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Study at Dutchess Community College

Dutchess Community College, or DCC, is a two-year college, associated with the State University of New York (SUNY). The campus covers 130 acres and was founded in 1957. The college is also known as "Harvard on the Hudson. " DCC offers associate s degrees in more than 50 programs in different fields of study. It enrolls more than 7,000 students each term.

DCC has many sports teams. The men athletes of the college are known as Falcons and the women athletes are called Lady Falcons. The sports team of DCC participate in the NJCAA Division III, Region XV and Mid-Hudson Athletic Conference.

Some of the notable alumni of the college are Kelly Cass, popular Meteorologist; Bill Duke, Actor; and James Campion, President of Columbia-Greene Community College.

Profile of Dutchess Community College

Dutchess Community College is located in a large suburb, in Poughkeepsie, NY. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at Dutchess Community College top out at the Associate s degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school often study business and management and education and teaching.

Dutchess Community College Selectivity

Dutchess Community College maintains an open-admission policy.


The school s tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, Dutchess Community College tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student enrolment

The school offers classes to 8,248 students (5,563 full-time equivalent).

Dutchess Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts279humanities, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, sign language translation
Business and Management193business management, accounting technology
Education and Teaching126 elementary school teaching, teacher aide, social studies teaching, physical education teaching, English teaching, math teaching, science teaching, Spanish teaching
Nursing and Emergency Medicine79registered nursing, EMT paramedic
Security and Law Enforcement77criminal justice and police, fire services administration
Law30 legal assistant
Media29communication studies
Photography and Commercial Art28 commercial art
Engineering Technician28 architectural engineering tech, electronics tech, drafting, HVAC tech
Medical Support and Technology25clinical and medical lab science, medical lab tech, dental assistant
Family and Social Work19child care management
Therapy and Counseling18community health services, substance abuse counseling
Mechanics and Repair 15communications install and repair
Art Studies14art studies
Computer Science and Engineering12information science, computer and info science, computer support, computer programming
Construction Trades5construction trades
Music 3music performance
Transportation2 commercial pilot and flight crew

Contact: Dutchess Community College

Dutchess Community College

53 Pendell Rd

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1595

General Phone: (845) 431-8000


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