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Dutchess Community College

Poughkeepsie, NY 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate47%
Acceptance Rate47%

About DCC

Dutchess Community College Overview

Dutchess Community College is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Poughkeepsie, New York. DCC was founded in 1957 and enrolls 7,222 undergrads and no graduate students. DCC offers on-campus housing for up to 472 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 50% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Activities at DCC

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of DCC's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? DCC students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at DCC, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? DCC has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at DCC on the Student Life page.

2022 DCC Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 47%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Average GPA 2.8
In-State Tuition $4,600
Out-of-State $9,200

Is DCC a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better idea of what DCC offers and if it might be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Dutchess Community College

It is not competitive to get into DCC. Around 47% of applicants get into DCC each year. Out of 3,301 applications received in 2022, 1,559 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at DCC

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook DCC Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. 72% of graduates from DCC recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Check with DCC directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at DCC

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on DCC's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at DCC.

Based on this information, does DCC seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is DCC a good school for you?

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Where is DCC?

DCC is located in the suburban setting of Poughkeepsie, New York, in the suburbs of New York City.

If you want to see DCC for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Route 9 to Poughkeepsie, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Stewart International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what DCC and Poughkeepsie are like without leaving home.

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College Info

53 Pendell Road Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1595

Campus Setting: Suburban

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Wondering what life at DCC is like? There are approximately 7,222 students enrolled at DCC. 38% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from NY and 1% percent of students are from other states.


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