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Dutchess Community College 

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More students than ever are finding that Dutchess Community College – with a main campus in Poughkeepsie and satellite campus in Wappingers Falls – offers quality and value for those interested in starting their four-year degree at an acclaimed two-year school, as well as those pursuing two-year certificate programs. The College – part of the SUNY system – offers the lowest tuition in the state and has earned a reputation for excellence among students and employers.

The 130-acre main campus includes 10 major academic buildings with classrooms, a state-of-the-art library, laboratories, “smart” technology sites, art studios, a theater, gymnasium, fitness center and dining facilities. The student experience at DCC is further enriched by the Colleges vast collection of paintings, outdoor sculptures and other artwork.

DCC offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs for its credit students through the departments of Allied Health and Biological Sciences; Behavioral Sciences; Business Technologies; Engineering, Architecture and Computer Technologies; English and Humanities; Health, Physical Education, Athletics and Dance; History, Government and Economics; Mathematics, Physical and Computer Sciences; Nursing; and Performing, Visual Arts and Communications.

Newer academic programs include degrees in information management, aviation science-pilot training, human services, visual arts, fire protection technology, fire and occupational safety and a teaching assistant certificate. For more information, visit

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Grades offered: first 2 years of college
Teacher Student Ratio: 1:19
accreditation: middle states association of colleges and schools
Tuition: $121/credit; $1,450/semester
Address: 53 Pendell road, Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601; (845) 431-8000
DCC South Wappingers Falls , NY; (845) 298-0755

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