In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.
DCC landed the #1,915 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.
DCC also holds the #120 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.
Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Dutchess Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.
At Dutchess Community College, the student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.
When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.
The full-time faculty percentage at Dutchess Community College is 30%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.
The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Dutchess Community College this rate is 59%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,034 undergraduates at DCC with 3,015 being full-time and 5,019 being part-time.
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of DCC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At DCC, approximately 27% of students took out student loans averaging $5,032 a year. That adds up to $20,128 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at DCC is 11.4%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.
Contact details for DCC are given below.
|Address:||53 Pendell Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1595|
Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.
In 2020-2021, 2,966 students took at least one online class at Dutchess Community College. This is a decrease from the 4,820 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
*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.