Fast Facts

Some facts and figures about Dutchess Community College, our students, and our graduates. 

• DCC has the lowest tuition of any college or university in the state

• One-third of Dutchess County public high school graduates attend DCC.

• 65% of Dutchess County residents who attend a SUNY college are enrolled at DCC.

• 44% of all residents who attend a college in New York State full-time attend DCC. That number rises to 71% for part-time students.

• Enrollment stands at more than 10,000 students.

• 96% of DCC graduates who transfer to SUNY schools graduate.

• The Charles and Mabel Conklin Scholarship for Academic Excellence offers two-years' free tuition and brings the top ten percent of the most academically talented high school graduates from Dutchess County to the College.

• The Falcons baseball team is the first community college team ever to go the Division III World Championships for three years in a row.

• DCC students are consistently recognized for academic excellence by the Chancellor of the SUNY system.

• More than 70% of the area’s nurses and healthcare workers graduated from our nursing program.

• 90% of our graduates either find work right away or transfer to a four-year school.

• Dutchess was the first college in the state to offer a comprehensive jointly-registered transfer program in teacher education (with SUNY New Paltz), covering birth through twelfth grade.

• DCC is the only community college ever to be awarded the EPA’s Energy Star Partner Award.

• One of our graduates, County Executive Bill Steinhaus, was recently awarded the New York Community College Trustees’ Distinguished Alumni Award.

• The College is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges.