Dutchess Community College

Dutchess Community College

Dutchess Community College, or DCC, is a two-year college, associated with the State University of New York (SUNY). The campus covers 130 acres and was founded in 1957. The college is also known as "Harvard on the Hudson." DCC offers associate's degrees in more than 50 programs in different fields of study. It enrolls more than 7,000 students each term.

DCC has many sports teams. The men athletes of the college are known as Falcons and the women athletes are called Lady Falcons. The sports team of DCC participate in the NJCAA Division III, Region XV and Mid-Hudson Athletic Conference.

Some of the notable alumni of the college are Kelly Cass, popular Meteorologist; Bill Duke, Actor; and James Campion, President of Columbia-Greene Community College.

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Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Rd
Poughkeepsie , NY 12601-1595
General Phone: (845) 431-8000

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Dutchess Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts278sign language translation, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, humanities
Business and Management162business management, accounting technology
Education and Teaching140elementary school teaching, English teaching, math teaching, physical education teaching, science teaching, social studies teaching, biology teaching, Spanish teaching, teacher aide ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine92EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement71criminal justice and police, fire services administration
Media39communication studies
Law24legal assistant
Computer Science and Engineering19computer and info science, computer programming, information science
Photography and Commercial Art18commercial art
Engineering Technician16architectural engineering tech, electronics tech, HVAC tech, drafting
Therapy and Counseling13substance abuse counseling, community health services
Mechanics and Repair13communications install and repair
Medical Support and Technology12medical lab tech, clinical and medical lab science
Family and Social Work12child care management
Art Studies8art studies
Construction Trades5construction trades
Transportation1commercial pilot and flight crew
Music1music performance

Number of programs and degrees for Dutchess Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree86533
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years6510

Dutchess Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Dutchess Community College had a total enrollment of 8,248 students (5,450 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 70%
Black 10%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 9%
18-19 32%
20-21 20%
22-24 11%
25-29 8%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 8%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York98%
State unknown2%

Dutchess Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %
Part-Time 50 %

Dutchess Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Poughkeepsie, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Dutchess Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,292
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,167
Books and supplies $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Dutchess Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 286400)

Dutchess Community College Faculty

Dutchess Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year20$84,72919$82,566
Associate professoracademic year10$67,66012$67,660
Assistant professoracademic year12$60,22819$57,875
Instructoracademic year19$49,60020$49,493
All faculty totalacademic year61$66,16970$63,860

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Dutchess Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, Other

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation

Mechanics And Repair
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician

Music Performance, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Services Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
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checked Career counseling
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checked On-campus day care
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