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Poughkeepsie Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Poughkeepsie Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Poughkeepsie, New York

There are at least 5 colleges in Poughkeepsie, listed and described below. These schools represent 16,711 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 13,595 full-time students, and a reported 5,443 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Dutchess Community College, Marist College and Vassar College. For a prestigious selective school, you might want to look at Vassar College or Marist College.

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  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Poughkeepsie.

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Poughkeepsie, NY

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  • Program Categories: Cosmetology, Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma
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Colleges in Poughkeepsie with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Dutchess BOCES-School of Practical Nursing
5 BOCES Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-6599

  • Programs: licensed practical nurse
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 148 students, 194 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Marist College
3399 North Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, public administration, psychology, special ed, general studies, public relations, criminal justice and administration, legal assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 5,727 students, 5,331 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 3,053 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 530-620. Math: 540-630. Writing: 540-630.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Vassar College
124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: political science, psychology, English, economics, history, art studies, film studies, biology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 2,451 students, 2,478 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,390 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 660-750. Math: 640-710. Writing: 650-740.
  • Flexibility: AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Poughkeepsie Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1595

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: humanities, business management, registered nursing, elementary school teaching, criminal justice and police, liberal arts and sciences, communication studies, teacher aide
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 8,248 students, 5,450 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

Ridley-Lowell School of Business Poughkeepsie
26 S Hamilton St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: medical coding, medical assistant, information technology, medical secretary, criminal science, accounting, legal secretary, general office occupations
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 137 students, 142 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
New Paltz Colleges 2 6,034 7,753 2,800
Newburgh Colleges 1 28,259 2,588 790
Port Ewen Colleges 1 3,650 85  
Red Hook Colleges 2 1,805 2,461 1,630
Stone Ridge Colleges 1 1,173 3,298  
West Point Colleges 1 7,138 4,487 4,400

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