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Welcome to Dutchess Community College.

At DCC, you can pursue your education close to home at a reasonable cost - in fact, we have the lowest tuition of any college or university in the state. Whether you just want to take a course or two or plan to complete an associate degree and transfer to complete a bachelor's degree -- DCC is the place to begin.

We offer you more than 40 challenging and respected academic programs to choose from, flexible ways to complete coursework, modern and comfortable classrooms, and numerous opportunities for extracurricular activities - clubs, student government, theatre, movies, off-campus trips, athletics and much more. In addition:

  • Our excellent faculty and professional staff have received 30 prestigious Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Teaching and for Professional Service.

  • More than 90 percent of our graduates continue their studies or go directly into the job market.

  • Our transferring students have gone on to institutions such as Yale, Vassar, Brown, New York University, Columbia, SUNY Albany, SUNY New Paltz, RPI, Marist, and Syracuse.

  • According to New York State studies, DCC students who continue their education at State University of New York four-year colleges continually demonstrate a high rate of success, graduating at an above average rate.

Click here to find out how to become a DCC student.

Discover what DCC can offer you. Connect with our excellent faculty. Change your future.

To learn more, listen this radio interview with our Director of Admissions.