Dutchess Community College

Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
3.19 Average Rating

Dutchess Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in the hills above Poughkeepsie, New York, with a satellite facility open in Wappingers Falls. DCC offers over 50 academic programs, which feature tuition rates lower than any other college or university in the state. Local students who have graduated high school in the top 10% of their class can receive DCC’s Conklin Scholarship, which includes tuition coverage for two full years. Approximately one-third of all college-bound students graduating from high school in the college’s regional area choose to attend DCC.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
2 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

Admissions Requirements

Transcript
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
98%
Out-Of-State Students
1%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Associate's
Total Number of Students
9,061
Total Number of Undergrads
9,061
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
20:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$8,090
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$4,404
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$8,268
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,118
Books and Supplies
$1400

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
24%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,138
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
24%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,323
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,603

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
31%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,605
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$5,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$96
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Student Organizations
33
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Varsity Athletics Association
NJCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Employed
6 mos. after graduation
73%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$37,200
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What Students Are Saying

3.19 Average Rating
Dutchess Community College is a wonderful school. The staff actually sits down and goes through every little detail with you to help you succeed. They also try to get you active in events and sports.
Christina from Newburgh, NY
dutchess community college is a great school for those who are on a budget.
the campus is beautiful and reflects the creativity of the students, also the teachers here are extremely committed to the success of their students.
their open admission policy makes it possible for anyone to succeed here.
Selena from Lagrangeville, NY

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