346
Student Population Full Time: 4,071 Part Time: 5,275
Gender Division Male: 46 % Female: 54 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 22 %

The College Monk

Female: 28 %

Total Graduation Rate: 25 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Dutchess Community College (DCC) offers 10 online programs across 1 Majors

Biomedical Science

Offering 10 programs accross 1 degrees

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Scholarships, grants, work-study programs, and loans are the provisions of financial aid. Students looking for financial aid facilities can fill the FAFSA Form. Dutchess Community College federal school code is 002864.

  • Federal Aid includes Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Direct Subsidized Loan, Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and many more.

  • State Aid includes New York State Tuition Assistance program, Aid for Part-Time Study and more.

  • Scholarships include Charles and Mabel Conklin Scholarship, Scholarship for Returning and Graduating Students and many more.

Contact the college to know more about the Financial Aid Information. The financial aid phone number is (845) 431-8060.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $4,913
$30,001 - $48,000 $6,809
$48,001 - $75,000 $10,130
$75,001 - $110,000 $12,055
Over $110,000 $12,600

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 24% $4,241
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 59% $5,151
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 43% $4,624
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 7% $1,495
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 34% $4,661
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 34% $4,578
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 7,453
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 72 $2,264
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 72 $2,264

Data Source: www.sunydutchess.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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