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Dutchess Community College (DCC)  |  College Fair Guide

Located in Poughkeepsie, halfway between Albany and New York City, Dutchess Community College (DCC) is part of the State University of New York system. It offers a quality education and low tuition ($3,528 per year for New York state residents; $7,056 for others) and awards AS, AA and AAS degrees, as well as certificates in fields including human services, art, business, education, aviation, communications, health, computer information, engineering and technology. The College offers a beautiful, suite-style residence hall for those who want to live on campus. (Students from outside Dutchess and Putnam must have at least a 70 high school average in order to be considered for housing.)

In a recent SUNY Opinion Survey, nine out of 10 students said they would choose DCC again, giving the College top marks in several areas, including class size, quality of instruction, learning facilities and library resources.

With almost 60 programs, excellent faculty, a beautiful campus and the lowest tuition in the state, DCC is the smart choice for those interested in starting a four-year degree or completing a career track certificate program. You can save thousands of dollars by completing the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program and transferring to a four-year school, including prestigious colleges such as Cornell, RPI, RIT, Duke, Vassar, NYU and Bard. Students also transfer to all colleges and universities within the SUNY system.

DCC also is the right choice for those who want to join the workforce after earning a two-year degree or career specific certificate. Full- and part-time study options and on-campus and online offerings make pursuing an education at DCC convenient.

The College offers an enriching, engaging, student-centered environment supported by outstanding faculty. Facilities include 10 major academic buildings, state-of-the-art library, laboratories, “smart” technology sites, art studios, theater, gymnasium, fitness center and dining hall. The student experience at DCC is further enriched by a host of activities, clubs and athletics and the College’s vast collection of artwork.

Honors level courses are available. For those who require additional support in meeting the challenges of college, academic support services are available. For more information visit or call (845) 431-8010.

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