Dutchess Community College: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - Below AverageQuality:Education Quality Rating - PoorSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - PoorCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Oustanding
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Dutchess Community College is a large two-year, public school with 9,550 students enrolled. This institution was established in 1957 and is one of the 5 schools located in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
47
Fair
Dutchess Community College will give you the opportunity to receive a 1-year certificate or associate's degree.

Dutchess Community College deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and lets you to select from 47 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Management, Business, Criminal Justice, and Social Work. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other colleges.


Student Retention
63%
Bad
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Dutchess Community College is relatively low at 63% (way below New York average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
23 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at Dutchess Community College is low - 30%. Approximately 21% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Dutchess Community College is reasonable -- 23:1. Read more on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$7,400
Low
Average tuition price is low, $6,800 per year. The additional fees at Dutchess Community College beyond tuition are nearly $600, which totals $7,400 per year.

Read the details about Dutchess Community College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
This college will consider accepting your dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) at entry.

To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information about applying to Dutchess Community College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (845) 431-8000 or check Dutchess Community College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$7,000
Medium
Dutchess Community College offers a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Dutchess Community College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D
Unsafe
Dutchess Community College provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 500 students, which offers a good on-campus housing option. The room price is a bit high -- about $7,000 per year.

Based on the college crime numbers, Dutchess Community College seems to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Dutchess Community College Location and Maps



Post Address: Dutchess Community College, 53 Pendell Rd, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601-1595, USA
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