Dutchess Community College Overview
Located in Poughkeepsie, New York, Dutchess Community College is a public institution. The suburban atmosphere of Poughkeepsie makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.
What Is Dutchess Community College Known For?
- The highest award offered at DCC is the associate's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 28% of the faculty were full-time.
Dutchess Community College Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
DCC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at DCC.
Where Is Dutchess Community College?
Contact details for DCC are given below.
|Address:||53 Pendell Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1595|
How Do I Get Into DCC?
You can apply to DCC online at: https://www.sunydutchess.edu/admissions/applynow.html
Can I Afford Dutchess Community College?
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At DCC, approximately 30% of students took out student loans averaging $4,672 a year. That adds up to $18,688 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at DCC is 14.5%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.
Dutchess Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 3,514 full-time undergraduates at DCC, 48% are male and 52% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Dutchess Community College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||475|
|Hispanic or Latino||784|
Over 27 countries are represented at DCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Vietnam.
Online Learning at Dutchess Community College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at DCC has changed over the last few years.
Online Growth Rankings of DCC
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Dutchess Community College was 62.4%. This is the #436 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at DCC regardless of major.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Dutchess Community College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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