Dutchess Community College

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General Information

Admission Office

53 Pendell Road

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1595

(845) 431-8010

(800) 378-9707

Fax: (845) 431-8605

Contact: Rita Banner

Director of Admissions
Main Address

53 Pendell Road

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1595

(845) 431-8000


Total undergrads: 8,462

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,771

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,434


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for nursing and engineering programs.

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Music – General Performance C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Accounting Technology C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business Administration/Management A
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
Sales and Distribution A
Tourism/Travel Marketing A
Tourism/Travel Services A
Travel/Tourism Management A

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General C
Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C


Biology Teacher Education A
Chemistry Teacher Education A
Early Childhood Education A,C
Elementary Education A
English Teacher Education A
French Teacher Education A
German Teacher Education A
Junior High Education A
Kindergarten/Preschool Education A
Mathematics Education A
Science Teacher Education A
Secondary Education A
Social Studies Teacher Education A
Spanish Language Teacher Education A
Teacher Assistance A


Electrical/Communications Engineering A
Engineering Science A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A
Construction/Building Technologies A
Drafting and Design Technology C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Manufacturing Technologies A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Health Services – General A
Mental Health Services Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Substance Abuse Counseling C

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A,C
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies C
Humanities A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences A
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General A
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management A

Physical Sciences

Physical Sciences – General A

Public Administration & Services

Youth Services C

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A,C
Security/Loss Prevention C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Dutchess Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (845) 431-8000
Website: www.sunydutchess.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online: https://www.sunydutchess.edu/admissions/applynow.html
Address: 53 Pendell Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1595
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 8,691
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 21 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 7,735 (89% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $4,690
Out-of-state Tuition: $8,840
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 70%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,833

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Dutchess Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Dutchess Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 22
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 43
Construction Trades 2
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 44
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 2
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 14
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Transportation and Materials Moving 2
Visual and Performing Arts 12
Grand total 1530

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Dutchess Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $4,690
Out-of-state $8,840
Books and supplies $1,450

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,024 70%
Grant or scholarship aid 924 64% $5,833
Student loan aid 411 28% $5,009

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,854 33% $5,748
Federal student loans 1,198 14% $5,195

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Dutchess Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Dutchess Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Dutchess Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 8,691
Undergraduate enrollment 8,691
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Dutchess Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education)
    • RN Associate Degree Programs

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