Dutchess Community College

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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Dutchess Community College is one of the thirty-seven public 2-year colleges in New York. The campus is located in a suburb, in Poughkeepsie.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 9,061 students attend the school. Every year 28% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

DCC's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $3,696, and fees were $540. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,392 and $540 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students9,061
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate62%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 10 48
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 87.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1964 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1968 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$154/credit
In State Students$154/credit
Out of State Students$308/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $6,930 $6,930 $13,860
ADN 70 $10,780 $10,780 $21,560
BSN 125 $19,250 $19,250 $38,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 67% of Dutchess Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 46% $4,257
Other Federal Grant 9% $356
State Grant & Scholarships 57% $1,754
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 9% $1,603
Federal Student Loans 30% $4,502
Private Loans 1% $7,424


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$5,570
$30,001 to $48,000$7,337
$48,001 to $75,000$10,590
$75,001 to $110,000$12,537
Over $110,000$13,186

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.
Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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