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Dutchess Community College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Dutchess Community College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors DCC offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Dutchess Community College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Dutchess Community College was awarded 9 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

DCC was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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Is It Hard to Get Into DCC?

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into Dutchess Community College since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

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Dutchess Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Dutchess Community College, the student to faculty ratio is 20 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.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Dutchess Community College is 28%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  28 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Dutchess Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

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 62%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  62 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at DCC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,061 undergraduates at DCC with 3,839 being full-time and 5,222 being part-time.

DCC Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for DCC is 60.35 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  60.35 out of 100
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How Much Does Dutchess Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of DCC is $8,123. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for DCC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$5,308 $7,526 $10,595 $12,483 $13,988

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.

Student Loan Debt

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 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.

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How Much Money Do DCC Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from DCC with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $32,900 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 17% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Dutchess Community College make the most money.

Location of Dutchess Community College

Dutchess Community College is a public institution situated in Poughkeepsie, New York. 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.

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Location of Dutchess Community College

Contact details for DCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 53 Pendell Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1595
Phone: 845-431-8000

Dutchess Community College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Dutchess Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at DCC

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 2017-2018, 570 students took at least one online class at Dutchess Community College. This is an increase from the 569 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 570 114
2016-2017 569 153
2015-2016 524 35
2014-2015 515 121
2013-2014 469 111

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