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 Dutchess Community College

Dutchess Community College - Poughkeepsie, NY

53 Pendell Rd, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601-1595

General information:(845)431-8000
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:10,316( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:24 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Large
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $3,320 $3,320 $3,320 0%
Out-of-state $6,220 $6,220 $6,220 0%
Books and supplies $1,225 $1,250 $1,250 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $6,350 $6,400 $6,400 0%
Other $3,000 $3,000 $3,100 -3%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,000 $3,000 $3,100 -3%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $4,545 $4,570 $4,570 0%
Off Campus $13,895 $13,970 $14,070 -7%
Off Campus with Family $7,545 $7,570 $7,670 0%
On Campus $7,445 $7,470 $7,470 0%
Off Campus $16,795 $16,870 $16,970 0%
Off Campus with Family $10,445 $10,470 $10,570 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $2,900
In-state fees $420
Out-of-state tuition $5,800
Out-of-state fees $420
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,143 58% --
Grant or scholarship aid 974 49% $4,445,692 $4,564
Federal grants 692 35% $3,443,333 $4,976
Pell grants 692 35% $3,422,131 $4,945
Other federal grants 76 4% $21,202 $279
State/local government grant or scholarships 654 33% $853,150 $1,305
Institutional grants or scholarships 110 6% $149,209 $1,356
Student loan aid 519 26% $2,291,526 $4,415
Federal student loans 514 26% $2,256,003 $4,389
Other student loans 6 0% $35,523 $5,921
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,196 31% $14,643,863 $4,582
Pell grants 2,396 23% $11,494,310 $4,797
Federal student loans 1,857 18% $9,658,190 $5,201


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $4,798 $4,949 $3,780
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $2,355 $1,167 $1,130
$30,001 - $48,000 $4,446 $2,957 $2,947
$48,001 - $75,000 $6,801 $6,415 $5,754
$75,001 - $110,000 $7,596 $7,412 $7,049
$110,001 and more $7,346 $7,449 $6,908

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 10,316
Undergraduate enrollment 10,316
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 423
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 66 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NJCAA Division IIIMenWomen
Baseball 25-
Basketball 1313
Bowling 6-
Golf 5-
Soccer 22-
Softball -14
Track and Field, Outdoor 94
Track and Field, X-Country 115
Volleyball -10


Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1964 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1964 Accredited


National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1968 Accredited
New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education)

RN Associate Degree Programs

09/01/1960 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 010
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 011
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 001
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate19.5%
Number in default99
Number in repayment507

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00286400

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping195
Business Administration and Management, General156-
Category total1755
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric40-
Category total40-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other-2
Computer and Information Sciences, General1-
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other19-
Information Science/Studies4-
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster-1
Category total243
Construction Trades Colleges
Construction Trades, Other7-
Category total7-
Education Colleges
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching27-
Teacher Assistant/Aide-44
Category total2744
Engineering Colleges
Engineering, General16-
Category total16-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician11-
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician10-
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology1-
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/-7
Category total227
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care and Support Services Management145
Category total145
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other-19
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician12-
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling5-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)5-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse99-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-3
Category total12122
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science74-
Fire Services Administration4-
Category total78-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal2425
Category total2425
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies45-
Humanities/Humanistic Studies290-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other61-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies90-
Category total486-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology15-
Category total15-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Human Services, General18-
Category total18-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General16-
Commercial and Advertising Art17-
Music Performance, General-1
Visual and Performing Arts, General16-
Category total491
Grand total1116112