President's Message

Welcome to Dutchess Community College. The College has been serving the residents of Dutchess County and the Hudson Valley for over 50 years and we are proud of our service and commitment to educational excellence. Currently, one third of all Dutchess County high school students who attend a college enroll at DCC.

The College has the lowest tuition of any college or university in the state - $3,200 a year - and more than 200 scholarships. Our low tuition, combined with comprehensive financial aid opportunities, make the excellence of a DCC education affordable to all. You can save many thousands of dollars by earning the first two years of a four-year degree at DCC.

We offer over 60 academic areas of study. Our curricula include career-oriented programs as well as those designed for successful transfer to a four-year college or university. You will find a complete description of our academic offerings in the Academics section of this website.

The campus has grown over the years, winning numerous awards for its beauty and ease of access. We have an excellent faculty who love teaching and seeing their students succeed. From “Smart Classrooms” to a state of the art library, our campus uses the latest technological innovations to help our students achieve their educational and career goals. A one-stop student services center, housing admissions, financial aid, the registrar, testing, academic resources, and other student-help offices makes the "business" of being a student as easy as possible.

I am particularly proud of the success of DCC graduates. The College boasts an alumni family of almost 40,000 individuals of whom more than 75% make their home in the Hudson Valley. Some of the region's most prominent civic and community leaders are Dutchess graduates, and in many families there are second and third generation DCC students.

If you’re interested in becoming a student at DCC, email the Admissions Office , call (845) 431-8010 or complete the online application . We conduct information sessions and tours regularly and would be happy to answer any questions you have. Let us show you why Dutchess Community College is the college of choice for the residents of Dutchess County and the surrounding area.