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Dutchess Community College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Dutchess Community College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and 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?

2022 Rankings

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.

Dutchess Community College was awarded 164 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is laboratory technician.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked DCC as #1,317 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

DCC is also ranked #117 out of 160 schools in New York.

See all of the rankings for Dutchess Community College.

Is It Hard to Get Into DCC?

Acceptance Rate

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.

Learn more about Dutchess Community College admissions.

Dutchess Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Dutchess Community College, this rate is 22 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

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 29%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  29 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 55%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  55 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Dutchess Community College.

Dutchess Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

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.

How Much Does Dutchess Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of DCC is $7,704. 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 +
$4,606 $6,805 $9,958 $12,216 $13,253

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 29% of students took out student loans averaging $5,177 a year. That adds up to $20,708 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DCC is 14.9%. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from DCC make about $32,900 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. 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. Poughkeepsie is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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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 2019-2020, 4,820 students took at least one online class at Dutchess Community College. This is an increase from the 956 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 4,820 4,573
2018-2019 956 160
2017-2018 570 114
2016-2017 569 153
2015-2016 524 35

Learn more about online learning at Dutchess Community College.

Notes and References


*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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